Earth Day Activity: Build a Biosphere in a Bottle
Did you know that everything on our Earth is connected in some way? We have living things (plants, animals (yes you are an animal) and organisms (some so tiny you can’t even see them). All these living things need to interact with non-living things such as soil, water and sunlight. Together all these living and non-living things interact with one another to create a system to sustain life. The term “ecosystem” means an “ecological” system. An ecosystem can be as big as our whole Earth or as ...
It's Plantin' Time! Writing About Science & A Freebie
Chlorophyll rubbings during our plant unit. After learning about how a plant makes it's own food we "painted" with chlorophyll! Blog post with LOTS of creative and fun ideas for getting kids writing about science while teaching about the life cycle of plants. Also includes FREE printable anchor charts for photosynthesis and parts of a plant.
5 Solar-Powered Crafts and Activities
Let shadows be your child’s guide for this activity. In the morning (8 a.m.) or late afternoon (4 p.m.), place a table in a sunny spot where long shadows will be cast. Unroll paper (Easel Paper Roll, $14; alexbrands.com) along one side of the table,