Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
“Makeup!” “Hair!” “Clothes!” “Work it! Work it!”…
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
I’ve just found out that the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) is promoting a series of short National Science Foundation videos that feature the science behind the sports of the Olympics.
Monday, February 8, 2010
I love connecting the dots. But these days my ‘dots’ are resources and I especially love it when they start to connect in really meaningful ways.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Don’t ever underestimate the gross factor as a way to get kids interested and engaged in a topic.
*Animal scat identification kit (599 AN 2008 A/V)
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Start with --
1 Hungry Planet resource kit
(641.3 Hu 2007 A/V)
1 Chew On This
(394.12 SCC 2006)
1 DVD, World According to Monsanto
(363.19 WO 2008 DVD)
Toss in for eyebrow-raising flavour –
1 Man Eating Bugs
(394.1 MEM 1998)
Don’t forget to blend with –
1 Big Ideas : Linking Food, Culture,
Health, and the Environment
(641.3 Bi 2008)
Whip in last –
1 to 6 books about fair trade and
(see 382’s, 303.482 and 658.827 NoL 2003 DVD)
-learn what people around the world eat and how much (or little as the case may be)
- great connections to math and social studies
-learn how the food industry has impacted technology, affecting our everyday lives for better and worse.
-this will be one of ‘those’ provocative books that will gross out and draw kids in at the same time.
- includes all levels K-12
-making cross-curricular connections for you between social studies and science.
-take it a step further by including grade appropriate resources that will engage both geographic and historical thinking skills (part of Alberta Education’s program of studies for social studies)