Wednesday, February 24, 2010

What are Interactive Clock Games?

Teach children about the concept of clocks and telling-time with interactive clock games done both in and out of the classroom . With these activities students will learn with computers, and interactive games. This article will provide you with examples of online games and games that help kids get out the "wiggles."

Judy Clock Class PackConsider purchasing a set of Judy Clocks for your classroom so that each student can move the hands around on the clocks and learn for themselves how clocks work.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Windsock Activities

Preschoolers may be familiar with what a windsock looks like, but might not know how a windsock works, or what it can tell us about the weather outside. Create and learn about windsocks with the following activities from a eHow article written by our Egghead.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Accounting Bulletin Board Ideas

Even high school teachers need to post bulletin boards to decorate the school room and help explain concepts to students. Follow this link for ideas appropriate for use in accounting classes:

Bulletin Board Ideas for Accounting

Holiday Kindergarten Games

Kindergartners enjoy playing games with a theme, so why not integrate holidays into game time? Expand games to other times of the class such as normal PE or activity time, or during your school party.

Follow THIS LINK for an article on Holiday Kindergarden Games. Or check out THIS LINK for a book on Holiday Party Ideas.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Washable Markers

Next time you find a dried out marker DON'T throw it out. As long as you still have the cap, the marker SHOULD be salvageable. Read the article called  What Chemicals Are Used in Washable Markers? for information on washable markers, including how to revive markers that have dried-out

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Expansion & Contraction Science Projects

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Teach students about Expansion and Contraction by conducting a few simple projects. Helium-filled balloons easily demonstrate how molecules expand and contract when exposed to varying temperatures.

Follow THIS link to, for three science projects on expansion and contraction from our egghead. Check out THIS link for resources for balloons.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Science Activities on Density

Most people have heard of the "Dancing Raisins", but have you ever seen raisins float?

Illustrate density, the measurement of mass, by conducing a few simple projects with items found around the home.

"Density of Liquids" will compare water, oil, and maple syrup, and discuss why the liquids don't mix. Most people have heard of the "Dancing Rains"- but did you know you could make raisins float? "Floating Raisins" will show you why water wings help children stay afloat in pools, and "Comparing Size & Density" will use soap to prove an important density concept- weight doesn't necessarily indicate that something is more dense. Follow the link below for three activities that teach about density.

Density Science Activities

Science Projects on Permanent Markers

Ever wondered about what makes permanent markers permanent? Ever tried to clean off permanent markers from a surface or clothing? Follow THIS LINK  for science projects and activities about permanent markers. You'll find activities about how long a cap can be left off the marker, how to clean markers from surfaces, and how to make a tye-die like t-shirt.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Enrichment Activities for 4th Grade Math

Enrich the arithmetic classroom with activities that reinforce what students have learned about fractions, counting money, and graphs. Integrate things such as sports and food that will make the concepts relevant to the students, and keep them interested.

Follow the link below to for our Egghead's article on enrichment activities for fourth grade arithmetic.

Grade 4 Math Enrichment Activities

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Science Project on the Circulatory System

Teach students about the importance and functions of the circulatory system by conducting activities specifically designed to teach about the heart, blood, and blood vessels.

Read Egghead's article on Circulatory System activities HERE.

Monday, February 1, 2010

National Science Fair Ideas

Janice VanCleave's A+ Science Fair ProjectsWhen selecting a science fair project idea, keep in mind that you'll most likely be working with the subject matter for several months. Choose a topic that will peak your interest, and give you a deeper understanding.

Visit THIS LINK below for science fair projects on human anatomy, botany, earth science, and chemistry. Project titles include: Heart Races, Changing a Flower's Color, Bleaching Paper, and Dissolving Sugar in Water