In this activity, students familiarise themselves with asteroids. They discuss and build their own model asteroids. They learn how asteroids are formed in the Solar System. At the end of the activity, each student has their own model asteroid made from clay.
Resources for parents and caregivers of preschoolers.
Nursery (or Kindergarten or Preschool) students enjoy seeing the evening sky with the teacher from the playground or through a big window (indoor). This is especially relevant for students who stay for extra-hour care. During late evening hours, some students feel a little lonely waiting for their parents, but they have a wonderful natural treasure: the evening sky. By observing the evening sky with the naked eye, they will notice many colours, changing colours, the first star, the subtle colours of stars, twinkling stars, and the movement of stars. Nursery teachers who think they are not science-oriented will also gain guidance skills of introducing science to students. This activity is also useful for primary school students, especially younger-grade students.
This amazing guide to school readiness includes four sections that change monthly: kindergarten skills readiness, getting ready to read, health and wellness, and an information printout. Notably, each section includes book and website recommendations.
Dani Sloan and Katie Blunt unveil and show us the new Utah's Online Library product page! They tell us about essential resources available and how easy it is to find what you need using this page. See the page at uen.org/UOL
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Two children act as the Moon and the Earth. By holding hands and spinning around they mimic the tidal locking of the Moon. They note that the Moon always keeps the same face towards Earth.
This resource is a tutorial video showing how to use Soundzabound on Utah's Online Library to find royalty-free music that can be used in student or teacher projects and lessons.
What is a star and what shape is it? Students explore both artistic and scientific representations of stars, learn that stars are like the sun but much further away and make their own star hat.
Dani Sloan and Chris Haught, Technology Mentor from Southwest Educational Development Center, dive into Gale InfoBits. Chris teaches us ways to engage students by adding the tool to Canvas lesson plans. Gale InfoBits has many embedded tools to customize the resources for your students.
A walk through Utah's Online Library focusing on the tools available for preschool and elementary students in the state of Utah.
In “Disappearing Hot Dogs,” Yana thinks picking up her fork makes hot dogs magically disappear.Families are encouraged to play along as she,Egbert, and Izzie discover the surprising (four legged)cause of the disappearing hotdogs—and the difference between confounded evidence and isolating variables.
“Mystery Box” teaches children about experiments. Yana and Egbert explore the distinction between“just guessing” and “hypotheses.” They abandon wild guesses about what is inside a mysterious box when Izzie the Ostrich points out a potential experiment. Can they find out what’s really inside?
"Picnic Panic" helps kids understand the difference between rare and common causes. Egbert Finds his picnic ruined. Who did it? They find some hairs at the crime scene and get side-tracked by half remembered stories and scary worries until the learn to focus on common causes rather than rare ones and realize that "things that happen most of the time, cause most of the things that happen."
"Sneezing Aardvarks” begins with two bands of aardvarks fighting over whether white pepper or black pepper is sneezier. Yana and Egbert create a contest to see who is right. Children can see intuitively how randomly distributed differences between groups don’t affect our ability to decide whether systematic differences between groups affect outcomes.
In “Suspicious Gumballs” a string of gum balls all the same color mysteriously fall out of a gum ball machine, and Yana and Egbert discover who’s responsible. This episode encourages families to explore the relationship between samples and populations, and random versus selective sampling processes.