We found yet another cool hands-on freebie resource from the United States Geological Survey for you! Download and make your own 3-D paper globes of planets and moons from this site, chock full of printable planetary and star maps!
Click here to go to the site!
Science Teaching Experiments is a neat 9 part collection of 82 hands-on experiments compiled by the Edison Electric Institute to enhance science curricula in grades 4 through 8. The purpose of the Science Teaching Experiments is to stimulate an interest in science and technology among elementary school students through easy to perform experiments in basic scientific concepts.
Our link takes you to their page which offers downloadable PDF versions of each chapter. (Or, it looks like you can still order a printed copy of the entire collection in a three ring binder for $1 (that’s all!) from their website while supplies last.)
Click here to go to the download page!
JOURNEY ALONG A FIELD LINE (PDF comic book)
Here’s a really neat sixteen-page educational comic book published by the USGS about the Earth’s magnetic field. Travel down through the interior of the earth then back up into the ionosphere to learn how the earth’s magnetic field works. Very well written and illustrated!
To download this PDF comic book, RIGHT CLICK HERE then “save link” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key then click the link and save to your Mac.
Fans of Science Unit Studies for Homeschoolers and Teachers will be excited to know that author Sue Kilbride has a new freebie out: Maps for Ages 4-7.
It’s written in the same easy-to-use format as her science units and makes learning about basic map concepts fun for young students and easy for the parent or teacher. Maps for Ages 4-7 is available on the download page along with several of Sue’s other free learning resources HERE.
It’s just plain HOT outside, so here are two cool cave resources for you to explore today!
“Exploring Caves” is an interdisciplinary set of materials on caves for grades K-3, published by the United States Geological Survey. Caves entail at least five scientific disciplines: earth science, hydrology, mapping, biology, and anthropology. Each of these disciplines involves a unique content area as well as the development of particular intellectual skills. This unit aims at helping teachers to sort and organize the most important ideas in this rich scientific area. Detailed lesson plans serve as ways to pass these ideas on to very young students.
Click here to go to the download page.
Build your Own Cave! Next, here’s a super neat 3-D paper model you can print, cut out and glue together – illustrating caves, sinkholes and other features of karst topography. Neat!
To download this PDF file, RIGHT CLICK HERE then “save link” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key then click the link and save to your Mac.