# Category Archives: activities/experiments

## Instructional Resource Set: Geometry

This blog focuses on the Virginia Math SOL 3.14 that covers a portion of the geometry unit taught in the third grade.  Students will become familiar with plane and solid geometric figures and their specific characteristics.  You find included below … Continue reading

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## Ancient Egypt

This post discusses resources for the second grade Virginia SOL 2.1. In this unit, students learn about the contributions that ancient Egypt has made to the modern world. Specifically, students study how Egypt helped to develop, and influenced, writing, architecture … Continue reading

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## Teaching Time

Introduction to the topic- This entry covers the topic of telling time.  It focuses on VA SOL 2.12.  The student will tell and write time to the nearest 5 minutes, using analog and digital clock.  There are many great resources … Continue reading

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## Teaching Sorting Skills in First Grade

Introduction:  VA SOL 1.20 requires that the student sort and classify concrete objects according to one or more attributes, including size, color, shape, and thickness. This mathematical concept is stimulated by the student's exploration of their environment and most children … Continue reading

## Teaching Physical Science with Children’s Literature: Touch It! Materials, Matter and You

“Touch it! is a lively and easy-to-understand first science book that explores materials-their color, shape, texture, size, mass, magnetism, and more.” Touch it! Materials, Matter, and You written by Adrienne Mason and illustrated by Claudia Davila covers a lot of … Continue reading

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## Teaching Physical Science with Children’s Literature: Sound and Light

Introduction and Summary Sound and Light by David Glover gives a great overview of what sound and light are and how we use them. This book provides a section for topics like: lightning and thunder, sound waves, feeling sound, making … Continue reading

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## Teaching Process Skills with Children’s Literature: The Magic School Bus Gets All Dries Up

The Magic School Bus Gets All Dried Upwritten by Joanna Cole and illustrated by Bruce Degen is a fun and adventurous children’s book about survival in the desert.  The book starts off in Ms. Frizzle’s class, where things are not … Continue reading

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## Teaching Physical Science Skills with Children’s Literature: Squirts and Spurts Science Fun with Water

Squirts and Spurts Science Fun with Water was written by Vicki Cobb and illustrated by Steve Haefele.  This author has written many books like this one focusing on all different areas of science.  In this particular book, Ms. Cobb, details … Continue reading

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## Teaching Process Skills with Children’s Literature: The Science Book of Water

Introduction and Summary The Science Book of Water by Neil Ardley is a book of experiments that help students understand some of the different properties of water, such as buoyancy, density, displacement, surface tension, evaporation, etc.  Ardley starts the book … Continue reading

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