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Sensory table explorations of matter

Experiences are the beginning of understanding science and engineering concepts. When two-year-olds explore materials and make a mixture, they are learning about the properties of “matter.” Water is a favorite kind of matter for many children and adults. In warm weather, programs often make large amounts of water available for children to work with and [...]

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Discovering Science: classifying and categorizing (matter, grades 2-3)

Key critical thinking skills can be easily incorporated into science lessons. And you can keep the “matter” of teaching science exciting, fun, and relevant! NSTA’s “Discovering Science” lesson on matter provides you with a natural segue into strengthening students’ classifying and categorizing skills. Those critical thinking skills help students see patterns and organize their thinking. They [...]

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Beginning the school year with goals

Early in the month of August, pre-kindergarten teacher Gail Laubenthal begins planning for the young children who will soon be entering her classroom. As a guest blogger she is sharing her ideas on how to start the school year by setting goals for herself and her children. Gail teaches pre-kindergarten at Sanchez Elementary School in [...]

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