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The Science of Sounds

K-5 Science | June 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Science of Sounds

How does the ear collect sound? Does the shape of the ear matter for hearing? Can you really hear someone talking through two tin cans connected by a string? There are countless questions that can be investigated by studying the science of sound. According to the Next Generation Science Standards, first and fourth grade students […]

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Videos for Observing Patterns in Nature

K-5 Science | June 6, 2013 | 1 Comment

Videos for Observing Patterns in Nature

Working with pattern blocks, tangrams, and 3D shapes are part of every elementary teacher’s geometry curriculum. But have you ever gone outdoors and observed nature’s design? The natural world is filled with geometric patterns. The sunflower, pine cone, and pineapple are examples where you’ll see the Fibonnaci sequence. Lightning, arteries, and river deltas are examples […]

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Stop Motion Animation in the Elementary Classroom

K-5 Science | January 17, 2013 | 13 Comments

Stop Motion Animation in the Elementary Classroom

In the 1950s, Art Clokey created beloved claymation character Gumby and sidekick Pokey for a stop motion claymation television series that ran in the 50s and 60s. Since then, stop motion animation has made it to the big screen with movies like Wallace & Gromit and Fantastic Mr. Fox. Can this digital art form make […]

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In the Classroom: Live Oak Elementary School Students Produce Audio Podcasts

In the Classroom | August 17, 2012 | 4 Comments

In the Classroom: Live Oak Elementary School Students Produce Audio Podcasts

At teacher training workshops, the question always comes up, “What grade can you begin to teach students how to produce their own digital media?” Of course, this is a loaded question as there are several different types of media, each with its own set of learning curves. But, in general, I default to fourth grade […]

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Science Lab — Fall 2011

K-5 Science | November 11, 2011 | 40 Comments

Science Lab — Fall 2011

KQED Education + Cal Academy Seeks SF Educator KQED and California Academy of Sciences have joined forces again to present a second module of Science Lab! Eighteen dedicated San Francisco educators answered our ad and met at Cal Academy on November 8 to start session one KQED’s Science Lab is a free series of workshops designed […]

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