URL: http://scienceofeverydaylife.com/ this site is within http://www.discoveryeducation.com
What is Science of Everyday life?
This website is packed fun of fun and interactive ways to learn about science. There are sections for teachers, parents and students! Parents can find exciting science experiments to create with the children at home. Students can also access this site and play games and locate science experiments.
There are a variety of lesson plans and educational videos that you could use to bring science to life in your classroom. The lesson plans are categorized by grade level and include topics such as: oil spill clean up, in the mix, and light and shadow. There are also educational videos that you can use to enhance your lesson so the students obtain a better understanding of specific concepts: soil erosion, and seasons. There are also interactive virtual labs but specific software is required: Internet Explorer 9, Foxfire 6, Chrome 14 or Safari 5.
Standard will vary depending on what you are teaching, and the videos and experiments you are using.
Kindergarten: Yearly weather changes (seasons) are observable patterns in the daily weather changes.
First: This topic focuses on the changes in properties that occur in objects and materials. Changes of position of an object are a result of pushing or pulling.
Second: This topic focuses on air and water as they relate to weather and weather changes that can be observed and measured.
Third: This topic focuses on Earth’s resources. While resources can be living and nonliving, within this strand, the emphasis is on Earth’s nonliving resources, such as water, air, rock, soil and the energy resources they represent.
Science Standards: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Academic-Content-Standards/Science
Your assessments will also vary depending on the standard you are using. If you choose to use the lessons within this site then there are assessments listed at the end of each experiment. If you created a different experiment then there are a variety of assessments that you can use to assess the student’s understanding: anecdotal notes or an observation sheet. You could also creat a predictions and observations sheet for the students to fill out during the experiment. This will show you their thinking before and after specific steps within an experiment.
The value of Science of Everyday life:
Teachers, parents and students can use this website to find information about experiments to further learn about different concepts and ideas. There are resources for parents to complete science experiments at home and ways to incorporate science into the activities they already do (e.g., visit the park-discover the science around you). This website if free to use and it is very easy to navigate!