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Students go on an observational walk and look for living things. They will take notes of the living things they see and identify the structures they use to help them survive in their environment.
Students will create and share a poem in Google Slides by moving words on refrigerator magnets.
Students will plan and create an obstacle course using household and outdoor materials. They will test their designs and share their findings in a discussion inside of Google Classroom and respond to other students.
Have your students use the Google Science Journal app to investigate how humans are impacting their surrounding environment.
In this Teq-tivity students will learn about the different ways that some plants defend themselves and they will be able to compare these plants to the ones they see in their environment.
Students will learn about inherited traits that are passed down from parent to offsprings.
In this activity, students will learn about Binary code and converting letters to binary. Students will use the knowledge to create a bracelet with 2 colored beads to represent their initials in Binary.
During this STEAM lesson, students will research and learn about Vincent Van-Gogh and his famous works of art. They will also create self-portraits with a 21st century twist in Google Drawings. Students will practice reseach skills, gain vocabulary and work on 21st century technology skills.
Students will learn the effects of force (push and pull on an object) Students will be able to model what the two forces, push and pull, look like by demonstrating how they use them at home.Students will understand motion and what causes it.
Students will research a country's flag and then present their information in a Google Slide.
In this activity, students will be exploring and identifying equivalent fractions.Students will use Google Slides to review this concept and then they will test their knowledge by looking at fraction models and determine if they are equivalent or not equivalent. Students can collaborate with their peers by engaging in real-time discussion on Google Slides!
Students will be able to describe and identify the different types of rocks as they learn about the different stages of the rock cycle. Use this activity during your Rock unit or if you just want to do a fun rock activity with your students.
Students will learn what it means to be a Digital Citizen and learn about what they can do to be responsible members of the digital community
Students will review a clip of the Chicago Bulls executing the Triangle Offense. They will pause the footage, determine what type of triangles the team is forming in that play, and program the Sphero robot (using either Scratch or Java script) to execute the triangles used in the play.
Let's learn about the history of various countries across the globe! How do culture, geography, and history shape a community? How are world communities the same or different? Students will use Google Slides to share presentations about different cultures. Students can collaborate with one another to take on different components of each country. For example: food, language, geography, celebrations, attire, etc.
Este video lo ayudará a comenzar a hablar sobre el ciclo del rock con sus estudiantes. Los estudiantes podrán identificar las diferentes etapas del ciclo de una roca y podrán describir e identificar los diferentes tipos de rocas.
Let's use games to get our students thinking and expressing themselves creatively! We will explore how to create, share, and play a board game to promote social-emotional learning. We will take a closer look at how to create their board game using Google Drawings and Google Docs and discuss methods for engaging our students across subject areas.
In this activitiy, students will use the Sphero Mini to practice fractions. They will do this by rolling their robot to the assigned fraction on the number line.
Using your Makey Makey board, you will complete some simple circuits by using conductive material, alligator clips and your fingers!
What types of materials are conductive? Join me as I demonstrate a lesson using our Makey Makey board as students explore the concept of insulators and conductors.
In this lesson demostration, students make a gamepad using Play Doh. I show how to test the gamepad out with Scratch programs and also some online free games. This will all lead up to Game Design as students become more familiar with creating circuits on the Makey Makey board.
Students will use the Sphero Mini to pratice creating, measuring and identifying angles.
Students will use the Sphero Mini to explore acute, right, and obtuse angles. Students will learn about and be able to identify the different types of angles. They will then measure the angles, program Sphero to drive over angles on a pre-made template and determine what type of angle it is. In this lesson, students will review different types of angles and have some coding fun with their Sphero Mini!
In this activity, students will engage in a Sphero Mini bowling activity with a math twist! Students will set up the bowling pins and use the Sphero to knock the pins down. Students will determine how many pins are left and they will subtract that number from the original number of pins. Additional "pins" or objects can be added on to make this activity more advanced. In addition, students can apply different math strategies such as addition, multiplication, and division to take this activity to the next level!
In this activity, students will use the Sphero Mini to follow a path. This activity will start by driving Sphero through a maze. At different points on the path there will be "checkpoints" and students will respond to story prompts. This activity can be done multiple times for several different texts. Some of the checkpoints could involve characters, setting, problem, solution, etc. Join us as we explore a unique literacy activity with a Sphero Mini twist!
In the spirit of friendly competition students will run time trials with their Sphero Mini. This activity will give students to opportunity to pratice measureing angels and stright lines as well as code troubshooting.
In this activity, students will direct Sphero to a sight word that is called out. Using the Activity Kit materials, students can create an obstacle course to add to the excitement of this activity! They will need to navigate to the sight word, say the word, and use the word in a sentence. This can be adjusted for each grade level and can be expanded on by having students write the words, write a story with the words, etc.
Students will learn about probability using Ozobots and their device free Color Coding.
In this activity, students will engage in a Sphero Mini driving activity! Students will work on knocking down all the pins as quickly as possible. Students will set up pins in individual spaces across the room, using the Activity Kit materials. Using rails and arches to “protect” the pins, students will determine which setting and speed can knock down the pins with the most force. This will lead into a discussion of motion and force as we engage in a unique activity with our Sphero Mini!
Students will learn how to multiply numbers with the help of Ozobot color codes.
Students will create historical timelines of different time periods with the help of Ozobots!
Using the color sensor, students will program the RVR to read a list of words related to the Vowel Sounds category and associated to each specific color tile. They will use the Drive tool in Sphero EDU and stop over each color. This also uses speech blocks as well as the "On Color" event block.
Students will use Sphero to follow a path. At different points on the path there will be "checkpoints" and students will respond to story prompts. For example, character, setting, problem, solution. Join us as we explore a unique literacy activity with a Sphero twist!
In this activity, students will design a special home for their Sphero robots. The purpose of the home is to "protect" their robots and to keep it inside without breaking through the materials. Students will use home/classroom items to build a space for Sphero to fit inside. From there, students will try to drive the Sphero and the goal is for the house to stay up.
Using the color sensor, students will program the RVR to read a list of words related to the Roots & Prefixes category and associated to each specific color tile. This activity encourages students to use the movement and control blocks to drive over the color tiles, pause, and list words that fit the category. This also uses speech blocks as well as the "On Color" event block.
Using the color sensor, students will program the RVR to read a list of words related to the Endangered Animals category and associated to each specific color tile. They will use the Drive tool in Sphero EDU and stop over each color. This also uses speech blocks as well as the "On Color" event block.
Using the color sensor, students will program the RVR to read a list of words related to the Biographies category and associated to each specific color tile. They will use the Drive tool in Sphero EDU and stop over each color. This also uses speech blocks as well as the "On Color" event block.
Students work in pairs. One uses starts the program and the other guesses the animal. Using programming blocks, the RVR will ask "Which animal is this?" and use a sound block. If the driver student gets it wrong, the other student takes over and the RVR turns into a random heading and moves on. Also uses a Loop control block.
In this activity, students will design and construct their own "Sphero City". Students will be challenged to build roads, buildings, houses, etc. for Sphero to navigate through. Once the city is designed, students can drive Sphero through or even create a coded program!
Let's test our knowledge with Sphero! In this activity, students will take a "pop quiz" by answering questions and driving Sphero to the correct answer. This activity will begin by have answer choices set up (A,B,C,D). From there, multiple choice questions for any given subject area will be assigned to students. To answer the questions, students will drive the Sphero over to their answer choice.
In this activity, students will control Sphero to answer math questions. Teachers will set up number cards that will be placed throughout the classroom. Students will then be asked a question and students will drive the Sphero to the correct number card.
In this activity, students will use colored paper to help program Sphero. Students will use the Sphero Edu app to program code blocks to specific colors. This will lead to a discussion on programming and how to completely change the path of the RVR!
Let's explore how tough our Sphero RVR really is! In this activity, students will discover different types of terrain for our RVR to drive over. This activity will start by driving Sphero along a flat surface, and then adding additional "obstacles" such as grass, concrete, rocks, etc. Students will then determine if different speeds are needed to drive over each material.
In this activity students will use the Sphero SPRk+ or Bolt to practice fractions. They will do this by rolling their robot the the assigned fraction onthe number line.
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