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Learning activities, Field work resources Invasive species, Scientific inquiry Use your Senses! Get your students thinking with their five senses so they are raring and ready to give good field notes. Middle school (grades 6-8) dallen 1 2009-11-05
Tutorials Tutorial/ Template Using the Google Earth iPhone App to Display a Location in Digital Degrees This document gives instructions on how to set up the Google Earth app on an iPhone to display latitude and longitude of a location in digital degrees.
Middle school (grades 6-8)
High school (grades 9-12)
Professional development
deek490 1 2014-05-15
Tutorials Tutorial/ Template PowerPoint Presentation on Ready, Set, Science Ready, Set, Science is a must-read for all science educators (and administrators)! This is a practical guide on HOW to teach science in a way that is most beneficial to students. This book also clearly outlines why teaching science is vital in a democracy, how students can learn the art of debate through science and the way even very young children can think very deeply about relationships and concepts in science. This PowerPoint gives a brief overview of the first chapter and then a few hints about the rest of the book. Professional development ebailey 0 2010-12-07
Learning activities Biodiversity Classification and Biodiversity How do you classify things? Students usually list size, color, and shape. This activity builds on their previous knowledge and can be used to broaden students knowledge into classifying by structure. Easy to fit into a single period and minimal preparation make this an ideal starter activity. Middle school (grades 6-8) ecollard 0 2009-11-05
Rubrics and Assessment Tools, Units of study, Learning activities, Instructional models Invasive species Invasive Species Interdisciplinary Unit Last year, staff at the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences worked together to design and implement an invasive species three week unit. This unit is linked to science, technology, art, math, social studies and humanities. We connected with volunteers at the Sebasticook Land Trust, Friends of Messalonskee and Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to bring local issues into the classroom. I have uploaded our syllabus, schedule for the unit, a Vital Signs scavenger hunt and a knowledge rating scale/pre-assessment. I welcome questions or networking opportunities! High school (grades 9-12) egribben 0 2017-07-28
Tutorials Scientific inquiry How students put their data on the website Watch students Will and Flo publish their "not found" species observation to the website! Download the guide below under Documents Check out the video guides below! - Watch video with NO subtitles
Middle school (grades 6-8)
High school (grades 9-12)
Professional development
gmri 1 2010-09-22
Tutorials Scientific inquiry How many student teams? A guide designed to help teachers think about how best to divide their students into investigation teams. See how teachers Mike, Laura, Sue, Pat, and Diana manage 80 students in their own special ways. Download the guide below under Documents. Professional development gmri 0 2010-09-30
Learning activities Ecosystem health, Ecosystems, Invasive species Aquatic Ecosystem Presentation Rubric Students choose an aquatic ecosystem in the state of Maine. After in depth research into the health of that ecosystem, students share their findings. This rubric and instruction sheet guide students as they work independently on their research.
Middle school (grades 6-8)
High school (grades 9-12)
gmri 5 2012-01-03
Learning activities Biodiversity, Scientific inquiry Plant Discovery Students take on the role of naturalist discovering a plant for the first time. They look closely, name the plant, collect detailed information about it, and sketch it. As a fun extension, have the students exchange their work with another class, and see if they can identify the mystery plants.
Middle school (grades 6-8)
High school (grades 9-12)
gmri 0 2012-01-05
Tutorials Tutorial/ Template Where else is that species? In this How-To Map Guide, see how you can use the map to find out where the species you're most interested in has been found in Maine! Scroll down to download this Guide under "Documents"
Middle school (grades 6-8)
High school (grades 9-12)
Professional development
gmri 0 2012-03-16