Outdoor School related concept ideas
Below are a variety of sites that are connected to what we will be learning about at outdoor school
Build a Prairie - help restore a prairie (a natural ecosystem)
Wild Kratts - yes, it may seem a bit cheesy and young, but does contain much information and kid friendly activities
Ecokids - various links containing games and information
OLDIES BUT GOODIES:
Camouflage game sites
animal site #1 - cheesy Dr. Seuss site where you need to find hidden animals.
animal site #2 - click on one of the animals in the large box and there will be several
wildlife adaptions - identify adaptations of different animals and plants from different regions of the world. Need to scroll to the bottom of the screen to log in and play.
octopus adaptations - short video about an octopus hiding, moving, eating
Water Cycle sites
steps of water cycle - interactive site to learn more about the steps of the water cycle
Below are links to various Greek myths as well as gods and goddesses. There are many more sites available.
Greek gods, goddesses, and mythology links
Students will be working on creating two different projects, of their choosing, about two different topics, also of their choosing, about ancient Egypt. Linked below is a suggested list of topics as well as instructions and rubrics for the different topics.
Project instructions and rubrics
Listed below are a few sites I found that might be interesting when learning about mummies, specifically ancient Egyptian mummies. Some just provide information while others incorporate online interactive activities.
National Geographic Kids
Ancient Egypt for Kids
Ancient Egypt Info - background information
Making a Mummy - online activity
Ancient Egypt Resources
On the title of the page below, there are several websites that provide information on different topics of Egypt. Simply open up the file and click on any of the links.
Other websites that might be useful:
Egypt Flash Cards - interactive flash cards, can hear word pronounced, has the word on one side and the description/definition on the other
Daily Life - OPB
Egyptian gods and goddesses
Variety of topics and links
5 Famous Ancient Egyptians
Video sites that could be of interest:
NeoK12 - contains a variety of videos and activities
History of Great Pyramid - from the History Channel
Tombs of Ancient Egypt - from National Geographic for Kids
Variety of Egyptian Topics - from website "WatchKnowLearn"
Below are various links and websites about Greece that a person may find interesting or useful.
Myths & Religion - a link to a variety of sources about myths, gods and goddesses, and heroes of ancient Greece
Olympians - a slide show of the 12 main gods of ancient Greece - the Olympians
Polis of ancient Greece
Polis of ancient Greece #2
General information - from the British Museum (a great website!)
General information - contains pages for many topics
General information - a slide show containing information about ancient and present Greece
10 facts of ancient Greece - from National Geographic Kids
Art and architecture
Art periods of ancient Greece
Listed below are some energy links that can aid in the understanding of energy. The activities are mostly interactive, thus they can be done online. Enjoy.
EIA Kids - great site for information
Nonrenewable and Renewable Energy
Advantages and Disadvantages
Introduction to energy types
General - including activities and games
science museum activities
Watt's the Matter quiz show
Various games and activities
Ohio State Energy activities
Students will be designing and constructing a project connected to a real life problem they are going to research before coming up with a solution.
Engineering & Design Instructions
Engineering & Design Template
Below are links to the instructions for the Geology Rocks project as well as a link for resources that could be helpful when researching. All projects are due by Friday, 3/8. Projects can be turned in as completed instead of waiting till final due date.
Geology Rocks Instructions
Listed are assignments for the novel, Things Not Seen, that a group of students are reading and studying in class. Simply click on the title for a copy of the assignment to appear. Check back regularly as the page will be updated at the appropriate times.
Syllabus (timeline) of due dates
Character Poster and Book Project Instructions
Ch 1-6 ?'s
Ch 7-12 ?'s
- Important Events
The calendar is a great place to see upcoming events, as well as any that are down the road (such as conferences and Outdoor School). Just click on My Calendar to see what lies ahead.
- Letters Home
In the Category list on the right side of my homepage, I have set up a new category called Letters. There, a copy of the more vital letters sent home this school will be obtainable. Typically a reminder note, such as for an upcoming event, won't be posted because the original letter containing virtually the same information will already be available.
- Weekly Reviews
To check out a weekly update for the week, click on the Weekly Review under the Category section of the homepage. Each Weekly Review provides an explanation of what is going to be covered in each of the subjects. For a more specific look, click on My Calendar and choose the day and subject of interest.