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Geology For Young Minds: A One Week Themed Unit

Geology is everywhere.  From digging our toes into the sand, to skipping pebbles across a pond, geology is something that has always just naturally called to us.  From sandcastles to mud pies our kids have a curious familiarity that will allow for a valuable learning experience. This unit for preschool to young elementary will explore… Continue reading Geology For Young Minds: A One Week Themed Unit

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Weathering & Erosion Lesson: Geology for Young Minds Unit

Weathering & erosion cause fantastic, as well as fascinating changes to our world's surface.  Just look at the concept of Pangaea of yester-year and onto the development of islands and Earth features today.  These observations can really bring to light just how our landscape is slowly changing each and everyday.  But, the changes don't stop… Continue reading Weathering & Erosion Lesson: Geology for Young Minds Unit

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Rocks & Minerals Lesson: A Geology Unit for Elementary

What is the difference between rocks & minerals anyway?  This lesson will not only explore the difference but will lay the foundation of the child's fluency with the Periodic Table. This lesson covers many objectives, and depending on your child's prior knowledge, it can easily be divided into two days for greater focus and mastery.  … Continue reading Rocks & Minerals Lesson: A Geology Unit for Elementary

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Volcanoes & Earth’s Changes Lesson: Geology Unit for Elementary

As we dig deeper into Geology, it is necessary to understand the vital role magma and volcanoes play in shaping our planet.     As as an Amazon Affiliate I earn from qualifying purchases. Learning Objectives  Changes to Earth's Surface; Volcanic Eruptions Find evidence of Changes to the Earth's Surface How Do Rock Layers Form Day… Continue reading Volcanoes & Earth’s Changes Lesson: Geology Unit for Elementary

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The Solar System- Astronomy Lesson For Preschool

Our Solar System is everything we have learned about this week all rolled up into a single synchronized set of orbits.  That being said, today's lesson may be a bit more involved then the previous ones, by using art and a tactile manipulative in order to assess our student's understanding of our planets, sun, and… Continue reading The Solar System- Astronomy Lesson For Preschool

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The Moon- Astronomy Lessons For Preschool

We have already shot for the stars, the sun, and the planets, and today we land on the moon with our little ones.  This day can invite conversation on physics concepts such as light and gravity through play and hands-on exploration.      As an Amazon Affiliate I earn from qualifying purchases. Daily Warm Up:… Continue reading The Moon- Astronomy Lessons For Preschool

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The Planets- Astronomy Lesson For Preschool

We've made it to Planets!  Who doesn't love imagining and exploring the idea of other worlds?  For preschoolers the two main concepts is to familiarize themselves as they associate the images of the planets with their names.  This can be done wonderfully through some videos I have included in the intro of the Lesson.  And… Continue reading The Planets- Astronomy Lesson For Preschool

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The Sun- Astronomy Lessons For Preschool

 Day 2: The Sun The Sun is the perfect follow up to a day reviewing the stars considering it is a giant star!  This fun lesson includes a video that gives a brief overview of all the strengths of the sun, and then activity that teaches our children how protection from it works. Circle Time:… Continue reading The Sun- Astronomy Lessons For Preschool

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The Earth’s Layers: Geology For Kids

One cannot even begin to fathom geology without first understanding the earth's layers, and what makes up our planet.  This is day one of a four day adventure rocking geology.     As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.   Learning Objectives:  Label Earth's Layers What is geology? What does a Geologist Do?… Continue reading The Earth’s Layers: Geology For Kids

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Coronavirus: Coping with our Children Through Creativity

Coronavirus, COVID-19, has seemed to change everything we ever knew or found comfort in.  We live in interesting times.  Globally society has changed, and as much as we want to safeguard our children from all things perceptibly scary, whether we talk to them or not they are exposed to it. This does not have to… Continue reading Coronavirus: Coping with our Children Through Creativity