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One new resource (to be launched in September) which I hope to utilize is called: Mystery Science. (See what grabbed my attention below:) The premise of this site is "open and go" (videos and lessons) making it very user friendly. To start, the focus will be on 3rd and 4th grade (but adaptations could be made for older/younger learners with lessons to be created for 2nd - 6th graders soon).
The first four units are:
- Spaceship Earth (Night Sky, Sun, & Seasons)
- Plant Superpowers (Life Cycles, Adaptations, & Plants in Human Life)
- Animals in Society (Life Cycles, Heredity, & Social Behavior)
- Powering Machines (Simple Machines, Forces, & Energy)
This site seems like it could be a great answer for those of us who need to be re-energized or those who don't have science resources readily available to them or those looking for resources to compliment the Next Generation Science Standards. I'm so looking forward to trying it.
This is sure to be a great site that will inspire and motivate students and get them to really LOVE science! Can't wait to try it out with my students!
Read the Press Release here and make sure you sign up to receive the units. Don't hesitate to contact MysteryScience here if you have further questions...they respond very quickly!