Friday, December 27, 2013

Foldable Friday: Early European Settlements in North America

When we start our colonies unit, we start with the earliest European Settlements in North America.  This interactive foldable graphic organizer was an easy way to keep all the information together in one spot.

Inside the graphic organizer, the students included when the settlement was founded, what country founded it and why it was founded. There is also a map included to place the location of the settlement.

If you like this graphic organizer, you can find it in my TpT store. Just click on the picture below. This set also includes interactive foldable graphic organizers for the 13 colonies.

13 Colonies

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Biomes Research

One of the first activities that we do in our life science unit is research different biomes. We focused on what type of plant and animal life the biome had, how the climate and weather effected those plants and animals, resources that the plants and animals had available to them, where the biome was located in the world and then the students had to create a food chain that could be found in that biome.

The students compiled all their information and put it on chart paper. They then presented the information to their classmates.

As the students presented their information, the students at their seats took notes in their interactive foldable graphic organizer.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Foldable Friday: Types of Potential Energy

One of our 6th grade science standards is knowing the different types of potential energy. My students put the definition and examples of each type in their interactive foldable graphic organizers.

This interactive foldable graphic organizer can be found in my Energy Posters and Graphic Organizer set. Click on the picture below to find it in my TpT store.

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Foldable Friday: Fractions, Decimals and Percents

Our fraction, decimal, percent unit is probably one of the hardest we do all year. One aspect of it is converting between the three. This interactive foldable graphic organizer is a way that the students can organize the rules for converting.

I have a FREE fraction, decimal, percent conversion chart in my TpT store. Click on the picture to download it.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Biotic and Abiotic Lab

This first day of school we did our biotic and abiotic lab.  I had several objects out on the lab tables and I had the students group them however they wanted (feather, paper, plastic and a coin).  I led a discussion on how each group had grouped their objects.  We then talked about what biotic and abiotic was. We looked around the room to classify things as being one or the other. We then went outside to do the same thing.

When we came back inside, I had them draw a picture. The picture had to include 5 biotic and 5 abiotic items. Here are some of the pictures in progress.

An example of a completed picture.