Do you want your student to fall in love with science? This class is designed to nurture the joy that comes with scientific exploration. Miss Frizzle is my hero and in this class I try to emulate her teaching principles. We will "take chances, make mistakes, and get messy!"
IN CLASS: We will explore our weekly topic with experiments and simple notes/discussions. Example Schedule: 10:00-10:05 Greetings/Turn in Work/Science Song 10:05-10:15 Write class notes by labeling a picture 10:15-10:45 Rotate through 3 mini-labs/science stations 10:45-10:55 Review game
AT HOME: Homework will be limited to reading the assigned Magic School Bus Book or watching the corresponding video and answering four questions. The homework will get students in the habit of preparing for a class and answering in complete sentences.
Required Texts/Videos: MAGIC SCHOOL BUS BOOKS or VIDEOS A calendar will be released at the beginning of the year with the order of the books/videos. These books may be found at the library or a used bookstore. Many of these books are read aloud at www.youtube.com. You may watch these videos through Netflix, buy them on Amazon Prime, buy the DVDs used, or watch them on youtube.com.