Engage students in deep thinking about scientific knowledge and concepts with powerful technology tasks!
Students love creating with technology. Elementary students engage deeply with the curriculum and when they create artifacts that demonstrate their understanding. Build observation, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills in science through technology project work that uses painting, matching, writing, narration, and more.
The Integrating Technology into Elementary Science guide provides articles, samples, and lessons to help you engage students in important science concepts, building deeper scientific thinking skills and understanding.
In the Integrating Technology into Elementary Science guide you will explore:
- ideas to help you engage primary students in scientific thinking and essential standards through a combinatin of targeted activities and open-ended projects.
- how to use animation to make science concepts tangible as well as fun.
The guide includes lesson plans where:
- students create riddles to showcase their knowledge and engage other students in the natural world.
- students write persuasively on a conservation issue and create a public service announcement to promote their cause.
- students learn about the planets as they create a sample travel journal that explains what it would be like to travel to them.
- students explore the life cycle of a butterfly as they write and illustrate stories that show the stages of a butterfly's metamorphosis.
- students learn about the five biomes as they create a digital travel brochure.
- students learn about the value of scientific thinking as they study inventions and their inventors.
- students create a media campaign to educate others about the layers, components, and inhabitants of soil and explain why soil is beneficial.
The strategies and lessons in this guide will help you engage students in powerful project work that gets them thinking and acting like scientists.