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Students add their voice to a cartoon character and review sound waves using music technology software. They record specific information into the computer using a microphone and import their voice into the Flash program and apply it to one of the cartoon characters. Immediately after importing their voice, students can play their cartoon clip on the computer.
Second graders investigate sound and vibrations. In this sound lesson, 2nd graders examine how sound is different in different areas of the school such as the library, playground, and gymnasium. They determine how sound would need to be changed using microphones to make a performance area.
Students answer questions about friendship and listen to the book, Ira Sleeps Over. Students participate in a class discussion about the friendship in the book, real life friendships, and the importance of friendships. Next, students give a compliment to each student in the class by speaking into the microphone at the computer that the teacher has set up. Students take home the CD of their compliments and share it with their family.
Wow! What a fabulous lesson on clouds, rain, and weather! Using video streaming, a hands-on activity, and web-based activities, the young meteorologists begin to identify clouds, their scientific names, and the weather they produce. This resource is chock-full of terrific teaching ideas, worksheets to support them, and a wonderful song about clouds and weather. Top notch!
Students detect the waveform of 6 musical notes to determine the code for the "safe." In this forensics simulation instructional activity, students use a microphone and tuning forks along with Vernier EasyData on their graphing calculator to analyze five musical notes. They enter the data on a table, and analyze their results.
Your second graders can become composers with a little help from the Garage Band software. You pre-select several drum, piano, and guitar loops for the groups to choose from, then they put them together following an ABA looping pattern. This lesson suggests using Orff instruments for learners to perform on as well as alternate performance ideas.
The insulation of sound is investigated by physics fanatics during this inquiry. Audacity® free sound editing software is required for collecting data. A link to the website for downloading it and a few screenshots are included to help you make this happen. A rather simple set of questions is included on a worksheet. Since participants are measuring and recording sound, they can print out the data to turn in along with a lab report.
Second graders read the story The Stolen Smell and participate in many language arts based activity connected to the story. They participate in discussions, vocabulary work, analyzing the story, public speaking, illustrating pictures, and writing. A detailed list of reading comprehension questions are included, and there's even a section that focuses on synonym work.
Here is a quick activity that could help your kids with their reading comprehension. They practice a classic strategy that gets them to start asking questions about what they are reading, while they are reading it. They write out questions to the author on sticky notes as they mark sections of the text. The strategy is good because younger kids are able to think about the author and the act of questioning the text in a concrete way.
Your fifth graders will present original dental presentations to younger students. In this dental health instructional activity, Pre-K and /or kindergarten students understand the does and don'ts for health teeth. and your class will have to process all the information in order to present to the younger students. Younger students answer what, where, when and why questions after the presentation.
Learners explore matter. In this matter and technology lesson, students locate examples of solids, liquids, and gases inside and outside the classroom, and record their findings in a graphic organizer. Learners listen to the book What is the World Made Of? All About Solids, Liquids, and Gases by Kathleen Meisel. Students take pictures of matter and create a multimedia presentation to demonstrate their knowledge.
This lengthy assignment for English language learners includes a one-page reading on the Argentinian president, Cristina Kirchner, and numerous activities/exercises that address listening and reading comprehension, speaking, vocabulary acquisition, spelling, and more. An answer key is provided for some of the exercises.
So much fun! After reading and summarizing each chapter of the book, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, pupils will create a Photostory. The class is divided into six groups, each responsible for summarizing, story boarding, and creating a Photostory about one chapter in the book. The group will take pictures of each other as characters from the book, upload them in sequential order, then add narration and music. Each chapter summary will be shown to the class.