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Monday, April 13, 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Rockin' on the 3rd Rock

5th grade science is studying the Earth in Space, here are the resources I gave them for this unit.
In what ways does the Earth move?
  1. Movement of Earth Video
  2. Geography For Kids , The Study of Our Earth
  3. Movement of the Earth through Space
  4. The Planet Earth
  5. Movement of Earth and its Effects
  6. Earth Movements and Time Zones
  7. Earth's Movement around the Sun
  8. Eclipses: http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse.html, http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/

Parts of the Solar System
  1. The Solar System and Outer Space
  2. Hubble Site
  3. Major Component of the Solar System Lesson
  4. Nine Planets
  5. The Nine Planets for Kids
  6. Basics of our Solar System
  7. Cool Cosmos
  8. Windows to the Universe
  9. Our Solar System
  10. Universe Today
  11. Planets for Kids

Asteroids and Comets
  1. National Geographic: Asteroids and Comets
  2. Amazing Space – graphic organizer
  3. What’s the Difference between Comets and Asteroids?
  4. NASA: Asteroids
  5. Comets vs. Asteroids
  6. All the Little Things in the Solar System, and the Things They Can Do to Earth
  7. New Scientist: Comets and Asteroids
  8. Comets, Meteors, and Asteroids
  9. Space Object Differences
  10. What's the difference between asteroids, meteoroids, meteors, meteorites and comets?

The Moon
Facts
  1. Fun Information About the Earth’s Moon
  2. Enchanted Learning: The Moon
  3. The Moon: Earth's Satellite
  4. NASA: The Moon
  5. Nine Planets: The Moon
  6. The Ocean’s Tides Explained

Phases
  1. Homework Help: The Moon – Phases of the Moon
  2. Kids Astronomy: Phases of the Moon
  3. The Earth and Beyond
  4. The Phases of the Moon for Kids
  5. Phases of the Moon: Animated with Virtual Moon Atlas
  6. Phases of the Moon Game



Take a trip to the Planetarium - http://www.rowan.edu/planetarium/schoolshows/

Friday, March 27, 2015

MIT App Inventor


I am very excite to share that today I am in Washington DC with the AAUW being trained to teach the MIT App Inventor program.  This summer I will teach 7th grade girls at the AAUW Tech Trek at Stockton University in Galloway, NJ.  Through this experience I hope to integrate this program into my middle school STEM curriculum.  I can't wait to see and share what my students create with App Inventor!  Below are links to find out more about this free open-source web application.

  1. http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/
  2. http://www.appinventor.org/
  3. https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/mitappinventortest
  4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/App_Inventor_for_Android
  5. https://www.youtube.com/user/appinventor

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Debating the Constitution

Federalist vs. Anti-Federalists
  1. The Federalist Papers - http://avalon.law.yale.edu/subject_menus/fed.asp
  2. Background and Basics of Federalism - http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/rightsandfreedoms/a/studyback.htm
  3. National and State Governments - http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/rightsandfreedoms/a/federalism.htm
  4. Hamilton and the National Economy -http://americanhistory.about.com/od/18thcentury/a/Alexander-Hamilton-And-The-National-Economy.htm
  5.  Antifederalists - http://www.ushistory.org/us/16b.asp
  6. Anti-Federalists - http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h374.html
  7.  Anti-Federalist Papers - http://www.constitution.org/afp/afp.htm
Bill of Rights                                                  
  1. States’ Rights - http://civilliberty.about.com/od/raceequalopportunity/tp/States-Rights-History-Timeline.htm
  2. Bill of Rights - http://billofrightsinstitute.org/founding-documents/bill-of-rights/
  3. All Amendments - http://www.ushistory.org/documents/amendments.htm
  4. 1st Amendment - http://kids.laws.com/first-amendment
  5. 2nd Amendment – http://www.layers-of-learning.com/the-second-amendment-for-kids/
  6. 3rd Amendment – http://www.government-and-constitution.org/bill-of-rights/3rd-amendment.htm
  7. 4th Amendment – http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/score_lessons/bill_of_rights/media/four.htm
  8. 5th Amendment – http://content.time.com/time/video/player/0,32068,1027130599001_2080298,00.html
  9. 6th Amendment – http://www.constitutingamerica.org/juliette/?p=271
  10. 7th Amendment – http://www.ducksters.com/history/us_government/seventh_amendment.php
  11. 8th Amendment – http://constitutioncenter.org/constitution/the-amendments/amendment-8-cruel-and-unusual-punishment
  12. 9th Amendment – http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2080345_2080344_2080383,00.html
  13. 10th Amendment – http://www.cliffsnotes.com/cliffsnotes/american-government/the-10th-amendment-does-what

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Constitutional Convention


Proceedings
  1. First President - http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/creating-the-united-states/road-to-the-constitution.html#obj2
  2. Notes on the Debates - http://avalon.law.yale.edu/subject_menus/debcont.asp
  3. http://americanhistory.about.com/od/usconstitution/p/constitutional_convention.htm
  4. Key Compromises - http://americanhistory.about.com/od/usconstitution/tp/compromises-of-the-constitutional-convention.htm
  5. Convention Procedures - http://teachingamericanhistory.org/static/convention/themes/12.html

Virginia vs. New Jersey Plans
  1. Image of document - http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=7
  2. Montpelier - http://www.montpelier.org/james-and-dolley-madison/james-madison/father-of-the-constitution/virginia-plan
  3. Father of the Constitution - http://www.constitutionfacts.com/us-constitution-amendments/james-madison/
  4. New Jersey Plan - http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/documents/v1ch8s9.html
  5. Why was the NJ Plan Introduced? - http://teachingamericanhistory.org/static/convention/themes/3.html
  6. Virginia and New Jersey infographics - https://www.boundless.com/u-s-history/textbooks/boundless-u-s-history-textbook/founding-a-nation-1783-1789-9/the-united-states-constitution-84/the-virginia-and-new-jersey-plans-475-3263/
  7. At the Convention - http://zorak.monmouth.edu/~njhist/njconstconvention.html

Slavery
  1. Jefferson Notes - http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/creating-the-united-states/road-to-the-constitution.html#obj1
  2. The Constitution and Slavery - http://www.crf-usa.org/black-history-month/the-constitution-and-slavery
  3. Influence on Writing the Constitution - http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2005/dec/18/20051218-125506-2924r/?page=all
  4. Constitutional Understanding - http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2005/dec/18/20051218-125506-2924r/?page=all
  5. Slavery and the Constitution - https://www.docsoffreedom.org/readings/slavery-and-the-constitution
  6. Excluded from We the People - http://school.familyeducation.com/slavery-us/african-american-history/47429.html

The Constitution 
  1. http://www.ushistory.org/documents/constitution.htm
  2. http://www.usconstitution.net/constconart.html
  3. Q & A - http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_q_and_a.html
  4. Almanac of Policy Issues - http://www.policyalmanac.org/government/archive/constitution.shtml
  5. Constitution through Compromise - http://www.ushistory.org/us/15d.asp

Articles vs. Constitution
  1. http://home.earthlink.net/~gfeldmeth/chart.art.html
  2. http://ocw.usu.edu/university-studies/u-s-institutions/comparison-of-constitution-and-articles-of-confederation.html
  3. http://annmariehayeswebsite.weebly.com/articles-of-confederation-vs-us-constitution-comparison.html