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Sci4Kids Teacher's Page

Teachers Desk
Welcome to the Teachers' Desk,  where you'll find a variety of teacher-ready activities to accompany the stories and other features in the Sci4Kids web site. From a coloring page for the younger set, to a monster of a word find for the older kids, the content encompasses a range of student levels. It will not only help kids learn about agricultural research, but also strengthen reading skills and stimulate creative thinking!
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Click on the activity you wish to view or download. Note that some activities include several pages.
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AG-tivities...Includes some ag research
basics and
50 ideas for classroom projects.
picture of cows

Color Me Cool...

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A coloring activity featuring the Sci4Kids home page.

Who Am I?...
¿Quien Soy Yo?

graphic of Dr. Watts 

Match up scientists with their job description (based on the Want To Be a Scientist? section)

A Date with the Sun...

sun with sunglasses

Crossword puzzle (see In the Desert, a Date with the Sun!)

Doctor Watt's Wacky Word Find..

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A mega word find PLUS definitions; terms are found throughout the site.

 

Roses Aren't Red...

 rose graphic

Call on your students' creativity to write a rhyme. (See Cracking Nature's Color-Code for Flowers)

Melaueca Mystery Quiz...

animated growing tree

Multiple-choice quiz followed by safari activity and story-writing exercise; accompanies Yucky Maids All in a Row.

Tick Soup...

photo of tick

Word scramble, summary concepts, research paper on Lyme disease (see Recipe for Tick Soup)

Going Coo Coo...

animated chicken

Multiple-choice quiz; includes ideas for a unit on making environmentally aware decisions (based on Going Coo Coo for Chicken Feathers!)

 

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Last Modified: 7/21/2011
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