Monday, December 1, 2014

Linking You to 26 Sites About Hanukkah


December has arrived, and with it three holidays to celebrate. The first one on the calendar is Hanukkah, which has so many different spellings it is bound to confuse most kids. Joe Maller's site lists sixteen different spellings:

Hanukkah : 8,470,000 hits.
Chanukah : 3,390,000 hits.
Hanukah : 862,000 hits.
Hannukah : 677,000 hits.
Chanuka : 335,000 hits.
Chanukkah : 274,000 hits.
Hanuka : 192,000 hits.
Channukah : 128,000 hits.
Chanukka : 116,000 hits.*
Hanukka : 86,300 hits.
Hannuka : 51,400 hits.
Hannukkah : 37,300 hits.
Channuka : 33,600 hits.
Xanuka : 992 hits.
Hannukka : 686 hits.
Channukkah : 508 hits.
Channukka : 489 hits.
Chanuqa : 25 hits.


Here are 26 different sites with wonderful resources for Hanukkah:

AtoZ Teacher Stuff- coloring pages and crafts; sorted by grade level

Awesome Library- recipes, worksheets, activities

Billy Bear 4 Kids- crafts and games

Class Brain- coloring pages

ESL Holiday Lessons- has a few quizzes and fill in the blanks


Hanukkah- from History.com; information and video


Hanukkah Activities, Projects, and Lesson Plans- The Teacher's Corner


Hanukkah Celebrations Around the World- slideshow


Hanukkah Word Puzzles, Printables


Hanukkah Worksheets-  some sheets are for members only; some are free


Hanukkah Worksheets- from SuperTeacherWorksheets



Internet 4 Classrooms- games, songs, stories

Kids' Domain- coloring pages

Menorah Lighting Slideshow





The Story of Hanukkah- from 13 edOnline's Teaching Heritage page


The Story of Hanukkah- printable worksheet fro grades 3-5



Teachers First- traditions, learn about the menorah, games

Teacher Planet- lessons and worksheets

TeacherVision's List of Hanukkah Resources- lesson plans, printables, quizzes, slideshows


TeAchnology-worksheets, songs, writing paper, workbooks


Yahoo! Kids- cards, recipes, history, stories, poems, games

Sunday, November 30, 2014

31 Free iPad Apps for Science Teachers

This year, our science department was lucky enough to receive an iPad cart for their department, so of course I have been on the lookout for any free apps they could use in the classroom. Hope you find some you too can use. Free is always good.

3D Cell


3D Sun

Bill Nye the Science Guy- you watched him as a kid


Dinosaurs 360


Essential Skeleton- covers the anatomy of the skeleton


Explorium-Oceans for Kids


Explorium-Space for Kids- information on the solar system, including games, encyclopedia


Frog Dissection- virtual lab


goREACT- be a virtual chemist with this app


Happy Little Farmer Lite


iCelsius


KidQuestinteractive crafts, experiments, games


LeafSnap- identify tree species


MarcoPolo Weather


Max and Ruby! Science Educational Games for Kids in Preschool and Kindergarten

Molecules


Moon Atlas- 3D globe of the moon


National Parks by National Geographic


Peterson Backyard Birds: A Field Guide to Birds of North America


Quick Periodic Table of Elements


Science 360- news and images from the National Science Foundation


Science Bear- basic concepts of middle school science


Science Glossary


Science Heroes: Digestive System for Kids

SkyORB- " 3D star map, 3D planetarium, ephemeris with notifications, search engine, sun clock, point to sky, weather"


Smithsonian Channel


Solve the Outbreak- students are the "disease detectives"


Thinkrolls


VideoScience- 80 hands-on science lessons


Virtual Heart- real-time views of the human heart


WWF Together- World Wildlife Fund

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