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Classroom Management Solution: Lab Teams — The Science Penguin

The Problem? Student A: (grabs the tray of materials) “I’m going to pour the baking soda in the cup!” Student B: “STOOOOOOPPPPP!” Student C: “Ok. Student A can do that, then I’ll do the next thing. What were the directions?” Student B: “I think the directions are under the tray.” Student C: (knocks tray over ... Read more

The Ultimate 5th Grade Science TEKS Book List — The Science Penguin

One of my favorite ways to address this standard all year long while also inspiring students is through read-alouds and a robust classroom library. It’s important to make sure representation is diverse and many interesting careers and historical stories are mentioned. This list features affiliate links. Category 1: Matter and Energy 5.5 The student knows ... Read more

Teamwork Activity — The Science Penguin

Today, my classes completed the Cup Challenge, something you can get directions for from Science Gal. We loved it! The point of this was for students to practice their new lab team roles and come up with some guidelines for teamwork. We brainstormed teamwork guidelines with each class, then combined those into 4 main guidelines ... Read more

Advice for New Science Teachers {10 Tips} — The Science Penguin

I thought I would come back over here and write some tips for teachers new to teaching elementary science. There are a lot of things you can take care of over the summer so you can relax a bit more during the school year. You’re going to need your “me time” even more then! 🙂 ... Read more

How Do Penguins Stay Dry? Penguin Science Experiment

This fun and easy Penguin Science Experiment will show kids how penguins stay dry in the cold temperatures and icy waters.

New Notebook Blog Series: Properties of Matter — The Science Penguin

When I first started teaching about states of matter, I neglected to emphasize the role of shape and volume in classifying physical state. This is super important though for many reasons, but primarily it helps with identifying changing states and also making claims. It’s easy to say, “A can is a solid.” But can you ... Read more

Science Classroom Expectations Anchor Charts — The Science Penguin

When it’s time to head back to school, I think about all of the expectations that must be taught. Some of those expectations are specific to how we use our science class time. Here are 4 anchor charts that accompany class discussions about our expectations. We can revisit these charts as often as needed throughout ... Read more

Amazing Life Science Ideas from Amazing Teachers — The Science Penguin

I love to see photos of and hear about fabulous things teachers are doing in their classrooms. Some amazing teachers agreed to share their ideas for life science with all of you. ::applause:: Compost Jars Carrie G. from Iowa City, Iowa During our Living Systems unit we learned about food chains. For decomposers (“grinders”), we ... Read more

Science Stations Units from The Science Penguin

BIG Science Stations Units are awesome for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. Allow your students to learn and explore concepts in fun and different ways.

Time to Teach: Properties of Matter — The Science Penguin

1. Explore with Observation Stations Observations Stations are activities that allow students hands-on experiences through centers all focusing on a very specific concept. Your students will gain hands on experience with relative density, solubility, conductivity, magnetism and more using common household items with great scientific value! See this bundle on TpT here. 2. ... Read more