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Monday, April 14, 2014

Science Centers for Big Kids

Science centers for big kids can really get those wheels turning! I wanted my fourth graders to make their own generalizations on concepts relating to sound. I set up six simple centers, and---wow!---it worked! They were interested, engaged, and excited about concepts that they discovered themselves.

After working through these six centers, we discussed each generalization, polished it, typed it, and hung it on one section of a bulletin board entitled ENERGY. Next step: science centers for light, electricity, and heat!

Looking for the complete package? Exploring Sound (complete with lesson plans, pretest, student sheets, study guide and flash cards, corresponding website, and posttest) is available at my Teachers pay Teachers store.