Teacher's Guides

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Handbooks

Activities

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Astronomy
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Environmental
General Science
Math
Physics

Astronomy
Earth, Moon, and Stars (see related activity Star Clock) (see online orientation video)
Invisible Universe
Living with a Star
Messages from Space
Moons of Jupiter
The Real Reasons for Seasons 
 
Biology
Aquatic Habitats  
Animal Defenses
Ant Homes Under the Ground  
Buzzing A Hive  (see online orientation video)
Eggs Eggs Everywhere 
Elephants and Their Young
Hide A Butterfly
Ladybugs 
Life Through Time
Mother Opossum and Her Babies
Penguins And Their Young
Schoolyard Ecology 
Terrarium Habitats
Tree Homes

Chemistry
Bubble Festival: Presenting Bubble Activities in a Learning Station Format
Bubble-ology  (see online orientation video)
Chemical Reactions 
Crime Lab Chemistry  (see online orientation video)
Involving Dissolving    (see online orientation video)
Liquid Explorations  (see online orientation video)
Mystery Festival 
Of Cabbages and Chemistry 
Paper Towel Testing
Secret Formulas
Vitamin C Testing (This title is available as a free PDF.)

Earth Science
Earth, Moon, and Stars
Living with a Star
Ocean Currents
Only One Ocean
On Sandy Shores
Plate Tectonics:  The Way the Earth Works
The Real Reasons for Seasons 
River Cutters
Stories in Stone 
Terrarium Habitats

Environmental
Acid Rain (see online orientation video)
Aquatic Habitats
Environmental Detectives
Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect
 
Hot Water and Warm Homes from Sunlight
Living with a Star
Ocean Currents
Only One Ocean
On Sandy Shores
River Cutters
Schoolyard Ecology

General Science
Electric Circuits
Fingerprinting  (see online orientation video)
Height-O-Meters  
Investigating Artifacts: Making Masks, Creating Myths,Exploring Middens
Learning About Learning 
Matter: Solids, Liquids & Gases
Microscopic Explorations  
On Sandy Shores 
Oobleck: What Do Scientists Do?   (see online orientation video)
Sifting Through Science   

Math

Algebraic Reasoning: Professor Arbegla Introduces Variables and Functions for
   Grades 3-5
Build It! Festival
Early Adventures in Algebra
Frog Math: Predict, Ponder, Play 
Group Solutions: Cooperative Logic Activities for Grades K-4 
Group Solutions Too!:
   More Cooperative Logic Activities for Grades K-4 
In All Probability: Investigations in Probability and Statistics 
Math Around the World (see related activities Shongo Networks and Tower of Hanoi)
Math on the Menu
Treasure Boxes
 
Physics
Color Analyzers: Investigating Light and Color 
Convection: A Current Event 
Dry Ice Investigations
Discovering Density 
Electric Circuits
Hot Water and Warm Homes from Sunlight
Matter: Solids, Liquids & Gases
More Than Magnifiers 
GEMS Custom Workshops

LHS presents inservice workshops based on these LHS GEMS Teacher's Guides. Participants receive hands-on experience with GEMS activities and methods, related materials and/or a GEMS Teacher's Guide. These workshops enable all teachers to incorporate hands-on, inquiry-based activities into their math and science curriculum. Programs can be designed for all school staff, beginning teachers, teachers new to a grade level or subject, and administrators. Choose a workshop based on one or more of the GEMS Teacher's Guides above.

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