I've been trying to think of ways to fit more science into my teaching. The new curriculum expects us to a lot more than previously. I quite like science and have a scientist hubby who helps me understand the concepts. He is my walking encyclopedia!
I find that even though I do inquiry based units for science, sometimes there is still a need for stand alone lessons where the student can just have a quick play with a science concept. For example, they always LOVE anything that involves bicarb and vinegar, but I can not stretch it out for an entire unit.
So I decided to make a Science Alphabet Book. I am still deciding if I will make it into a bulletin board and add to it as we cover each topic or make it into a shared big book. I will also make miniature versions for the children to write in.
Feel free to print it out! Some of the letters were a bit of a struggle to come up with a matching science word, but science is everywhere! (Eg. J is for Jewellery... you can talk about gems, minerals, metals, mining, melting)
Click here to download Science A-Z