Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Wonderful Science Resources Online - FREE! Check Out an Example HERE!

Do you spend hours scanning the internet for resources to teach like I do?  I happened to stumble across this website today and it's FANTASTIC because it has a variety of resources for all age groups for FREE.  If you don't use ARKive Education to teach with, at least download the videos for your students to watch in a technology workstation!  They are high quality resources!  I'm going to post one below because it relates to the curriculum here in Ontario. I'm trying to find some neat stuff for next year - and this looks fantastic!

This activity has come from the 11-14 year olds, but as you see when you visit the link for ARKive Education, you will see a wide range of resources for 5 to 18 year olds!

So as you can see in the picture that I captured above, each topic comes with teacher's notes, a powerpoint presentation and an activity pack zip file.  In the Teacher's notes, there are links to videos.  The video below comes from this lesson plan.  As you can see from watching the video below, these are high quality video resources!  In this particular video, students dissect the birds to see what kinds of items they have ingested!  This video can be downloaded as well so you can keep it for future use!

I have posted the teacher's notes below so that you can take a look at what kind of material you get and then the powerpoint will follow.  I hope that you can use these resources :)

The worksheets that accompany this lesson plan must be in the downloadable activity zip file!  I didn't actually open it up to check them out as I'm not a big worksheet gal!

When you open up this powerpoint, you will see notes that you can use while you are teaching to provide more information - it is absolutely fantastic!

I hope you enjoy this cool resource!  I haven't checked out the younger student activities yet but I know that I will be using this one with my kiddos next year!


  1. Jenn,
    These look awesome! Do they align with the PanCanadian curriculum? I will have to have a closer look when I get a chance to breathe! Teaching time is crazy right now, if you are not in testing mode like I am, you are in report card mode, or just plain when is this going to end mode! I wanted to invite you to drop by and enter the GIVEAWAY on my blog right now, just in case you missed it! It's a great 31Gifts organizer tote, I want all my Canadian blogger buddies to get in on the sale too! Jen the teacher sponsoring the party,is one of the first consultants for 31 Gifts in Canada! The prices are awesome...come and check it out!

  2. Hi Jenn! This looks like a great resource, thanks for sharing!

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  4. Thank you so much for sharing this resource--it looks wonderful! Also, thanks for stopping over to our blog...

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  5. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing!!