Workshop resources:
NYS Science Resources

First you need to get a pulse on the different needs, interests, learning styles, and readiness of students. That can be part of your community building at the beginning of the year.
Awesome DI Site for IDEAS

Strategies for Differentiation
Examples of tiered Science
Anchor, cubes,contracts. etc
A great Source for DI
Learning Styles
Visual Thesaurus

Classroom science resources from various workshops and schools: OObleck: Plant Leaf Colors:Lab Clouds: Readers Theater Water Cycle: Script Matter: STATES OF MATTER SCIENCE MODULE Matter site Matter on-line Matter Lesson

Fossils/Evolution: cookies
Good Links:
Bottle Biology
Phases animation
Phases more
Video Clip
Graphic Organiser
Science Karaoke
Internet 4 classroom
Science Clips--characteristics of matter

  1. Condensation Experiment
    1. clear plastic cups, ice cubes and paper towels
  2. Melting Ice Cubes Experiment
    1. ice cubes, saltshaker and paper towels
  3. Shaving Cream Experiment
    1. shaving cream and paper towels
  4. Homework Assignment
    1. dixie cups
  1. Condensation
    1. Start with water in clear plastic cups and add three ice cubes.
    2. Have them explain what they see, and breathe on the cups to see where extra water comes from.
  2. Melting Ice Cubes
    1. Start with two ice cubes and have the students sprinkle salt on the cubes. What do they see?
    2. Salt is NaCl. When the salt is sprinkled on the ice, the molecules break apart and interfere with H2O and can't reform to ice.
  3. Shaving Cream
    1. Squirt shaving cream on students' desks.
    2. Is it solid, liquid or gas?
    3. Slide on desk, does it stay together?
    4. Put a penny on top and see what happens.
  4. Homework Assignment
    1. The students will have three dixie cups. Have them put water in one cup, water and teaspoon of salt in second cup, and water and one teaspoon of sugar or water and two teaspoons of salt in third cup.
    2. Put in freezer, over next half hour check every five minutes and write down what is happening.
    3. Leave in freezer until next morning and write down what has happened over night.

Evolution DI Presentation:

**Discovery Education**