A two page text explains the history and science of the big bang theory and the reasons scientist consider it valid. Includes a vocabulary exercise of related scientific terms and a set of short answer questions.
PowerPoint with Audio. Part of the Living on Planet Earth series. This presentation includes colorful images and illustrations to explain how plants have adapted to living in soils with high concentrations of minerals. These plants are growing near salt water, in irrigated fields and in soils containing volcanic rock.
Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students explore opposing viewpoints and strengthens the ability to research topics and empathize with others. Argue for or against the existence of zoos. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Zoo Theme Unit.
What makes a bird a bird? What's special about bird bones? What are the different bird feathers called? Why do birds have different beaks? How do birds use their feet? How do birds fly? How do birds build nests? Learn the answers to these questions and more with this set of reading comprehensions.
A one page color illustrated fact sheet featuring five endangered mammals of Africa. Includes teacher's note, a page of 6 discussion questions for upper elementary and middle school students and a page of completion questions for elementary students. Part of an abcteach series of fact sheets on endangered species.
PowerPoint with Audio. Part of the Living on Planet Earth series. This presentation includes colorful images and illustrations that describe how plants make their own food through the process of photosynthesis. It also provides basic concepts as to how plants and animals breathe and obtain nutrition.
A two page explanation of the scientific method with multiple choice and short answer questions and a writing prompt. abcteach The Scientific Method Vocabulary Set 2 may be useful with this reading comprehension.
Learn about the "My Pyramid" food guide! This mini-unit features a reading comprehension, Venn diagram, and several short answer and essay writing prompts, designed to promote understanding and creative thinking.
Do you know why it's called a watt? an ohm? a volt? Your students will know after this thorough history. From amber and fur (600 B.C.) to jumping frogs (1786) to electrical resistance (1827), this unit is a fantastic introduction to the history of electricity.