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Hi Friends! Ms. Kurtz page has moved, please join me at my new blog: Click HERE Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at STEM Kurtz
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Hey Computer Scientists.... What can YOU make with a Makey Makey? Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at STEM Kurtz
1) Click here to complete your foldable for mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish! Need more fish? Click here! Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2016 at STEM Kurtz
1) Lessons for Kindergarten Level 1 2) Lessons for Kindergarten Level 2 Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2016 at STEM Kurtz
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First, complete the BASIC lessons, (there are six of them) then you are ready to start your own new 3D design! Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2016 at STEM Kurtz
Click Here for Circuit Sim https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/legacy/circuit-construction-kit-ac Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2016 at STEM Kurtz
Numbers hide and seek 1) http://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/busyday/hideseek/ Alphabet matching 2) http://www.abcya.com/alphabet_matching_game.htm Alphabet slider puzzle (challenge) 3) http://www.abcya.com/alphabet_puzzle.htm Fishing for numbers 4) http://www.abcya.com/counting_fish.htm 5) Advanced math challenge: http://gregtangmath.com/games.html?game=tf Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at STEM Kurtz
1) Parts of plants 1 http://www.firstschoolyears.com/science/living/interactive/growing-plants.swf 2) Parts of plants 2 http://www.firstschoolyears.com/science/living/interactive/growing-plants2.swf 3) Different types of plants http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/6_7/variation_fs.shtml 4) What do plants need to grow? http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/plants_light_water_to_grow/eng/Introduction/StarterActivity.htm Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at STEM Kurtz
Hey CodeTalkers! Click HERE for Kodable level one games! *You will need your username and password Lesson 1: Sequencing Hey Code Talkers! Click HERE for Tynker level one games! *You will need your username and password Lesson 1: Sequencing Code Talkers: Click HERE to write your own Flappy bird game... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at STEM Kurtz
1) Click HERE for Brain Pop Galaxy Test your knowledge and take the quiz! 2) Click HERE to see how Astronomers get their data! 3) Learn about the RXTE mission! RXTE has been used for observing pulsars, black holes, mapping the Milky Way, and much, much more. Here are some... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at STEM Kurtz
Click to play! 1) Fun with numbers 2) Connect the dots ABC 3) Mouse skills with FLAPPY Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2016 at STEM Kurtz
Day and night sky: http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/solar-system/day-on-earth.htm Through this site, students are able to view the rotations and relationships of the earth and moon to the sun. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/9_10/earth_sun_moon.shtml Students experiment with shadows and light both those created from artificial light and light from the sun outside. The experiment allows students to manipulate... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2016 at STEM Kurtz
All about space! 2nd grade lesson links: 1) How do satellites orbit the earth? http://easyscienceforkids.com/all-about-orbit/ 2) Explore the planets: http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/review/solar-system-explorer/game.swf 3) How planets move in orbits http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/science_up_close/616/deploy/interface.swf 4) Planet interactive game: How many levels can you master? http://www.scholastic.com/play/flash/gamespace.swf 5) Solar system inner planets: http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/solar-system/solar-system-inner.htm 6) Solar system outer planets: *you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2016 at STEM Kurtz
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Code.org and your teacher (Mrs. Kurtz) want to inspire you to try computer science! Code.org is full of fun activities that teach you the basics of computer science. You will complete an hour in school, but don't stop there! Keep coding Soaring Eagles! For K-1: https://studio.code.org/s/course1/stage/3/puzzle/1 For 2-5: Course 2:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2015 at STEM Kurtz
Roller Coaster building (beginner) Roller Coaster engineering (advanced) Disney Coaster Imagineering! (Login required) Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2015 at STEM Kurtz
First Grade Science Websites Weather: Dress the bear: http://archive.fossweb.com/modulesK-2/AirandWeather/activities/whatstheweather.html Sounds: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/9_10/changing_sounds.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/5_6/sound_hearing.shtml Forces and motion: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/6_7/forces_movement.shtml Pushes and pulls: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/5_6/pushes_pulls.shtml Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2015 at STEM Kurtz
Download 4 Rotation 5 Water Cycle DRAMA! Record your lyrics/writing/narrations to each slide. Save in My Documents when complete. Happy water cycle choice day 4th graders! I am so excited to see your presentations! Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2015 at STEM Kurtz
Solids, liquids, and gases, oh my! Explore matter in these web challenges! Changing State of Water Learn about the changing states of water as you experiment with different temperatures. What happens when water reaches 100 degrees? Melting Points Experiment with temperature while learning about the melting points of different substances.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2015 at STEM Kurtz
Students: Do you find web challenges too easy to complete? Here are some challenge websites just for you! The Cat in the Hat: Flower Finder Help different animals find the flowers that they need to survive. Migration Adventure Learn about bird migration as you travel south to find Cat’s bird... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2015 at STEM Kurtz
Students, continue your exploration as geologists through the websites below: http://www.rockhoundkids.com/ http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/geology.html http://www.bestcrystals.com/ http://www.onegeology.org/extra/kids/what_is.html Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2015 at STEM Kurtz
Welcome 2nd grade students to the technology portion of STEM lab! You will need headphones for the websites. At the end of the lesson, be ready to share what you learned! Super Fab Lab Help Sid, May, Gabriela and Gerald play a series of games all about weather, temperature and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2015 at STEM Kurtz
Welcome to the "T" in your STEM lesson this week! Your challenge is to navigate the entire web-quest and test your knowledge about rocks and minerals in each section. There are 4 challenges after each section. Your scores are personal, (that means no sharing of scores!) Generally, try to score... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2015 at STEM Kurtz
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Welcome to my STEM class blog for the 2015-2016 school year at Sope Creek Elementary! Science, Technology, Mathematics and Engineering class bridges science and math grade level learning to real world applications which leads to learning for life! Students will practice life long learning skills while navigating the Engineering Design... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2015 at STEM Kurtz
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