Monday, December 1, 2014

Linking You to 26 Sites About Hanukkah

December has arrived, and with it three holidays to celebrate. The first one on the calendar is Hanukkah, which has so many different spellings it is bound to confuse most kids. Joe Maller's site lists sixteen different spellings:

Hanukkah : 8,470,000 hits.
Chanukah : 3,390,000 hits.
Hanukah : 862,000 hits.
Hannukah : 677,000 hits.
Chanuka : 335,000 hits.
Chanukkah : 274,000 hits.
Hanuka : 192,000 hits.
Channukah : 128,000 hits.
Chanukka : 116,000 hits.*
Hanukka : 86,300 hits.
Hannuka : 51,400 hits.
Hannukkah : 37,300 hits.
Channuka : 33,600 hits.
Xanuka : 992 hits.
Hannukka : 686 hits.
Channukkah : 508 hits.
Channukka : 489 hits.
Chanuqa : 25 hits.

Here are 26 different sites with wonderful resources for Hanukkah:

AtoZ Teacher Stuff- coloring pages and crafts; sorted by grade level

Awesome Library- recipes, worksheets, activities

Billy Bear 4 Kids- crafts and games

Class Brain- coloring pages

ESL Holiday Lessons- has a few quizzes and fill in the blanks

Hanukkah- from; information and video

Hanukkah Activities, Projects, and Lesson Plans- The Teacher's Corner

Hanukkah Celebrations Around the World- slideshow

Hanukkah Word Puzzles, Printables

Hanukkah Worksheets-  some sheets are for members only; some are free

Hanukkah Worksheets- from SuperTeacherWorksheets

Internet 4 Classrooms- games, songs, stories

Kids' Domain- coloring pages

Menorah Lighting Slideshow

The Story of Hanukkah- from 13 edOnline's Teaching Heritage page

The Story of Hanukkah- printable worksheet fro grades 3-5

Teachers First- traditions, learn about the menorah, games

Teacher Planet- lessons and worksheets

TeacherVision's List of Hanukkah Resources- lesson plans, printables, quizzes, slideshows

TeAchnology-worksheets, songs, writing paper, workbooks

Yahoo! Kids- cards, recipes, history, stories, poems, games

Sunday, November 30, 2014

31 Free iPad Apps for Science Teachers

This year, our science department was lucky enough to receive an iPad cart for their department, so of course I have been on the lookout for any free apps they could use in the classroom. Hope you find some you too can use. Free is always good.

3D Cell

3D Sun

Bill Nye the Science Guy- you watched him as a kid

Dinosaurs 360

Essential Skeleton- covers the anatomy of the skeleton

Explorium-Oceans for Kids

Explorium-Space for Kids- information on the solar system, including games, encyclopedia

Frog Dissection- virtual lab

goREACT- be a virtual chemist with this app

Happy Little Farmer Lite


KidQuestinteractive crafts, experiments, games

LeafSnap- identify tree species

MarcoPolo Weather

Max and Ruby! Science Educational Games for Kids in Preschool and Kindergarten


Moon Atlas- 3D globe of the moon

National Parks by National Geographic

Peterson Backyard Birds: A Field Guide to Birds of North America

Quick Periodic Table of Elements

Science 360- news and images from the National Science Foundation

Science Bear- basic concepts of middle school science

Science Glossary

Science Heroes: Digestive System for Kids

SkyORB- " 3D star map, 3D planetarium, ephemeris with notifications, search engine, sun clock, point to sky, weather"

Smithsonian Channel

Solve the Outbreak- students are the "disease detectives"


VideoScience- 80 hands-on science lessons

Virtual Heart- real-time views of the human heart

WWF Together- World Wildlife Fund


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