Earlier this week I did a weathering and erosion experiment using Skittles and an eye dropper. The water wore away the hard outer coating and then the colored exterior ran off to show erosion. It was so FUN and EASY! Plus, I feel like my students did gain a better understanding on the concept. I bought the lesson from Ricky Berry, and you can check it out here.
Then today I set up nine fossil stations for my students, and we had a blast! There was a large variety of activities, and it was fun watching which students chose which station. No one had time to complete all nine stations, so this would have been a great two day activity.
The last station was another one of my students' favorites! In this station, students had to place bones together to build what they imaged an ancient animal looked like. Some of the results were hysterical! I found the bones for free here.
I made the recording sheet at the top of the post as a guide for students, and I also made individual station cards that I placed at each station.
We've also accomplished quite a bit in math. My students have been thoroughly enjoying the Restaurant Math task cards, and I love watching their menu selections! I was also thrilled to see my students naturally estimate and round to find reasonable answers.
You can get the 2 facts booklet for FREE here, and if you'd like to look at the whole pack click here or on the picture below.