### The Half Full Chronicles

I spent my Saturday evening cooking up a deliciously great dish with someone equally as great. Now, I've got plenty of leftovers and Netflix can stream on my Wii. (No, the pasta did not have an affect on my Wii) Spaghetti with Tomatoes, Black Olives, Garlic, and Feta Cheese Food & Wine Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds tomatoes (about 3) seeded and cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1/2 cup black olives 1/4 pound feta cheese, crumbled 3 tablespoons drained capers 3 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley 1/4…

### Science - Using a Balance Scale... How Many Bears Does It Weigh?

**UPDATE** I added a recording sheet with boxes for your students to either draw or write, "I think, I see, I learned, I know" for evidence of learning and let your students "show what they know". :) How many bears does it weigh? This is a fun activity to explore the science of balance and weight ...

Force and Motion Anchor Chart

### Math Problem Solving: Measurement--Length

Inchworm, inchworm, Measuring the marigold. You and your arithmetic... You'll probably go far! So here is the beginning of my Kindergarten Measurement Unit. This is a fun unit, and that's a great thing, because we spend a lot of time on it! The unit is divided into 4 sections: length, surface area, weight and capacity. (We're also supposed to do temperature, but we cover that so much in science that we skip it in math). As with everything, we start out with lots and lots of hands-on…

### First Grade Math Unit 14 Standard & Nonstandard Measurement Activities

Ordering objects by length and other fun comparing length measurement activities that are differentiated - AMAZING stuff!! Must check out!

### Quick Post on Measuring

Hi all...very quick post on a measuring activity I did with my kiddos today! I saw this on pinterest the other day and thought it was cool....soooo my kids measured with yarn! They loved it and so did I! I made this student response sheet to go with it. I will upload this to google docs this weekend when I have more time :)

### Measurement Unit Activities

I've been teaching my kids how to compare and measure objects for the past weeks. Here are some of the activities that we did, and some of the things that I learned about teaching this unit: Comparing Objects Activities We Did 1 - Compared students' hights. I started by asking students to find a buddy and to decide who was shorter and who was taller. Students practiced using the vocabulary by saying "I am taller than___ and he is shorter than me." or "I am shorter than ___ and he is taller…

### Force and Motion STEM Carnival

Force and Motion STEM Carnival! This is a fun STEM activity that includes 26 task cards for creative STEM engineering challenges. Students will construct carnival games and use their knowledge of force and motion to explain the science behind it. More Than a Worksheet $ #morethanaworksheet #sciencelessons #STEMchallenges #tpt

### What weighs more than an apple? {preschool math activity}

I enjoy teaching kids about weights and measures, which are great topics to cover in preschool and kindergarten. We have done several activities using a balance scale over the years, such as our Easter Egg balance

### Spring Math and Literacy (1st Grade)

Let's Measure…inches, feet or yards?

### Force and Motion Experiment

As students progress through elementary and middle school, their science curriculum tends to double back, repeat and slowly build on the sam...

### Paper Airplane: Engineering Challenge Project ~ Great STEM Activity!

Engineering Challenge: Using one sheet of copy paper, can you make a paper airplane that flies the farthest distance? Materials Needed (per student): one sheet of copy paper tape measure This packet contains all the information you need to make this a great engineering activity in your classroo...

### Force and Motion Pushes and Pulls

Our school uses the Next Generation Science Standards. One of the standards includes force and motion and pushes and pu...

### Non Standard Measurement - Length Worksheets for Kindergarten / Grade One

Kindergarten Measurement. Non Standard Measurement. How many blocks long are each crocodile. Part of a set of worksheets in my Non Standard Measurement Set.