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Backpack Scientists and Their Journals

Backpack Scientists and Their Journals

Have you ever wondered what is the difference between a nature journal, field notes,or a scientific journal? Jackie Grundberg helps sort that out and offers guidance on how they are used in the classroom and at home.

Science for Everyday — Self-Assessment Question List for Teachers

Science for Everyday — Self-Assessment Question List for Teachers

Self-Assessment Question List for Teachers: from “Science for Everyday; A Montessori Based Science Curriculum” by Erin Galvin Gutierrez This is just the beginning of an endless list of questions to ask, but it is a start. Learning something about one’s teaching methods can be a difficult task, but it is just as important as student […]

Weather Kids

Weather Kids

by E.G.Gutierrez NAME OF ACTIVITY: Weather Kids AREA: Science/Weather MATERIALS: A class notebook, colored pencils. AIMS: Observation skills, communication, data collection. PREPARATION: None PRESENTATION BY THE TEACHER: Presentation: You can explain weather to the children as the way it outside; is it sunny, cloudy, rainy, hot, cold, warm, cool, windy? How does it look or […]

Science for Everyday — Student Assessment Question List

Science for Everyday — Student Assessment Question List

  Student Assessment Question List: from “Science for Everyday; A Montessori Based Science Curriculum” by Erin Galvin Gutierrez Student assessment in the form of questions tends to be an effective tool. Some questions teachers may consider about students follow: Are they grasping the processes involved in the lesson? Are they able to carry out the […]

Science for Everyday – Nature Walk

Science for Everyday – Nature Walk

By E.G. Gutierrez Lesson Plan: Nature Walk NAME OF ACTIVITY: Nature Walk AREA: Science/Observation/Classification MATERIALS: A large piece of paper to make a giant graph on (the kind of paper you can get on a roll works best or tape together large pieces of construction paper!). Magic markers to label the rows and columns once […]

Science for Everyday — Thermometers

Science for Everyday — Thermometers

By E.G. Gutierrez NAME OF ACTIVITY: Thermometers AREA: Science/Weather MATERIALS: You will need a durable and easy to read thermometer. You may even get a few; a digital thermometer, a traditional mercury” (not really mercury anymore!) thermometer, and a round mountable dial thermometer, water of different temperatures, ice, frozen cold packs. AIMS: Observation skills, data […]

Montessori Curriculum Scope and Sequence

Montessori Curriculum Scope and Sequence

This is a very useful document developed by the Montessori Foundation and included for IMC member reference. An even more robust version of this scope and sequence has been aligned to the Common Core State Standards and is exclusively available as part of Montessori Compass, an excellent Montessori student record keeping solution (www.montessoricompass.com) Download File

Kitchen Science: Inquiry-Based Activities

Kitchen Science: Inquiry-Based Activities

This handout was shared by Dr. Ann Epstein at the 2013 IMC conference. See also her Power Point of the same title. Download File Baking Soda and Vinegar Materials: mixing bowl, large metal or plastic spoon for mixing, 1 cup measuring cup, I Tablespoon measuring spoon, box of baking soda, white vinegar (optional: food coloring) […]

Science for Everyday Outline

Science for Everyday Outline

Science Topics to Cover in the Montessori 3-6/Primary Classroom by Erin Gutierrez Setting up a science area in your classroom: Things to consider Topics to cover (This is not an exhaustive list, merely a beginning!) Lesson ideas Resources Topics to cover Living/non-living Plant/animal Zoology • Animals in the environment • Vertebrate/Invertebrate • Matching animals (objects […]

Curriculum: The Study of the History of Mankind

In Appendix B of From Childhood to Adolescence Maria Montessori suggests that students in the third plane of development make a detailed study of “one period, event, or the life of some personage who has aroused special interest.”(1) One such “personage” could well be Leonardo da Vinci, which would provide inspiration and material to explore […]

Teach Young Children Science

Teach Young Children Science

from Tomorrow’s Child Magazine – May, 2021 | by The Montessori Foundation e are all scientists at heart. Do you remember how curious you were as a child when you were growing up? You would question your parents and teachers about how things worked in your environment, sometimes unceasingly. When you had your queries answered, […]

Weaving the Tapestry

Weaving the Tapestry

from Tomorrow’s Child Magazine – May, 2021 | by The Montessori Foundation A Perspective on Integration in the Elementary Curriculum Montessori guides everywhere are trying their best to continue to offer a rich and dynamic curriculum within each of their schools and classroom communities during this very challenging school year. Let’s honor their best efforts, […]