Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Science Week: Prepping for MCAS

Bill Nye videos offers science
learning and entertainment. 
Next week students will take the science MCAS tests so this week we're doing a lot of review of science concepts learned throughout elementary school. Our review includes video, rap, song, online/offline games, and open response posters. We're using the standards and previous MCAS tests to lead our efforts.

The ability to devote an entire week to one subject is terrific. I find that this rich review has helped students and me to make good connections and strengthen understanding. The videos, raps, and games available online are terrific and lots of fun too.

Once the tests are done, we'll continue our science study as part of the overall teaching/learning menu.