Gryphon House Book

Hands-On Science and Math

Encourage young investigators to feel, listen, smell, taste, and see their way to discovery by seamlessly infusing math and science throughout the school day! As you incorporate all five senses into learning experiences, you will give little innovators the opportunity to observe and explore the world around them. The activities in Hands-On Science and Math: Fun, Fascinating Activities for Young Children will help you plan engaging science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) lessons that will excite children and foster their critical thinking. Children can experience the thrill of scientific inquiry through simple experiments: Launching Recycled Rockets Shake and Freeze: Homemade Ice Cream Look Out! Volcano Erupting The Mystery of Suspensions Go, Car, Go! Simple Machines and Inclined Planes Designed to work with easy-to-find materials, the Hands-On Science and Math activities are inexpensive and uncomplicated, yet they lay the groundwork for understanding more complex STEM concepts later on.


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Absorption Lab Card

During this activity, children will examine the concept of absorbing. They will also make predictions and follow the scientific method and predict what happens when primary colors combine to create secondary colors.


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Human Body and Nutrition Grades 3-5

This is a great way for children to learn about the human body and nutrition while having fun! This book contains 8 detailed, student centered, hands-on lab activities developed and used in an elementary school science lab. Included are easy to follow instructions with ready to use student lab sheets. Students will engage in labs such as measuring their pulse rate, comparing human cells to plant cells, testing foods for carbohydrates and other exciting activities. Additionally, each lesson emphasizes key vocabulary and includes either follow up writing, graphing activities and/or quizzes. View my store for free downloads and many other activities and ideas.


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Task Card 10: Fire and Air

Students will learn about the dangers of fire and what to do if they see a fire (call 911 and Stop, Drop, and Roll). They will discuss the concept that air is all around them and that air is needed to breathe. They will also discuss that when there is a fire, the fire will burn the air out of an area and makes it hard to breathe. This is why firemen must wear masks to help them breathe during a fire. The children will be shown 3 jars (small, medium, and large) and will be told that there is air in each inverted jar. They will find that the bigger the jar, the more air inside. Next, a candle will be placed under each jar and the children will count how long it takes for the air to burn out of each jar, thus extinguishing the candle. At the end of the lesson, each child will have a chance to blow out a candle using the air in their lungs. Students will count and compare sizes small, medium, and large.


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Earth and Pollution Grades 3-5

This is a great way for children to learn about the Earth and pollution while having fun! This book contains 10 detailed, student centered, hands-on lab activities developed and used in an elementary school science lab. Included are easy to follow instructions with ready to use student lab sheets. Students will engage in labs such digging in the dirt, ph soil testing, oil spills other exciting activities. Additionally, each lesson emphasizes key vocabulary and includes either follow up writing, graphing activities and/or quizzes. View my store for free downloads and many other activities and ideas.


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FCAT Science Jeopardy Round 3

Want a great and interactive way to teach FCAT science skills. How about FCAT Science Jeopardy! This powerpoint contains vocabulary taken from the objectives covered on the FCAT. The terms are commonly used for 5th grade science studies from the National Science Standards so this would be a good product for grades 4-6. Great for classroom or as a study guide for students. This download is for school or individual use. Please do not upload the file as a link on your school website.


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FCAT Science Jeopardy Round 2

Want a great and interactive way to teach FCAT science skills. How about FCAT Science Jeopardy! This powerpoint contains vocabulary taken from the objectives covered on the FCAT. The terms are commonly used for 5th grade science studies from the National Science Standards so this would be a good product for grades 4-6. Great for classroom or as a study guide for students.This download is for school or individual use. Please do not upload the file as a link on your school website.


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Measurement Microscope and Consumer Product Testing Grades 3-5

This is a great way for children to learn about Measuring, Microscopes and Consumer Product Testing while having fun! This book contains 8 detailed, student centered, hands-on lab activities developed and used in an elementary school science lab. Included are easy to follow instructions with ready to use student lab sheets. Students will engage in labs such as using probes to measure temperature, pendulums, weighing using balance scales and other exciting activities. Additionally, each lesson emphasizes key vocabulary and includes either follow up writing, graphing activities and/or quizzes. View my store for free downloads and many other activities and ideas.


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You Are Never Too Small To Make A Big Difference

You Are Never Too Small To Make A Big Difference…Every one of us is born a blessed bundle of joy with the potential to move the world with the tiniest acts of kindness and caring. The sensitive, sweet, inspired spirit of a child very naturally wants to help, to contribute, to give, to make a better world. All we require is guidance and nurturing and acknowledging of that power inherent in each one of us. In this wonderful, amazing, charming and important book, Beth Davis shows us how. The song lyric “Teach your children well” resounds through every page as you read about children who at the youngest ages have created causes for good, have volunteered with boundless enthusiasm, have extended a helping hand and a loving heart to their fellow small-sized human beings, that each and every child may enjoy an abundant and productive, happy and healthy life. All because a parent, a teacher, a friend showed them the way. With the storytelling ease and profound wisdom of a saint, Beth Davis becomes that friend to all of us. With childlike wonder she whisks you up, up and away on a magic carpet ride of kindness and caring through stories and experiences that will warm your heart, ignite the most elevated aspects of your soul, expand your mind and fill you with the meaning and purpose of what life is all about--caring and sharing. All the while standing firmly on the ground of practical action, planting and sowing seeds of human potential as she has you realize how truly easy it is to make a difference.