Instructables: exploring - living - education - teaching http://www.instructables.com Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:43:57 PDT BLOX v1.01 Fun with Numbers! http://www.instructables.com/id/Fun-with-Numbers/
Fun with Numbers! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/0S13/HZWJ5CWR/FPY0S13HZWJ5CWR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/0S13/HZWJ5CWR/FPY0S13HZWJ5CWR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/0S13/HZWJ5CWR/FPY0S13HZWJ5CWR.SMALL.jpg MicioGatta I like to teach Math tricks because I think Maths can be also funny :) ​Multiplication tables Multiplication tables are often hard to learn for children, so tricks can be used to help.The most difficult multiplication seems to be 7x8. It can be learnt this way: 5-6-7-8 - 56 = 7x8 - 7x8 = 56Someon...
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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:57:21 PDT
Learning Unit - Air http://www.instructables.com/id/Learning-Unit-Air/
Learning Unit - Air - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8A/N5OY/HZ88OBD4/F8AN5OYHZ88OBD4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8A/N5OY/HZ88OBD4/F8AN5OYHZ88OBD4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8A/N5OY/HZ88OBD4/F8AN5OYHZ88OBD4.SMALL.jpg MicioGatta Teach it! Well, I'm a primary school teacher, so I'm going to show how I teach.... in particular how I create learning unit.I love to teach with learning unit (UdA Unità di Appredimento) that includes as much subjects as possible on one theme. This is a good way to teach pupils not to think in airti...
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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 13:57:22 PDT
Candy Wave Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Candy-Wave-Machine/
Candy Wave Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/XOHH/HSJAQPFJ/FDAXOHHHSJAQPFJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/XOHH/HSJAQPFJ/FDAXOHHHSJAQPFJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/XOHH/HSJAQPFJ/FDAXOHHHSJAQPFJ.SMALL.jpg menk This is based on the candy wave machine featured in Dean Baird's video (includes VIDEO of the wave machine in action): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCbf9_4xN_E 3 boxes of Dots candies, about 150 Dots ($1/box at Target) 75 bamboo skewers (available at most dollar stores) Duct tape Clamps and ...
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 15:24:17 PDT
Convert overhead projector to overhead/document camera http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-overhead-projector-to-overheaddocument-cam/
Convert overhead projector to overhead/document camera - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F38/WBYY/HN82KEDP/F38WBYYHN82KEDP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F38/WBYY/HN82KEDP/F38WBYYHN82KEDP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F38/WBYY/HN82KEDP/F38WBYYHN82KEDP.SMALL.jpg miharix Document camera or also called overhead camera, is a great tool to have in class , to better display some small 3D objects or documents.  But unfortunately they aren't so cheap! Alternative to them is a old school Opaque projector, overhead projector and but they are becoming rare, saving the proj...
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Tue, 29 Oct 2013 08:53:41 PDT
Musical Scales Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Musical-Scales-Board/
Musical Scales Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/62IX/HK1DFOWJ/F8G62IXHK1DFOWJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/62IX/HK1DFOWJ/F8G62IXHK1DFOWJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/62IX/HK1DFOWJ/F8G62IXHK1DFOWJ.SMALL.jpg nkbowman Teaching musical scales can be difficult, especially if you're focusing on shape notes/solfege. This Velcro board is adapted from the Rudiments class at Camp FaSoLa, a summer camp focused on teaching the American tradition of Sacred Harp music. http://campfasola.org/  This lightweight board can be...
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Sat, 10 Aug 2013 23:15:18 PDT
Parallel Zombie Tag http://www.instructables.com/id/Parallel-Zombie-Tag/
Parallel Zombie Tag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/D4RK/H7431K4Y/FH1D4RKH7431K4Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/D4RK/H7431K4Y/FH1D4RKH7431K4Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/D4RK/H7431K4Y/FH1D4RKH7431K4Y.SMALL.jpg HandsOnMath Learning Objective: Helping students distinguish between parallel and perpendicular lines. The game is simple and fun. It could be used for an activity day and a good way to engage the students’ minds during recess. I will explain the basics of how to play and then add some optional twists Where ...
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Sat, 29 Sep 2012 08:43:31 PDT
Developing "Number Sense" with Solar Powered, Recycled, Numeric Devices http://www.instructables.com/id/Developing-Number-Sense-with-Solar-Powered-Recy/
Developing "Number Sense" with Solar Powered, Recycled, Numeric Devices - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/N369/H1DVMK30/FFHN369H1DVMK30.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/N369/H1DVMK30/FFHN369H1DVMK30.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/N369/H1DVMK30/FFHN369H1DVMK30.SMALL.jpg sfreeman1 Two trains leave the station at the same time on parallel tracks. One travels 560 miles in the same amount of time it takes the second one to travel 630 miles...and why do we care?  Did you spot anything special about the numbers used in this problem (that isn't a problem)? If you have good "number...
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Wed, 25 Apr 2012 22:50:48 PDT
Math: Doubles Plus Fun Time http://www.instructables.com/id/Math-Doubles-Fun-Plus-Time/
Math: Doubles Plus Fun Time - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/278B/GZ38JF55/FZG278BGZ38JF55.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/278B/GZ38JF55/FZG278BGZ38JF55.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/278B/GZ38JF55/FZG278BGZ38JF55.SMALL.jpg susanrm If you teach math, or want to enrich your children's understanding of numbers, here is a set of activities that children will enjoy while learning a lot. You may have heard about Multiple Intelligence Theory. One thing it tells us is that we evolved to have intelligence not only in verbal and mathe...
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Mon, 27 Feb 2012 08:31:06 PST
Math and Logic Teaching http://www.instructables.com/id/Math-and-Logic-Teaching/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/2AAH/GZ0JIERB/FV12AAHGZ0JIERB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/2AAH/GZ0JIERB/FV12AAHGZ0JIERB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/2AAH/GZ0JIERB/FV12AAHGZ0JIERB.SMALL.jpg susanrm Right now, there is a big push in US education to make STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) appealing to more of our young people. During the economic bubble, many technically-able students were drawn to financial occupations, and we have suffered a "brain drain." In addition, we...
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Sun, 26 Feb 2012 16:07:24 PST
Classroom diorama http://www.instructables.com/id/Classroom-diorama/
Classroom diorama - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/US12/GYZY6P3M/FI9US12GYZY6P3M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/US12/GYZY6P3M/FI9US12GYZY6P3M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/US12/GYZY6P3M/FI9US12GYZY6P3M.SMALL.jpg MicioGatta I'm a primary school teacher. I wat to enter to this contest only to add something I think will be useful for other teachers even if I know I can't win because I'm not from one from the Countries enlisted. But it's good to ad something useful. :) An Italian saying is: "L'importante non è vincere, ma...
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Fri, 24 Feb 2012 11:01:07 PST
"Common Sense" Coming to Life http://www.instructables.com/id/Common-Sense-Coming-to-Life/
"Common Sense" Coming to Life - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/S7B6/GYN8W71V/FYMS7B6GYN8W71V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/S7B6/GYN8W71V/FYMS7B6GYN8W71V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/S7B6/GYN8W71V/FYMS7B6GYN8W71V.SMALL.jpg jdhunter This hands on project is geared to incorporate Thomas Paine's pamphlet "Common Sense" while conducting a unit on the causes of the Revolutionary War in an American History class. Ultimately the students will create a radio ad persuading others to indulge in the separation of Great Britain. Learning...
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Thu, 16 Feb 2012 01:24:40 PST
Filming a Satire http://www.instructables.com/id/Satire-A-Learning-Activity/
Filming a Satire - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0P/BRAK/GYUQTKVE/F0PBRAKGYUQTKVE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0P/BRAK/GYUQTKVE/F0PBRAKGYUQTKVE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0P/BRAK/GYUQTKVE/F0PBRAKGYUQTKVE.SMALL.jpg jpdreshar The objective of this project is to give students a greater understanding of what satire is and how it works. This objective will be accomplished by having the students write and film a satirical news story in the vein of The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and The Onion News Network. Products requ...
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Wed, 15 Feb 2012 19:50:59 PST
Creating a Jell-O Brain Mold http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Impact-of-Brain-Injuries/
Creating a Jell-O Brain Mold - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6D/731O/GYQERSPO/F6D731OGYQERSPO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6D/731O/GYQERSPO/F6D731OGYQERSPO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6D/731O/GYQERSPO/F6D731OGYQERSPO.SMALL.jpg kcjipp Learning objective:  By creating a brain mold out of Jell-O, students will be able to better identify and recognize basic structures of the brain.  This project is optimal for high school anatomy and physiology students.  It will be imporant for students to know how to make for when we dive into o...
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Wed, 15 Feb 2012 10:24:02 PST
Flightless Fruit Fly Fun http://www.instructables.com/id/Flightless-Fruit-Fly-Fun/
Flightless Fruit Fly Fun - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/24BX/GYMR5FAN/F2O24BXGYMR5FAN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/24BX/GYMR5FAN/F2O24BXGYMR5FAN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/24BX/GYMR5FAN/F2O24BXGYMR5FAN.SMALL.jpg Obiwan5090 This is what I have to do every month to feed my Poison Dart Frog. Also, it doubles as a great biology project for the life cycle of insects. This is my entry for the Teacher contest, so a vote would be much appreciated. Gather Supplies For this interesting project you will need: Fruit Fly Media...
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Tue, 14 Feb 2012 09:32:37 PST
Operation Valentine: A Game, a Gift, a Lesson in Electric Circuits http://www.instructables.com/id/Operation-Valentine-A-Game-a-Gift-a-Lesson-in-/
Operation Valentine: A Game, a Gift, a Lesson in Electric Circuits - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/WS4Q/GYC4V1GT/FRHWS4QGYC4V1GT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/WS4Q/GYC4V1GT/FRHWS4QGYC4V1GT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/WS4Q/GYC4V1GT/FRHWS4QGYC4V1GT.SMALL.jpg mathiemom Who said learning couldn’t be fun?  With “Operation Valentine,” a class can apply what they have learned about electric circuits and connections and end up creating a project that is sure to be a hit at home.  This project not only is a great classroom project for the student building it, but the fi...
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Tue, 7 Feb 2012 10:37:02 PST
religion around the world http://www.instructables.com/id/religion-around-the-world/
religion around the world - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRO/DJYK/GXTKPCU4/FRODJYKGXTKPCU4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRO/DJYK/GXTKPCU4/FRODJYKGXTKPCU4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRO/DJYK/GXTKPCU4/FRODJYKGXTKPCU4.SMALL.jpg shane1997 this is a model that shows children that there are different  religions you can make this yourself  or with children as it is easy to make and will not cost anything  what you need you need; a medium sized ball  painted to look like the earth tape or glue 2 cardboard strips string  and images of ...
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Wed, 25 Jan 2012 10:54:34 PST
Abstract Art Assignment http://www.instructables.com/id/Abstract-Art-Assignment/
Abstract Art Assignment - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/ZYWV/GXL5OZUO/FSVZYWVGXL5OZUO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/ZYWV/GXL5OZUO/FSVZYWVGXL5OZUO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/ZYWV/GXL5OZUO/FSVZYWVGXL5OZUO.SMALL.jpg amybelleteacher This instructable is part of the "Teacher Contest". Please vote :) The following instructable will walk you through an art project you can do with your students to help them learn or reaffirm a variety of visual art related theories and techniques. The instructable will walk you through the project...
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Mon, 23 Jan 2012 11:38:57 PST
Mental Math: Pre-Lesson Preparation Game! http://www.instructables.com/id/Mental-Math-Pre-Lesson-Preparation-Game/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/8FBZ/GXL61UYX/FW98FBZGXL61UYX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/8FBZ/GXL61UYX/FW98FBZGXL61UYX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/8FBZ/GXL61UYX/FW98FBZGXL61UYX.SMALL.jpg Lily Baldwin My 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Stephens, strongly believes in the arts and creativity of school as well as having a great structure for learning. We have a daily routine of preparing our brains for the new lesson by doing Mental Math! Mental Math is something all us kids love and it makes us excited...
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Fri, 20 Jan 2012 22:15:28 PST
Social Networking Theme Unit http://www.instructables.com/id/Social-Networking-Theme-Unit/
Social Networking Theme Unit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F04/4HUG/GXA6UUCB/F044HUGGXA6UUCB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F04/4HUG/GXA6UUCB/F044HUGGXA6UUCB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F04/4HUG/GXA6UUCB/F044HUGGXA6UUCB.SMALL.jpg jptrsn With the help of a few colleagues, I have put together a series of lessons and activities for students to develop their understanding of online communications. It takes place over the course of a few weeks, and includes different activities and assignments. The learning objectives of this unit are:...
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Wed, 11 Jan 2012 07:38:52 PST
Five Minute Presentations http://www.instructables.com/id/Five-Minute-Presentations/
Five Minute Presentations - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/NQI4/GWF5TFVH/F14NQI4GWF5TFVH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/NQI4/GWF5TFVH/F14NQI4GWF5TFVH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/NQI4/GWF5TFVH/F14NQI4GWF5TFVH.SMALL.jpg artisnotfart Every Thursday the kids in house give presentations. They make just five minutes of speech on one topic. It  doesn't take much time for a busy mom to educate her kids a little and it teaches them plenty of valuable life skills. The objectives of this endeavor is to have the kids learn writing and pl...
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Thu, 22 Dec 2011 17:34:04 PST
Communications Training, School Activity, or Youth Game. http://www.instructables.com/id/Communications-School-Activity-or-Youth-Game/
Communications Training, School Activity, or Youth Game. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/1LB0/GVOW4ZQL/FKN1LB0GVOW4ZQL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/1LB0/GVOW4ZQL/FKN1LB0GVOW4ZQL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/1LB0/GVOW4ZQL/FKN1LB0GVOW4ZQL.SMALL.jpg RangerJ I have used this activity many times with high school students. It is done as a race, with as many teams as you wish. It based on the old game of Telephone, where a phrase is whispered from one person to another, generally with the ending having little similarity with the beginning.You can have a nu...
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Fri, 2 Dec 2011 21:41:22 PST
Easy, Low-cost Math Journals http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Low-cost-Math-Journals/
Easy, Low-cost Math Journals - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/Z5H2/GVEI9QNK/F19Z5H2GVEI9QNK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/Z5H2/GVEI9QNK/F19Z5H2GVEI9QNK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/Z5H2/GVEI9QNK/F19Z5H2GVEI9QNK.SMALL.jpg susanrm In these days of thin or nonexistent school budgets for classroom supplies, it's important to economize wherever we can. Here is a way for teachers to make their own functional math journals with regular supplies from their classroom, or if they are using their own money, to do it less expensively. ...
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Sun, 27 Nov 2011 19:34:13 PST