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K-6 Internet Teaching Resources

The foundation of the average elementary level curriculum is math, science, English or language arts, and global studies that teach children about the world around them. In addition to traditional lectures and assessments, teachers strive to find interesting and creative ways to teach fundamental

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There are lesson plans that are designed for specific grade levels, and some can be adapted for any grade or skill level. With the Internet being used in classrooms on a regular basis, Webquests provides an interactive activity for the whole class to work together as a group or individualized activities that speak to an individual child's special skills or interests.

A child's innate abilities begin to blossom about the time kindergarten rolls around and the savvy teacher can pretty well determine what an individual child's strong suits are. These strengths form the basics of that child's personality and character and are likely to follow them throughout their lives. The internet makes it easier than ever for a teacher to encourage personal growth both in and out of the classroom.
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Projects that cross the curriculum can meet a variety of state goals. The Internet provides a wealth of resources that can be used to enrich lessons. These K-6 internet teaching resources are a great place to get started and, who knows? Kindergarten today, doctor of law tomorrow. Or of neuroscience. Or astrophysics. Or...!

Math

Science

  • Unit Plans: Lesson plans and activities geared toward common science elementary science units.
  • Neuroscience for Kids: Projects and activities to teach brain related lessons.
  • EcoKids: The focus of this site is the ecology. A free registration for teachers allows access too lesson plans, activities, and other tools.
  • Science Buddies: A collection of science fair project ideas.
  • U.S. Department of Energy: The Department of Energy offers a searchable database of lesson plans on energy and the environment for all grade levels.
  • NOVA Teachers: The PBS program has a number of teacher tools and resources that can be used in conjunction with their episodes.
  • NASA Quest: Aerospace lesson plans for grades K-High School.
  • Science NetLinks: As a part of Thinkfinity, Science NetLinks offers a collection of tools, resources, and lesson plans for teachers.
  • Magic School Bus: Games and science experiments based on Mrs. Frizzle's adventures.
  • Science Webcams: A collection of sites offering science related webcams from around the world. Teachers can use footage of playful otters or erupting volcanoes to enrich lessons.

Global

English

  • Diamante Poems: An online interactive template to help students learn how to properly format a diamante poem.
  • Utah Education Network: Language arts lesson plans for the elementary grades with cross-curriculum ties.
  • Can Teach: English and Language Arts projects and teaching resources for elementary grades.
  • Kaboose: Printable word puzzles based on holidays and themes.
  • PBS Teachers: Activities, lesson plans, and classroom resources from PBS.
  • Kidzone: In addition to reading and writing projects for primary grades, this site offers Dolch word lists and flashcards.
  • School Express: Free worksheets to reinforce the skills learned in Language Arts.
  • United States Mint: Language arts lesson plans that incorporate time and change.
  • Getty Museum: Combine language arts and art with these lesson plans for the elementary grades.
  • Mad Glibs: Online Mad Libs that can be used for elementary grade levels.
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