Weekly Warm-Up: 5 Ways to Bring Halloween to the Classroom

Holidays often mean incredibly excited students. And since you probably can’t beat the Halloween hysteria, why not join it? Here are some great ways to bring the monster mash to your classroom. 1) Discover the origins of Halloween. Your students may not know that their favorite spooky holiday has roots that are around 2,000 years old. Challenge them to research the Celtic festival of Samhain, … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: 5 Ways to Bring Halloween to the Classroom

‘Sea Monster’ Caught in Australia

SCIENCE Frilled sharks are rarely seen denizens of the deep that resemble their dinosaur-era ancestors. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to learn more about some dinosaur-era “Sea Monsters.” Teachers, scroll down for a coloring page and a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Read our activity “Sea Monsters: Unpack the Evidence.” Review its central questions and concepts: What is evidence? … Continue reading ‘Sea Monster’ Caught in Australia

Dive into Seamonsters: A Prehistoric Adventure

Subscribe to this blog’s feed A school of Xiphactinus–Image courtesy of nationalgeographic.com The newest large-format film making a splash this fall is National Geographic’s Seamonsters: A Prehistoric Adventure. Seamonsters is  “A dramatic and compelling story about an ancient and mysterious ocean world containing some of the most awe-inspiring creatures of all time.  The world’s most technologically advanced movie screens bring these little-known creatures to life … Continue reading Dive into Seamonsters: A Prehistoric Adventure