Spring has sprung. The Vernal Equinox (March 20, 2009) is one of the four great seasonal changes each year. It's the perfect time to explore plants in the classroom. Education World presents classroom lessons that involve students in growing things and learning about scientific classification, plant cell structure, the importance of plants in our history, and many uses of plants. Included: Links to more than a dozen additional lesson plans for teaching about plants and gardens.
Looking for a teaching theme with which to welcome spring or plan some Easter fun? We have "eggs-actly" what you're looking for. Toss eggs into the curriculum mix. Eggs can be used to teach skills in math, geography, and science. And don't forget to create "eggs-quisite" art. Included: A dozen egg-stra special lessons.
Womens History Month
Make March special with these lessons and resources.
Hoop it up with educational lessons tied to the NCAA championships.
April Fools Fun Plan Backwards Day Fun
Simple ideas for making Backwards Day a fun day of learning.
Best Books for April Fools Day
Five titles for foolish fun.
Tech Tools for April Fools
Four tech tricks you can play on your students.
Sites to See: Hoax Sites
Have some fun while teaching media literacy.
More Timely Lesson Ideas
Music in Our Schools Month
Celebrate Nutrition Month
Lesson Plan of the Day
See lesson plans posted on recent days. Search for lessons by subject.
Learning Game of the Week
Review knowledge as you run the bases in Play Ball game.
Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks Math Games With Joanne and Jane
This week: Place Value Snap teaches math facts.
News for Kids
Martin Luther King Memorial Construction Gets Underway
The new memorial will be the first on the National Mall to honor an African American.
Challenge students to create a human number line.
Vicki Cobbs Show-Biz Science
Happiness and the sense of smell.
From Our Early Childhood Activity Bank
Fun and practical ideas for this week.
Plants Drink Up Water
I Seed You!
A Big Blue Ox (Folktales)
A Special Fish (Art)
Me or I? (Simple Rhymes)
My Pizza Looks Likes Me!
From the Learning Machine
Explore the coolest resources on the Web.
From the Math Machine
Mathteroids is a fun Web site for teaching multiples. (Grades 3-6)
From the Science Machine
Use Feel the Heat to explore the topics of heat, energy, and engineering. (Grades K-8)
From the Reading Machine
Tina's World: Real or Make Believe? reinforces real and make believe (Grades K-1)
Teacher-Submitted Lesson Plans
Teacher Lesson #1
Mr. Great teaches the concepts greater than and less than.
Teacher Lesson #2
Students create life maps of their lives.
Teacher Lesson #3
Stir up character analysis recipes for characters in literature/history.
More Lesson Ideas
Book Report Makeover
Backpack-tivities (Homework Activities)
Technology Lesson Plans
Bulletin Boards That Teach
Spring Into Reading -- Use this fun, colorful bulletin board to track students reading between the start of spring and Childrens Book Week in May.
Forty volumes of activities!.
Month of Fun: March
See some timely, fun, and educational Web resource for kid:
Basketball Terms Word Search (Grades 3-8)
Poison Prevention Game (Grades K-3)
Saint Patricks Day Word Search (Grades 2-5)
President Grover Cleveland Coloring Page (Grades 2-5)
Food Pyramid Matching Game (Grades 1-4)
Spring Jigsaw Puzzle (Grades 3-12)
Sign Language Word Puzzle (Grades 1-3)
Just for This Month!
See our March Month of Fun, March Word Search, and March Coloring Calendar. PLUS! Create your own work sheets for this months holidays and special days.