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Hot Activities for Celebrating Summer

It's official -- summertime is here! The last days of school are a great time for reinforcing some summer safety rules and for looking ahead to some great summertime fun. This week's Education World lessons help you accomplish those things! Included: Activities connected to food safety, roller coasters, and more!

Summertime, summertime, sum- sum- summertime!

School's out, and that's worth singing about!

Before you let your students run out the door on the last day of school, why not devote some classroom time to reinforcing summer safety rules, visiting some great vacation spots, and building a roller coaster? Those are just a few of the activities you'll find in this week's Education World lesson plans. The list of lessons and brief descriptions follow. Click on the lesson title to view the complete lesson.

Where in the World Are We Vacationing?
Students use longitude and latitude coordinates to locate vacation destinations.

Summer Sarcophagus and Other Summer Activities
Students decorate a box for keeping the special "relics" of summer.

Create a Safety Slogan and Poster
Students examine a safety-in-the-woods Web page, then write a slogan and design a poster for another summer safety concern.

Summer Food Safety: True or False?
Students take a true-false food safety quiz.

Roller Coaster Roundup
Students complete a chart showing the characteristics of roller coasters and answer questions.

Design a Roller Coaster
Students learn about physics as they build a virtual roller coaster.

Navigating Through History
Students create a time line showing when various human-made navigational tools were first used.

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Originally published 06/19/2000
Links last updated 06/02/2011

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