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Updated: May 15, 2019

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Social Studies in the Fifth Grade

Social Studies in the Fifth Grade

History and geography are distinct fields of study in the fifth grade, although they should be linked whenever possible to what is being studied in language arts and in science. By fifth grade children are able to use several different kinds of maps. Further, they are able to use primary sources -- historical records, diaries, newspapers, and the like -- to enlarge their understanding of other people and other time periods; and they have had a fair amount of experience interviewing their parents and grandparents about other times.
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The Gravity of the Situation

The Gravity of the Situation

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Here's an activity that will help your child appreciate the importance of sticking to his or her principles—scientific principles, that is.

Choose a scientific principle—say, gravity—and help your child demonstrate how it works (by dropping a nonbreakable object). You can help your child research the principle using encyclopedias, science books, and so on.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Rain in a Bag Activity

Rain in a Bag Activity

Age: Elementary
Time: 30 minutes or less
Type of Activity: Art and Science

Materials needed:

  • Clear, plastic, resealable baggie -- sandwich size
  • White paper cut to the size of the baggie.
  • Scissors
  • Permanent magic markers
  • Water
Who says it only rains outside? Make your own rain and teach your child about the laws of condensation and evaporation. Here's how it works.

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Inventions We'd Rather Not See

Inventions We'd Rather Not See

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The world of science and engineering brings us all kinds of great and useless things. But what about the truly useless or silly things that haven't been invented yet? Here are some ideas to get your kid's creative juices flowing.

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Updated: February 26, 2020

5 Positive Phrases To Say To Your Anxious Child About School

child anxious about school

Do you have a little one who is anxious about going back to school? First day jitters are common and completely normal. Every parent wants to smooth things over and comfort their children, but choose your words wisely. 

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Books for Older Teens and Adults

Books for Older Teens and Adults

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, by Julia Alvarez
It's a long way from Santo Domingo to the Bronx, but if anyone can go the distance, it's the Garcia girls. Four lively latinas plunged from a pampered life of privilege on an island compound into the big-city chaos of New York, they rebel against Mami and Papi's old-world discipline and embrace all that America has to offer.

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by: Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D.

Giving Feedback

Giving Feedback

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Schools that value parent input and involvement need to solicit and use feedback from parents. Parents who want to do the best job they can to help their children and the school must value and use feedback from the teacher.

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What Causes Autism Spectrum Disorders?

What Causes Autism Spectrum Disorders?

In response to the question, "What causes autism spectrum disorders (ASDs)?" the writer is sorely tempted to reply, "We don't know," and move on to the next chapter. However, no guide to ASDs would be complete without an attempt at explaining the causes of the most recent epidemic to hit our planet.

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