Students in grades K–12 are expected to learn how to formulate, communicate, and support a scientific argument. Here are some great suggestions you can use to support their learning.
Celebrate National Poetry Month with a bang, not a whimper! Here are a few great resources and ideas from ORC's website and the web to help you do just that. We offer them to you in this ORC e-pub on teaching poetry. And there's no reason why you can't celebrate year-round.
Citizenship education needs to happen at every level, be assimilated across the curriculum, and offer students various opportunities to participate in the community and school.
Cognitive demands represent the thinking students do as they learn science. The podcasts and resources we share here shed light on this important topic.
Students acquire spatial thinking skills over time. Understand the way skills build from year to year and recognize student misconceptions.
It's summer vacation, and the kids want to have fun—who can blame them! Here are online mathematics activities that can add to the fun and keep kids thinking so they are ready for the coming school year.
Taking a summer vacation from reading can set students back 2 to 4 months in their reading levels, which means beginning the new school year with a deficit. To add to the problem, catching up during the school year often becomes a losing game. How can you get your students to read this summer? Read on for some good tips!
When the temperatures rise and the trees and flowers start to bloom, many of us are eager to get our hands dirty in our gardens. We've pulled together a set of materials that can be used to study the science of gardening.
It's baseball season! Here are resources to help you and your students celebrate the history, fine points, and fun of the game! There are resources for every grade.
When you build instruction around related primary and secondary sources, content comes to life for your students, and they have the opportunity to practice thinking like historians.
The calculation of pi, the ratio of the circumference of any circle to its diameter, was an aha! moment for Archimedes. And in the grand tradition of Archimedes, your students will be exclaiming "Aha!" as they explore the lessons and activities in this ORC e-pub.
A typical winter in Ohio means that temperatures take a nosedive, and staying warm becomes more important than ever. We've pulled together a set of materials that can be used to study the concept of keeping warm.
Holy Mole-y! It's that time of the year. On October 23rd, let us help you celebrate the day. Here are some fun suggestions for commemorating this magnifi-mole occasion!
Are you ready to celebrate the Third Annual National Day on Writing on October 20? Whether your students are using pen or PC, ORC can help. For every grade level, we present innovative ideas and resources to support you as you help your students become engaged, eager writers.
Another active hurricane season is upon us. Irene was the ninth named storm, putting her in the middle of the predicted 12 to 18 named storms. Check out these resources for classroom activities to learn more about these powerful forces of nature.
Earthquakes and tsunamis are a natural part of the dynamic planet we live on. They are occasionally devastating but mostly go unnoticed. This set of materials can be used to help students understand more about Japan, earthquakes, and tsunamis.
Celebrate the patterns and rhythms of mathematics on the 100th day of school and beyond. Every day is a great day to build your students' number sense—their ability to use numbers to estimate, calculate, and make sense of the world. Party on!
Let ORC provide you with statistics lessons and activities to help your students understand the meaning and use of data today. This is crucial when preparing students for a future that involves making personal, professional, and political decisions and for careers in fields such as biology, economics, engineering, medicine, public health, psychology, marketing, education, and sports.
Current events present us with unique learning opportunities. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico gives us a chance to connect what budding scientists are learning in the classroom to the world. We've pulled together a set of materials that can be used to examine the oil spill through a variety of lenses.