Great Story One Follow Up Materials

Great Story One Follow Up Materials

After the first great story there are a variety of activities and resource you may want to do or present

 

  • Laws of the Universe. These are a series of experiments that show elements of the creation story. Some people then represent these in a quasi alternative version of the First Great Story which focuses more on the science aspect of creation

 

  • Solar System including the planets and different phenomena such as meteors

 

Elementary Observations has these 3 part cards about space

 

  • Layers of the Earth

 

Layers of the Earth Diagram (part of my freebie library

Layers of the Earth 3 part cards

 

  • Seasons and features of the different hemispheres such as how the phases of the moon look different in different hemisphere

Seasons Tilt of the Earth – this is an expensive piece of montessori equipment so you may want to do a DIY instead.

Southern Hemisphere Wheel

Northern Hemisphere Seasonal Wheel

Southern Hemisphere Moon Phases

 

  • Physical Geography : Study Oceans and other bodies of water. You may want to look at landforms or advanced landforms

 

Elementary Observations Advanced Landforms

Continent Projects

 

  • Biomes

Montessori Mom has a great collection of ideas here

 

  • Periodic Table or Elements – if you can access it you may want to use the atom structure board which uses marbles to help iillustrate elements. A cheaper alternative is to draw a diagram with the layers of the atom and use different colour counters to represent the layers.

 

Ellen Mchenry has a great collection of activities especially for 9-12 year olds.

 

 

Plate Tectonics such as Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Plate tectonics Matching (part of my freebie library)

Earthquake Matching Cards

Volcano Matching Cards

 

 

Creation stories – especially looking at different creation stories

 

 

RESEARCH:

Students may want to undertake some type of research. Having an Inquiry template is one possibility to ensure that students to do something that is both challenging and achievable.

 

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