Newton Free Library offers college prep sessions this summer

Newton Free Library offers college prep sessions this summer

Kick Start Your College Essay, Thursday, June 29, 7:30 pm, Druker Auditorium: Summer is a great time to start your college essay! Join Jane Hirschhorn of JBH Tutoring to get eleven ways to kick start your essay. We’ll go over excerpts from essays written by students admitted to prestigious colleges. This program is for high schoolers, […]

4th Grade Science Study Guide: Energy, Light and Sound UPDATED2

Energy Sound and Light, 4th grade science,

What is energy? This is from U. S. Energy Information Administration. Energy Is the Ability To Do Work Energy comes in different forms: Heat (thermal) Light (radiant) Motion (kinetic) Electrical Chemical Nuclear energy Gravitational Energy is in everything. We use energy for everything we do, from making a jump shot to baking cookies to sending […]

Rocks and Minerals Science Study Guide for 4th Grade

The Rock Cycle via video for Igneous Rock, Sedimentary Rock and Metamorphic Rock These are the concepts that my kids find confusing, so I’ve added some extra information from sites to help kids understand the differences. This great information is from Mr.SciGuy. Erosion versus Weathering This is from Compare Anything. Weathering and erosion are geological processes that act together to […]

Phases of Moon Study Guide for 4th Grade Science

Oreo phases of moon, moon cycle

image from Moon Connection My kids study phases of the moon in 4th grade and both girls seemed to have problems with getting Waxing versus Waning straight in their heads despite a week of study. It could be that Waxing Crescent Moons look pretty similar to Waning Crescent Moons. I think Oreos would help with […]

5th Grade Science Unit on Weather: Air Pressure, Heat, Moisture and Wind.

What Causes Weather: Heat, Air Pressure, Wind and Moisture

I just saw the Museum of Science of Boston’s presentation on weather for 5th graders today and I remembered how difficult it was for me to help my fifth grader figure out how to study for her weather unit. I spent hours googling weather terminology to help her with flashcards but then, trying to put […]