Sunday, April 26, 2015

Swap, share, give....



 A group of Aussie bloggers have got together again to bring you the scoop on some great resources that you can use in any classroom and in any part of the world. 

We also have some freebies for you too. My freebie is at the end of this post.

I have partnered up and swapped a product with Julie from Oz Curriculum HQ for this swap, share and give!

make sure you visit us all - see the links at the bottom of this post.

So here is my review......

Oz Curriculum HQHeat Layered Word Book - Science Inquiry Project

I really wanted to review this Heat Layered Book and test run it with my kids.


Julie has provided very clear instructions - as she does in all her work. I have many of her products and love them all. 



First, we colored/coloured in the letters for heat. Julie has pages that cater for USA and non USA spelling. 




Next we cut the pages and each page has a clear defined cutting line and staple space. 


The content is aimed at Year 3 and meets the standards in our curriculum. 

Students are given opportunities to compose questions and make predictions before they investigate heat sources. 
I found that the discussions students had while completing the different sections showed the importance of the vocabulary that Julie has included. 
This all added to improved knowledge. 



Researching and reading about heat sources and then sorting them into two categories - produces their own heat and which ones are heated by something else. 
This allows for independent research. 


This sorting task was fabulous for consolidating the terms -  insulators and conductors and working out the differences. 

There is a table to add a picture for - Radiation, Convection and Conduction. The students then explain how the heat is transferred and how it works. 

I liked the way that students were given opportunities to cut, glue, write and discuss. 
This caters for different types of learners. 


The following page allows for differentiation and Julie has provided a page that is just about heat transfer or a more difficult.
This more difficult page is about the three types of heat transfer. 


Julie has provided two options for spelling for this page. 
It is a clear way to assess what your students think about the types of heat sources and even better done at a glance (because it is colour/color coded). 


The final page is an excellent way to record new vocabulary and explain your new learning. 
A great way to finish this unit on heat. 


Julie - this is an amazing product.

Now for my freebie - my new WRITING for all SEASONS

So no matter where you are in the world - you can use this right now?

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10 comments:

  1. What a cool product to review! Love your freebie, going to download it now :D

    Jem
    Jem's Bright Buttons

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  2. Definietly putting this pack on my wish list, we do this unit in term 3 I believe.
    It will make learning far more interesting.
    Thanks for the freebie Paula.
    Sheri

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  3. What an amazing product, I love how students get to work on the booklet and make it their own by decorating etc all the while learning from it too! An awesome and generous freebie as always! Thanks Paula!

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  4. Great review Paula! That layered HEAT book looks like such a good idea. Wish I was teaching in the class so that I could try it out! Thanks also for the Seasons writing freebie, I'm working on grammar with some kids so this will come in handy!

    Cheers
    Mel

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  5. That layered book is such a clever idea! I love that it is hands on and engaging for older kidlets while still covering the content well. Thanks for the gorgeous freebie Paula. My Preppies are learning about the Seasons this term and they will love these activities!

    Lauren
    Love, Laughter and Learning in Prep!

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  6. Wow, I love that layered book - it looks amazing! Such a hands-on, interactive task for older students.

    Thanks for your freebie, too. I know it'll come in handy later in the year for my kiddos!

    Stef
    Miss Galvin Learns

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  7. That is going on my wish list for my Year 3's when we get to Chemical Science this year. I used Julie's Anzac book recently and is was amazing! Thank you for this amazing Freebie too, my kids are going to be able to use that this week when we look at Autumn.

    Tania
    Mrs Poultney's Ponderings

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  8. Thank you Paula for your comprehensive review. I love all the pictures, it really is quite fun to make!
    Awesome freebie, that will come in very handy.

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  9. Wow! The layered book looks outstanding! And Paula, what a lovely freebie! Thank you ladies for sharing your talent!
    Jean
    The Teacher Gene

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