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Introducing Matter and Atoms, Priscilla's presentation at the 2015 American Montessori Society annual conference. The file is a pdf of her PowerPoint slides. Some of the illustrations have been replaced with links to them on the Internet.
Tree of Life Charts - You may view the files to use as a pattern to make your own charts. If you wish to have these charts printed, copy the files to a memory stick or CD to transport them to a printing business that has a wide-format color printer. Make sure the files are printed at 100% scale (full size). There are black and white photos that children can place on each of the colored rectangles. These photo cards are in the appendix of the book, Kingdoms of Life Connected. The photos are printed on card stock. They can be removed from the book and cut up for use on the charts. The text on the back of each photo tells where it belongs on the charts and has other information about the organism. You may also purchase the file to print a color photo card set for these charts. Look for the color photo of the wasp, one of the subjects pictured on the cards.
Composite of all five charts - full size is 36" X 70"
Prokaryote chart is simplified for beginners - 11" X 30"
Protist chart shows the major branches of eukaryotes - 20" X 30"
Fungus Kingdom chart - 11" X 20"
Animal Kingdom chart - 20" X 20"
Plant Kingdom chart - 20" X 20"
Spanish index for the book, Plant Lessons: Introducing Children to Plant Form and Function.
Back issues of Big Picture Science Newsletter, published 1999-2002. You may download and print these for your own use. Even though these were written around 15 years ago, they have content and lesson ideas that are still useful. Topics include astronomy and natural selection (the Elementary Darwin issue).
- #8 - Guiding Science Investigations
- #9 - Earth System Concepts
- #10 -Geologic Cycle
- #15 - The Electromagnetic Spectrum
- #16 - Interactions of Light and Matter
- #17 - Elementary Darwin
- #18 - The Early Universe
- #19 - Stars and their Lives
- #20 - Stellar Evolution and Measuring Stars
- #21 - The Formation of the Solar System