Have you ever heard of Lab TV? It’s a free science and technology website with short, engaging videos for upper elementary, middle, and high school school students. Each video is just 5 minutes long and shows students how technology is used in every day life. The episodes focus on problem solving and the creation of new products. If you like science, you’ll find them to be fascinating! You could easily start each morning by showing one episode to your class.
That’s what I did with my 5th graders, and I developed this simple graphic organizer for them to record a little something about each episode. You can download the graphic organizer from the Science page on Teaching Resources where you’ll also loads of other science freebies!