RBE Lessons for Home – Lesson 3

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This series of lesson outlines are modelled after the Right Brain Kids home learning lessons. They are a terrific way to supplement and build upon the knowledge learned during TweedleWink classes. They can also be used as a homeschool curriculum.

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Science: The Periodic Table

Early exposure to the periodic table gives your child a greater awareness of all life around her. She begins to understand that life is made up of elements–important tiny building blocks, she learns their names, and she sees that they are each a part of a “family“.

Children with this type of educational foundation soon make quick connections from these lessons to: nutrition, photosynthesis, respiration, soil and farming, rocks and minerals, ecology and more!

Flashcards:

The Elements by R Tanaka

Beautiful photography of the elements by Japanese photographer, R. Tanaka:

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Bismuth


The Elements by Theodore Gray

The Photographic Card Deck of the Elements” by Theodore Gray, 118 cards in full-color:


The Elements: A Visual Exploration App by Theodore Gray:

What happens when highly reactive rubidium is dropped into water? Or when a cannonball is placed in a pool of mercury? The Elements in Action shows you one definitive demonstration for (almost) every element, ranging from the bizarre to the sublime, all assembled in one place for you to view in the comfort and safety of your iPad, with very little danger of death by fire, dismemberment, or poisoning.

Elements in Action App

What happens when highly reactive rubidium is dropped into water? Or when a cannonball is placed in a pool of mercury? The Elements in Action shows you one definitive demonstration for (almost) every element, ranging from the bizarre to the sublime, all assembled in one place for you to view in the comfort and safety of your iPad, with very little danger of death by fire, dismemberment, or poisoning.

Books

Puzzles


Games


Printables

Music

The Periodic Table Song by Asap Science

The Elements Song by Tom Lehrer

Meet the Elements by They Might be Giants

Periodic Table Song by Peter Weatherall


Culture: Italy

Before you embark… Prepare your child’s mind with picture images so that your imaginary journey is rich and meaningful. If you have a globe, world map or atlas, locate Italy with your child. Then, go on-line and explore great travel sites: point out the clothing, language spoken, or try a recipe for dinner!

People and Places

National Geographic Kids: Italy – Facts, Photos, Videos, Map

Language

Italian Children’s Songs by Coccole Sonore Edu:


Food

Cooking in the kitchen with the kids:

Craft

Make a Paper Plate Pizza:

  • You will need a paper plate, crayons, yellow highlighter, colored paper, child-friendly hole punch, and glue.
    • DOUGH – Give your child a white paper plate. This is the dough!
    • TOMATO SAUCE – Invite your child to color the paper plate with red and orange crayons.
    • CHEESE – Next, add a layer of yellow highlighter over your base colors. Blow, or fan the plate for this layer to dry.
    • PEPPERONI – Cut pink or red colored paper into circles (for pepperoni) or small squares (for ham/turkey ham). [KEY: circles = challenging, rectangles = easier, random shapes = easiest]
    • BLACK OLIVES – Cut small black circles (parent may do this if too difficult), then have child punch holes in the centers.
    • OTHER VEGGIES – Get creative and add other veggies! Cut out red tomato slices, brown mushroom shapes, green pepper slices, yellow pineapple triangles–you name it!


Art: Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh was a Dutch painter who used vivid colors and wild brush strokes in his paintings. Van Gogh’s “Starry Nioght” is his most famous piece.

Re-create “Starry Night”

Paintings from Vincent van Gogh


Science: Types of Clouds

Learn all about clouds–the types, textures, appearance, altitudes, and what they tell us about the weather. On the right-brain side, clouds are a source of calm and inspiration. Our children often look up into the sky and try to move them with their minds! Try it!

Hands-on Play

Experience the “feel” of different types of clouds!

  • Cirrus – chalk
  • Stratus – mayonaise
  • Cumulus – cotton or shaving cream
  • Cumulonimbus – colored shaving cream


Clouds in a Bottle – Steve Spangler Science

See: Instructions and explanation from Steve Spangler Science


Make Clouds Indoors

How to make clouds indoors: The art of Berndnaut Smilde – You won’t be able to do this at home, but it’s pretty fun to watch.

You can also try these Simple Science activities:


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Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of Figur8.net (a website on parenting, education, child development) and RightBrainChild.com (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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