Spotlight on Sources:
Welcome to Renzulli Learning’s Spotlight on Sources, some of our most engaging resources to excite and inspire your students!
Renzulli Learning has Enrichment Activities for every occasion and every subject! Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics are all an important part of any student’s education and our Curators have scoured the internet searching for the best STEM resources out there!
Check out a few of our favorite activities below!
Heat and Energy - Science
What is heat? Heat is change and heat is energy! Learn all about Heat and Energy in this booklet! Try some activities, and see if you can answer some questions on this "hot" topic.
A Super Science Guide to Your Own Backyward! - Science
Learn how to investigate like a scientist! Follow the steps in this project to create a field guide to your own backyard or a nearby park. Write down your observations, including what you see, hear, and smell, as well as the textures you feel. If you have a camera, take it along so that you can include photos. You could also sketch pictures of the things you write about. Get those pencils ready, because there is a lot more going on in your backyard than you think!A Super Science Guide to Your Own Backyard!
Math Games from Freudenhal Institute - Mathematics
This is a terrific collection of math games, as well as some that involve science and technology. Just select your age and a subject, choose a game, and begin playing!
Learn how to investigate like a scientist! Follow the steps in this project to create a field guide to your own backyard or a nearby park. Write down your observations, including what you see, hear, and smell, as well as the textures you feel. If you have a camera, take it along so that you can include photos. You could also sketch pictures of the things you write about. Get those pencils ready, because there is a lot more going on in your backyard than you think!
African American Inventors – History & Social Studies
Venture through history with this timeline! Meet great African American inventors who pioneered modern technology. Click the link to read more about notable African American inventors!
Cotton Ball Catapult – Science
A catapult is a device that slings things into the air. Wouldn't it be fun to build you own catapult? Well, you can! Go to this website and learn how!
Check out this Design Challenge from the Smisonian! Follow the steps to design a streetscape by clicking through each slide. View objects that have been on display in various exhibitions.
You have heard about America's trips to the moon, but what was it like to be on those missions? One of the crew members from Apollo 17 has written his own personal account for your enjoyment. Get an autobiographical story of a mission to the moon, as well as its future implications for mankind.
Have you ever wanted to try a makerspace project but aren't quite sure where to start? Here are 25 projects that might just be for you! Some projects may require an adult's help gathering supplies, but most have supplies you can find in your home or classroom! Plus it's a great way to upcycle items you don't need anymore! Which activity is your favorite?
When you see a plane flying in the sky, do you ever wonder who built it? What happens when the plane needs a new wing, who fixes it? Discover the different positions needed to design, build, fly, and maintain airplanes at this site!
Are you interested in architecture or urban planning? Search this collection for photographs and information on buildings and cities around the world! Search by country to find different international resources, or by keyword to search a specific style, building name, or historic period.
Explore the Amazon River basin at Amazonia! This exhibit in the Smithsonian National Zoo is at your fingertips with this virtual field trip. Read about recent news in the park, check out pictures, and watch live action on the webcam. See fish in the river, bears, and giant anteaters.
Each week, we will send you teaching suggestions and a few examples of our best and most popular resources. For more ideas to infuse enrichment activities with your curriculum, please visit the Unit Supplements on the Teacher Site, under “Teach.” We can also link these enrichment resources to your regular curriculum if you send us a theme or topic.
Thanks for being a part of the Renzulli Learning family and we hope you find these resources helpful.
Your Renzulli Learning Team