Spotlight on Sources:
Welcome to Renzulli Learning’s Spotlight on Sources, some of our most engaging resources to excite and inspire your students!Have you ever wanted to give your learners a chance to experiment with Video and Photography? Or to learn more by using videos and photographs? Renzulli Learning sorts students’ Enrichment Activities by Category AND by Subject! The capability to search the Enrichment Database by Subject Area enables teachers to efficiently infuse differentiated activities into their content area curriculum!
This week we focused on Video and Photography Resources but you don’t have to stop there! Check out these amazing Video and Photography Resources and then search for your own!
Check out a few of our favorite activities below!
Don’t forget, if you want to assign a weekly activity simply search the title of the weekly activity from your Teacher Dashboard and then send the activity to a student as a favorite! To locate these activities within Renzulli Learning you can SEARCH Enrichment Activities and type in the title of the activity you would like to locate. 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.
A Video Interview with David Shannon
Videos and Podcasts
The author of "A Bad Case of Stripes" talks about colors, unruly kids, and lima beans.
Amazing! Did you know that the wings of a butterfly are symmetrical? What does that mean? Visit this site to find out!
Heat and Energy
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.
Virtual Field Trips
The 1904 World's Fair was held in St. Louis, Missouri. Photographs and drawings show the many buildings constructed for this event. As you will see, it was a hopeful time. View the Palaces of Electricity, Machinery, and Agriculture, as well as other landmarks.
Audubon Field Guide to North American Birds
Use this online field guide to identify and research feathered friends. Search by name, family, or region of North America, or simply browse this beautifully illustrated guide. You can listen to bird calls, too.
How did Ed Leedskalnin move huge blocks of coral to create Miami's Coral Castle? Watch this video to see how tools such as a lever and fulcrum, a block and tackle, and a winch can accomplish work. How might the ancient Egyptians have used their knowledge of simple machines in constructing the pyramids?
Virtual Field Trip
Take a virtual nature walk at this website. Visit a brook, a meadow, a marsh, a pond, a forest, a river, and a swamp. Learn about the animals and plants that live in each habitat.
Virtual Field Trips
The Silk Road is one of the world's oldest and most historically important trade routes. See what this road looks like today! Check out pictures and captions of this famous trade route in China.
The Cassini spacecraft is the first to explore the Saturn system of rings and moons from orbit. Cassini entered orbit on June 30, 2004, and immediately began sending back intriguing images and data. Come to this website to learn about the spacecraft and its mission, track Cassini, see incredible pictures, and more.
The huge dust storms in the American West during the 1930s must have been terrifying. Called "Black Blizzards", these events during the Dust Bowl have to be seen to be believed. Check out this site for photos showing various Dust Bowl effects.
This site contains everything you need to know about coal and the business of coal mining. Explore the types of coal, mine regulations, the 27 coal-mining states, and more. You can also click the "Entrance" link to take a video tour of a coal mine.
Virtual Field Trip
Follow the formation and melting of ice off the coast of Barrow, Alaska. You can view current and recent conditions, or compare the ice seasons for years since 2000. This is one way to visualize global warming!
Each week, we will send you a few examples of our best and most popular resources. For more ideas to connect 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. Use the Submit Your Resource button on the Teacher Dashboard to send us the resources you already have or submit an idea for a new Super Starter Project!