Spotlight on Sources:
Welcome to Renzulli Learning’s Spotlight on Sources, some of our most engaging resources to excite and inspire your students!
Rainy summer days driving your students inside? Check out all of the Projects and Independent Study Activities in Renzulli Learning!
These Activities span a wide variety of interest areas and subjects! Some may require more adult assistance than others, but we’re sure you will find something great for your students!
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.
Grades K - 2
Did you know that words beginning with the letter A can have different sounds? Sound out words and put them either in the long vowel "letter A" box or short vowel "letter A" box.
Animals on the Farm
Would you like to visit a farm? What animals will you find there? Create your very own farm with farm animals here!
Baby Animals Matching Card Game
Do baby animals look like their parents when they are born? See if you can match up the babies with their mothers. Color and cut out the baby and adult animals and match them up!
Grades 3 -5
3D Geography: Volcano Models
STEM & STEAM
Making a volcano model is one of the most popular activities set in school and despite everyone being set the same task, the variety of models produced is a testament to your creativity! Why not make a volcano model today!
Air: It's Really There
STEM & STEAM
Air is made up of gases, but we can't usually see them. Does air take up space? Try this experiment and find out!!
"See" Inside A Closed Box
Learn how radar works by performing your own experiment! Have someone place an object inside a box (don't peek!) and cover it with a piece of paper (that you can't see through). Then use a stick and measurements to create a map of what's inside. Read this page to better understand how scientists can see objects using radar.
Grades 6 - 9
Hot Air Eggsperiment
This science experiment looks like a magic trick! Use hot and cold air to have an egg drawn into a bottle.
Did you know that the human brain is highly adaptable? How does the brain adapt to a new situation? Complete this hands-on activity to learn more.
Aurora Flip Book
What are Aurora Ovals? What does one look like? They are flashes in space caused by auroral electrons. Does that sound scientific? It is, and you can click here, create a flip book, and see what one of these looks like.
Grades 10 - 12
What's the probability of rolling an even number or a 3 on a dice? The Addition Rule is a very important principle in accurately predicting odds, and making sure you're accounting for all the possibilities in a sample space. You'll need to use the addition rule to answer this question. Don't worry though; this page will show you some examples of the addition rule. Then you get to try the exercises at the end and check your work!
Biology Corner: Natural Selection Project
How does natural selection occur? Complete this activity to model natural selection. What happens when an animal cannot get the food it needs?
Conduction and convection are processes by which heat is transferred from one object to another. In conduction, "heat energy is transmitted through collisions between neighboring molecules."Check out this detailed explanation of conduction, plus instructions for performing a hands-on conduction experiment!
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