Spotlight on Sources:
Welcome to Renzulli Learning’s Spotlight on Sources, some of our most engaging resources to excite and inspire your students!
This week we are featuring some of our favorite activities from our entire database! Renzulli Learning has activities for every ability and interest area. By browsing the activities in their Enrichment Database, students may be inspired by activities they never thought to try before. Using enriching activities that students enjoy helps to keep students engaged and interested in their learning. Looking for something different? Use the Advanced Search Option as a student, or Search Resources on your Teacher Dashboard to find new activities!
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:
Under the 'Teach' navigation, click 'Search'.
On the Search page, 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.
But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids:Why Do Lions Roar?
Do you know...Why lions roar? Why crickets chirp? Why bucks shed their antlers every year? How can porcupines and hedgehogs avoid poking themselves? Do fish pee? What is the fastest fish? What do jellyfish eat?
One hundred is a large number! Can you add ten to each number given to you? Get ready to go on a 100 Hunt! Click the "Start" button. Then look at the number at the lower right. In the table on the left, find the number that is equal to that number plus ten. Click that number and see how many seconds you took! Then click the "Next" button to try another one.
ABC Alphabet StarFall Activity
A Complete Guide To Composting For Kids
Do you have a compost pile in your yard? Compost piles help gardens to grow and they help to save the environment. Learn about composting from this website, follow the guide to make your own compost pile!
Experience Earth and our solar system, the universe and the spacecraft exploring them, with immersive apps for Mac, PC and mobile devices. An application from NASA, it is an amazing experience! Have fun!
American Museum of Natural History: Mythic Creatures
This site includes main facts about Mount Etna that is the highest and most active volcano in Europe. Read this article to learn more about this volcano.
Have you ever wondered why rats behave as they do? B.F. Skinner studied rats and pigeons, and drew conclusions about human behavior. Learn about Skinner's life and the school of psychology known as behaviorism.
What happens to serious writing in an age when there are fewer literary magazines, fewer book reviews, and no pay for reviewers? Essayist Sven Birkerts talks about the changing economics of writing and publishing, working in a bookstore, reading online, and the value of unread books.
Witness vivid scenes and dramatic portraits of life in America without ever leaving your seat! This amazing exhibit shows early color photographs of America during the Great Depression and the first part of World War II. Click the "Online Exhibition" link to view the photographs.
As you approach high school, you will be reading more and more non-fiction. Explore this website to learn about 5 Nonfiction Writing Techniques That Will Keep Readers Turning Pages.
Explore the literary, scientific, and cultural legacy of Mary Shelley’s novel. Learn about her world, the evolution of the monster as a cultural myth, and the novel’s relevance to current bioethical dilemmas.
Thanks for being a part of the Renzulli Learning family and we hope you find these resources helpful.
Your Renzulli Learning Team