¡Recursos divertidos para Halloween y el Día de los Muertos!

¡Recursos divertidos para El Día de los Muertos y Halloween!

Haz clic en las imágenes de abajo y descarga actividades divertidas para estas festividades. Están listos para imprimir y compartir con tus alumnos, desde calaveras para colorear por el Día de los Muertos a plantillas para tallar calabazas.

Máscara de Día de Muertos
Anagramas de Halloween
Anagramas de Halloween (English)

Ciclo de vida de una calabaza
Plantilla para calabazas de esqueleto
Sopa de letras de esqueleto
Decoración de esqueleto
Plantilla espacial para calabazas

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¿Necesitas inspiración? Enciende la chispa de tus clases de ciencias con Twig

Twig Education es una productora de educación digital que crea recursos de ciencias a escala mundial para estudiantes de Preescolar a Secundaria. Ofrece miles de videos cortos de ciencias tanto en inglés como en español, combinados con cientos de planes de lecciones, materiales de aprendizaje, recursos visuales, simulaciones para investigar virtualmente y mucho más para ayudar a que las ciencias cobren vida. Nuestro contenido está hecho usando fuentes de alta calidad de la altura de la BBC y NASA.

Twig: Recursos de ciencias para Secundaria

Videos educativos y otros recursos para que maestros usen en el aula o en clases en línea y está creado para alumnos de 11 a 16 años. La plataforma Twig consiste en más de 1,800 videos cortos originales, miles de imágenes descargables, diagramas, y otros recursos. 


Tigtag: La ciencia cobra vida en Primaria 

Tigtag está compuesto de 800 videos y una gran cantidad de materiales de apoyo al docente, planes de lecciones y actividades para enseñar a alumnos de entre 7 y 11 años.


Tigtag CLIL: ¡Ciencias e inglés para Primaria!

Cuenta con los videos y recursos de Tigtag y ha sido creado para apoyarte en la enseñanza de ciencia mediante la inmersión lingüística.


Tigtag Jr: Videos, juegos y recursos para captar la imaginación

Tigtag Junior es una extensión de Tigtag para mostrar las maravillas de la ciencia a niños

de 4 a 7 años, a través de cientos de videos, juegos y recursos interactivos


Twig Science: Un programa de aprendizaje STEM basado en proyectos. 

Twig Science es una plataforma puntera que enseña STEM mediante proyectos que cautivan a los alumnos y les impulsan a investigar, colaborar, desarrollar un pensamiento crítico y analítico y a actuar como auténticos científicos e ingenieros para resolver los desafíos que se les plantean. También ofrece todo el material necesario de apoyo y extensión profesional para los docentes, un espacio para evaluaciones en línea, libros de lectura interactivos, videos de calidad cinematográfica y actividades tanto multimedia como prácticas.

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Night shot of illuminated pumpkins in front of a house

Fun Free Resources for Halloween and Day of the Dead!

Click on the images below to download fun holiday activities and resources you can print out and share with your students, from Day of the Dead masks to stencils for pumpkin carving.

Day of the Dead Mask (English)
Máscara de Día de Muertos (Spanish)
Halloween Anagrams
Pumpkin Life Cycle Display
Pumpkin Carving Stencil—Skeleton
Skeleton Word Search
Skeleton Decoration
Pumpkin Carving Stencil—Space

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5 Collaborative Strategies for STEM Learning

The skills we want to help young students develop don’t just include those directly connected to the subjects being taught. Modern science standards give guidance on how students should investigate matter, forces, and living things, of course, but they also emphasize skills like working in teams, collaboration, and engaging in argument from evidence. But what makes these such a crucial part of well-rounded science classes?

Science lessons—even virtual ones—provide great opportunities to give students investigative problems they must work together to solve. The engineering design process is a perfect opportunity to encourage students to team up, develop and test ideas, appreciate each other’s creativity, and talk about their successes and failures.

As students work in teams, they’re learning to communicate, to respect the ideas of others, and to understand why everybody’s role is important. These are essential aspects not only of classroom collaboration, but also of being part of society. Good teamwork improves students’ social skills. It makes them more self-confident. It even reduces bullying. And it helps children to go on to become successful adults.

That’s why we made teamwork, communication, and collaboration fundamental components of the Twig Science program. It’s there in all of our story-driven investigation modules, and we also created special 3-D Team Challenge mini-modules totally focused on teambuilding and how scientists and engineers work in teams. In doing so, we came up with some useful ideas for increasing the collaborative value of lessons that we thought we’d share with you—you’ll find all of these in the Twig Science Team Challenges and investigations, but they can be adapted for any lesson.

Here are our favorite five ideas:

1. Student-agreed “Science Expectations”—Children hate being told what to do when they don’t understand why they’ve got to do it.

It’s a good idea to get students to discuss the factors that create a productive learning environment. Guide them to come up with their own ideas for how investigations should be carried out in an environment that encourages collaboration and respect. Children hate being told what to do when they don’t understand why they’ve got to do it—but if they are included in creating the rules, they respect and learn from them. Twig Science mini-modules include sections where students brainstorm “Science Expectations.” They think about what good teamwork involves and how it could work better, and they produce a Science Expectations poster to display in the classroom throughout the year. Examples of Science Expectations could include “We respect each other,” “We let everyone share their ideas,” “We encourage each other,” or “Everyone helps to clean up.”

2. Team-building exercises—Prepare students for just about every situation they’ll ever encounter in their professional and personal lives!

Before getting students to embark on in-depth, full-length engineering investigations, it can be helpful to have them take part in shorter, low-stakes team-building exercises. In Twig Science mini-modules, we suggest various icebreaker activities, storytelling games, and classroom discussions. These get students engaging in civil discourse, deliberating, debating, building consensus, compromising, communicating effectively, and giving presentations. These are incredibly valuable skills that not only prepare students for the long-form storyline investigations that make up the main Twig Science modules—they prepare them for just about every situation they’ll ever encounter in their professional and personal lives!

3. Reflection points – Students review and discuss their work as a form of self-assessment.

Involving students every step of the way in thinking about what they’re doing, why they’re doing it, and how they could do it better helps to embed the skills that they are developing. We made sure to put frequent reflection points in Twig Science to give students a chance to discuss how teams are working together and whether everyone is getting their chance to take part. The important thing about reflection is that it’s a form of self-assessment. You’re not grading the students, and there are no correct or incorrect responses. The purpose of the discussion is for students to think about the investigation processes and to share and reflect on different ideas. What have they enjoyed? What was easy and what was challenging? How do their experiences in their teams connect to experiences outside the classroom?

4. Real-world connections –  Get students acting out behaviors that they’ll be able to use again and again throughout their lives.

A big part of Twig Science’s collaborative investigations is how they connect to the way real-life scientists and engineers work in teams. Giving students this real-world connection adds meaning and purpose to what they’re doing. As they take on the roles of scientists and engineers, they’re acting out behaviors that they’ll be able to use again and again throughout their lives. They’ll understand that scientists, too, have team roles. They listen to each other. They’re respectful when they disagree. They build on each other’s ideas. Students will associate these attitudes with success as they act them out and become used to recognizing them in the world around them.

5. Language routines – Communication is a fundamental component of teamwork.

How students use language is an important indicator of their levels of understanding and respect. Communication is a fundamental component of teamwork, which involves a careful balance of being able to express ideas and opinions and also listen to those of others. It’s directly connected to our social and emotional development because language is our primary method of expressing what we feel about ourselves and each other and describing what we agree and disagree about. Twig Science includes a number of repeated language routines (e.g. Turn and Talk, Collect and Display) that structure the way students use language in investigations. They’re encouraged to use the words they feel comfortable using—without the need for formal “perfection”—while given the support to connect these to scientific vocabulary when they’re ready. The language routines support English Learners—and other students who lack confidence—to take part fully in discussions. Communicating in an inclusive, encouraging, understanding environment leads to confidence, and confident communication increases students’ ability to work well as team members in the classroom and as successful and respectful citizens.

To find out how you can implement Twig Science in your school or district, get in touch today.

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Ciencia de actualidad: Octubre 2021

¡Feliz octubre! Además de la Semana Mundial del Espacio, este mes también cuenta con otras fechas destacadas que celebran fenómenos científicos, entre ellos la fecha en la que finalmente la comunidad científica reconoce la autenticidad de las cuevas prehistóricas de Altamira. Nosotros nos hemos ocupado de seleccionarlos una vez más para que puedas compartir nuestros videos gratuitos con tu clase. Vamos a echar un vistazo.

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Lunes 4 de octubre

Día Mundial del Hábitat

El Día Mundial del Hábitat busca la concienciación en la importancia de proteger los diferentes hábitats del mundo. Enseña a tus alumnos sobre los diferentes hábitats. Aprende más.

Martes, 5 de octubre

Día Mundial del Docente

En este día, dedicado a todos los docentes geniales del mundo, nos gustaría recordaros la importancia del autocuidado en una profesión tan exigente. Descubre nuestra lista de consejos en este blog.

Viernes, 8 de octubre

Día Mundial del Pulpo

Celebra con nosotros uno de los animales más extraños del planeta aprendiendo sobre los invertebrados. Aprende más.

Sábado, 9 de octubre

Día del reconocimiento de la autenticidad de Altamira

En este día en 1902, la comunidad científica reconoce la autenticidad del arte paleolítico de las cuevas de Altamira. Conoce la historia completa en nuestro instagram.

(Disponible el 9 de octubre como conmemoración).

Sábado, 9 de octubre

Día Mundial de las Aves Migratorias

Este día busca la atención a la importancia de proteger las aves migratorias. Descubre más sobre estas aves fascinantes.

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