The Science of my Vacation

Monday morning, my students will have to sit and listen to me go on for 5-10 minutes about the scientific things I saw in Maui.  I included 8 photos in a PowerPoint.  I’m going to see if they can figure out WHY I felt it was important enough to take and show them each photo.

I really wish I had thought ahead of time to invite students to bring in a photo that represents “The Science of my Vacation”.  Maybe some of you can try that with your classes in the future!  :)  Kids love to share what they did and this can be a fun way to allow the students who completed the assignment to do a “show and tell”.

Wind Turbines on a Hill
Force and Motion Galore
Weathering by Waves
Real-Life Erosion Prevention
Leafy Shrubs on the Coastline
Carving Rock from Waves



  1. This is such a cool idea and great way to show students how there is science all around us. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love the idea of having kids bring in their “science of their vacation!” I think I’m going to have to use this in my class. :)

    ~Mrs. K. from The Teacher Garden Blog

  3. Thank you for sharing!!

  4. I love this idea. We just started spring break so the kids are supposed to bring back pictures or postcards and tell how they fit into our science core. I am excited to see who follows through.

  5. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your site! I did this activity with my students today, first day back after winter break, and they were very excited about making connections with science. Thanks for the great ideas!

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