Dinosaurs

Information:
Wikibooks
Illinois Edu
Discovery Education
National Geographic
Discovery Kids
Kids-Dinosaur
What is Paleontology?
Mystery Science
Kids Dinosaurs

Activities
Homemade Dinosaur Bones
DIY Dinosaur Fossil
Dinosaurs Paper Plates
5 LEGO Dinosaurs to Build
Fizzing Hatching Dinosaur Eggs, Handprint Craft, Salt Dough Bones, How Big were the Dinosaur at Frugal Fun for Boys
Online Games Dinosaur Train
Coloring Pages
Activities at Alphabet Soup
Dinosaur Bones with Craft Stick at Our Crafts n Things
Dinosaur Toothpaste
Education.com
Dinosaur Cretacous

Blog:
Counting Coconuts
Dinosaur Unit for Elementary Kids
Dinosaur Unit Study
Art for Kids Hub

Elementary:
Montessori Muddle
Fossil Facts & Finds
Wikisori Cultural
Miss Barbara Great Lessons
Montessori Mom

Awan

Apa itu awan?

A cloud is a large collection of very tiny droplets of water or ice crystals. The droplets are so small and light that they can float in the air.

Awan adalah sekumpulan besar titisan-titisan kecil air atau kristal air. Titisan ini sangat kecil dan ringan membuatkannya terapung-apung di udara.

فَٱلْحَٰمِلَٰتِ وِقْرًا

“Dan awan yang membawa dan mengangkut muatannya (ke tempat yang dikehendaki),”

(Surah adh-Dhariyat 51:2)

Bagaimana awan terbentuk?

All air contains water, but near the ground it is usually in the form of an invisible gas called water vapor. When warm air rises, it expands and cools. Cool air can’t hold as much water vapor as warm air, so some of the vapor condenses onto tiny pieces of dust that are floating in the air and forms a tiny droplet around each dust particle. When billions of these droplets come together they become a visible cloud.

Semua udara mengandungi air, tetapi berdekatan dengan permukaan bumi air ini biasanya dalam bentuk gas yang dipanggil wap air. Bila udara panas naik ke atas, ia akan mengembang dan menyejuk. Udara sejuk tidak dapat menampung wap air dengan banyak seperti udara panas, jadi sebahagian wap air ini melekat pada partikel-partikel kecil seperti habuk yang berada di udara dan mengeluwap menjadi titisan air kecil ke atas setiap partikel habuk. Bila berbilion-bilion titisan air ini berkumpul, terjadilah awan yang seperti kita lihat.

Buat eksperimen Awan di dalam Botol!
Clouds Viewer
Clouds Experiment
Fog in a Jar
Clouds Observer
Watch Weather Climate Water Cycle at Mstery Science
Weather 
Puffy Paint Cloud
Cotton Balls Clouds
Pillow Clouds
Clouds by Montessori Mom
3 Lessons on Rain 
What’s Weather at The First Grade Parade
Types of Clouds Worksheet at Itsy Bitsy Fun
Learning to classify clouds by their shapes and height in the sky is a great weather science activity for kids! This post has resources for helping kids learn about clouds. || Gift of Curiosity
Cloud Classification 
Nasa 
Cloud Chart 
Weather Science Project 

Ref:
Adab-Adab Ketika Hujan 
Mendung 
Kumpulan Hadits Rasulullah Tentang Hujan 
Cloud Observation MET 
Scattered Winds: Tafsir Surah Dhariyat w/ Sh Omar Suleiman
Cloud in Quran 
Weather Wiz Kids 
Quran on Clouds 
Sunnah 

Kalendar & Cuaca

Hari Pertama: Kalendar

Kalendar lama. Tahun adalah masa. Semua orang lahir pada tahun tertentu. Dalam tahun tersebut, kita lahir dalam bulan tertentu. Dalam bulan tertentu kita pada hari tertentu.

Mari kita lihat ada berapa bulan dan hari dalam setahun yang ada. Kalendar ini adalah selama setahun. Berapa bulan yang ada (kira kalendar)? 12 bulan dalam setahun. Setahun adalah salah satu kiraan masa. Satu tahun sangat lama! Setiap petak ini adalah hari. Bila penghujung tahun, kita akan mula pada tahun baru dan bertambah nombor pada kiraan tahun. Sekarang kita di tahun 2016.

Kad-kad ini adalah kad bulan-bulan dalam setahun. Mari kita susun ikut urutan dan belajar nama bulan-bulan ini.

Read More …

Solar System

Sebelum mula minggu (atau bulan Space), kami ke perpustakaan untuk hantar buku-buku sebelum ini (Ocean Theme) dan pinjam buku-buku berkaitan space. Tak jumpa buku cerita berkaitan space. Hanya jumpa buku reference sahaja.

Mula-mula Hana warnakan planet-planet yang ada di Sistem Solar ikut buku DK Eye Know: Space. Lepas warna, Hana susun 3-part cards yang di download dari The Helpful Garden.

Around the room, we hang Space Word Wall from PreKinders.

Jumpa lagu planets yang Hana suka. Hari-hari nyanyi dan abang terjebak sekali!

Hujung minggu ke Planetarium.

Worksheets yang kami guna:
Space Printables Pack by Gift of Curiousity
Planets I-Spy Printables by And Next Comes L
Outer Space Word Search for Haris at The Letters of Literacy
Space Pack by 3 Dinosaurs
Space Unit by A Teaching Mommy

Inspired by this birthday celebation at a Montessori School, I did a prompt Earth circling the Sun by Birthdays. I asked Haris how old is he, dan tanya sudah berapa kali Bumi mengelilingi Matahari. “7 kali!!” Tanya Haris, Hana pula Bumi kali dah keliling Matahari? “3 kali!” “Aqeel?” “1.” Dia pula tanya Mama dia berapa? Tanya dia balik berapa kali? Dengan muka terkejut dan amused, “31 kali!” Hah.

Movement:
Space Yoga at Sugar, Spice & Glitter

Books:
13 Planets at Opentrolley or Kinokuniya 

 

Exploring Our Oceans Free Course

Available at FutureLearn.

Baru sebulan Ocean Theme lepas tapi interest diri sendiri masih tinggi so this is just right. ^^

University of Southampton’s Ocean Blog 

National History Museum 

Challenger’s Website 

The Challenger Expedition & The Beginnings of Oceanography 

Google Ocean

http://www.gebco.net/data_and_products/gebco_world_map/images/gda_world_map_large

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17013285

Week 2:

Gyres are large-scale, closed ocean flow patterns that result from wind forcing, buoyancy forcing, and the Coriolis acceleration. Since the Coriolis acceleration changes with latitude, gyre circulations are not symmetric and the flow on the western boundaries is stronger. Subtropical gyres are found in all the world’s oceans at mid-latitudes and they have a clock-wise circulation in the northern hemisphere and counter clock-wise circulation in the southern hemisphere. Subpolar gyres have the opposite circulation and are found poleward of subtropical gyres. Recirculation gyres are flows associated with major ocean currents and consists of water that recirculates in a closed pattern around most of the ocean basin. Large-scale recirculation gyres are associated with fast western boundary currents (worthington fig ). mesoscale recirculations are associated with meandering currents ( maybe sat image).

Tide: Ada dua gravitational pull. Moon and Sun, when in line, jadi maximum high tide and min low tide.

Rarely happened in CHina

Salt

The reason river water is fresh is also due to evaporation. When water evaporates from the ocean surface, the salts don’t evaporate with it. It’s this freshwater that eventually ends up in rivers. That’s why we end up with a totally different balance of salts in rivers and oceans.

The Strange Beauty of Salt Mines 
Experiments can be done at home
Underwater Icicle of Death 
Ocean Density 

Space Resources

Videos:

Blogs:
Posts at EveryStarIsDifferent
Posts at Counting Coconuts 
Solar System Project at My Montessori Journey
Solar System Lapbook at Imaan Homeschool
Universe Jar at The Work Plan (oil, water, glitter)
Solar System Posts at The Moveable Alphabet
Astronomy Posts at Living Montessori Now
Astronomy Post & Astronaut Unit at Living Montessori Now
Space Theme at PreKinders
In the Sky Unit at Little Giraffes
Preschool Space Unit at Bambini Travel
Posts and Resources at Gift of Curiousity
Solar System and Astronomy for Kids at The Natural Homeschool
List of free printables at 3 Boys and a Dog
Solat System at Imaan Homeschool
There’s No Place Like Space at Homeschool Share
Guide for Space Study at Pinay Homeschooler

Printables:
Printables at Montessori Mom
Earth Science at The Homeschool Den
Various Worksheets

Tree

Informations & Facts:

Studying Trees
Trees for Toddler

Activities:

Name that Tree! Using Leaves & Seeds for Tree Identification
Tree Journal Page
45 Tree Activities for Young Kids
Make a Neigbourhood Tree Guide
Exploring Trees
Montessori Inspired Tree Exploration 
How old is a Tree?
For the Love of Trees

Arts &Crafts:

Q-Tip Tree 
Tree Craft

Other ideas:

Count your blessings tree, keeping track of daily salah tree.

 

Lebah / Bee / Surah an-Nahl

وَأَوْحَىٰ رَبُّكَ إِلَى ٱلنَّحْلِ أَنِ ٱتَّخِذِى مِنَ ٱلْجِبَالِ بُيُوتًا وَمِنَ ٱلشَّجَرِ وَمِمَّا يَعْرِشُونَ

And your Lord inspired to the bee, “Take for yourself among the mountains, houses, and among the trees and [in] that which they construct.
Dan Tuhanmu memberi ilham kepada lebah: “Hendaklah engkau membuat sarangmu di gunung-ganang dan di pokok-pokok kayu, dan juga di bangunan-bangunan yang didirikan oleh manusia.
(Surah an-Nahl 16:68)

ثُمَّ كُلِى مِن كُلِّ ٱلثَّمَرَٰتِ فَٱسْلُكِى سُبُلَ رَبِّكِ ذُلُلًا ۚ يَخْرُجُ مِنۢ بُطُونِهَا شَرَابٌ مُّخْتَلِفٌ أَلْوَٰنُهُۥ فِيهِ شِفَآءٌ لِّلنَّاسِ ۗ إِنَّ فِى ذَٰلِكَ لَءَايَةً لِّقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ

Then eat from all the fruits and follow the ways of your Lord laid down [for you].” There emerges from their bellies a drink, varying in colors, in which there is healing for people. Indeed in that is a sign for a people who give thought.
Kemudian makanlah dari segala jenis bunga-bungaan dan buah-buahan (yang engkau sukai), serta turutlah jalan-jalan peraturan Tuhanmu yang diilhamkan dan dimudahkannya kepadamu”. (Dengan itu) akan keluarlah dari dalam badannya minuman (madu) yang berlainan warnanya, yang mengandungi penawar bagi manusia (dari berbagai-bagai penyakit). Sesungguhnya pada yang demikian itu, ada tanda (yang membuktikan kemurahan Allah) bagi orang-orang yang mahu berfikir.
(Surah an-Nahl 16:69)

Sumber: justmontessori.com

Lebah adalah antara jenis lain serangga. Ada lebih kurang 20,000 spesies lebah. Antara yang kita sudah biasa termasuklah  honey bees, bumble bees, and sweat bees. Lebah boleh dijumpai di semua benua kecuali Antartica. Lebah ada dua antenna dan 2 pasang sayap. Lebah hidup dalam koloni dan setiap koloni ada 40,000 lebah!

Lebah Madu adalah serangga yang sosial dan bekerjasama. Lebah-lebah ini dibahagikan kepada 3 jenis. Lebah Pekerja (Worker bees) adalah lebah yang biasa kita tengok terbang di luar. Mereka adalah lebah betina. Kerja-kerja seekor lebah pekerja termasuklah membina honeycombs, mengumpul pollen and nectar to feed the colony, membersihkan hive, dan membantu circulate udara dalam hive dengan beating their wings.

The comb is made up of hexagonal shaped cells and are used to store nectar, pollen, and water. There is usually one queen in a hive and her job is to lay eggs. Insects go through metamorphosis. Bees go through four stages of development; egg, larvae, pupa, and adult bee. The male bees are called drones. The female bees store venom in a sac attached to their stingers.

The honey bees sense of smell helps them to find the flowers they need to collect nectar. As bees feed on the nectar inside of flowers, they get covered in pollen from the flower’s stamens. Some of this pollen will rub off on the pistil of the next flower it visits. This is how insects help flowers to pollinate. Bees store the collected nectar they get from the flowers in their special honey stomachs. When their stomachs are full of nectar they go back to the hive and regurgitate, or spit back out, the nectar into honey cells. Then they fan their wings to remove moisture. The nectar then changes and becomes honey. So bees are important, in what ways?

Bees Unit Study
Hands on learning about bees
Honey Bee Smelling Activity
The Social Lives of Bees
Bees at Climate Kids Nasa
Types of bees:

I knew that there were different types of bees, such as bumble bees, honeybees, carpenter bees, and parasitic bees, but apparently they also have nationalities!

Well, at least according to Lady Winifred Fortescue who wrote in  her 1935 book,Perfume from Provence that her friend Monsieur Pierre claimed that,

“           …a friend of his imported queen bees from Germany, Egypt, England and America, The German bees, he told me, always works overtime, and fill the cells of the comb so full of honey that it reaches and permeates the outer wax, thus spoiling the look of the sections, so that they cannot be exhibited. The Egyptian bees work well, but are fierce and uncertain of temper – mefiez-vous! The English bees work well, but only for a certain number of hours; and the American bees are brilliant but erratic, sometimes working feverishly and sometimes taking a day off.

Extraordinary, I thought, that bees should have absorbed the characteristics of their countries”(p 36)

Arts &Crafts:

Bee Craft
Beehive’s Polygon Construction
Honey butter recipe from Preschool Alphabet
image