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What Can They Really Understand?

I’ve always wondered about doing science “experiments,” like the good old homemade volcano, with young children, Pre-K’s and kindergartners. After a week or two (let alone a few months) how much will they remember? 306 more words

Professional Development

Books

National Science Teachers Association provides a great deal of books, journals, and other resources for science teachers. These may be used to enhance knowledge or provide ideas for enriching activities or lessons to implement into classes. 464 more words

Classroom Management

March Update

March saw us very busy on the weekends – so much so that we only decluttered 16 items this month.

Long weekend #1
On a positive – we took a 4 day trip to the opposite coast to visit our kiddo.   223 more words

Decluttering

Do It Yourselves NGSS Planning Guide: Resources for Building an NGSS Aligned Curriculum

In an earlier post, I reviewed an excellent free resource from the National Research Council that addressed the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards and surveyed some of the stumbling blocks to a seamless and effective transition from earlier standards and curricula to the new curricula, largely teacher developed, that the NGSS requires. 1,439 more words

Crime Scene Soil Investigation

This article “Crime Scene Soil Investigation,” in the NSTA journal Science and Children by Cynthia Deaton and Sarah Simms, is about having students learn through mobile learning. 293 more words

Earth Science

Will You March for Science?

On Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2017, scientists across the United States will do something they don’t generally like to do. They will leave their labs, their field study sites, their university classrooms and travel to Washington D. 1,092 more words

The ReWilding Project for NSTA

The video overview (2m40s), thanks Marshall! and here’s the PowerPoint Presentation

Here is the rationale for the whole project in the blog post “ 389 more words

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