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Towers of Power

One of the hardest things to figure out from social media is whether or not something is real. And even more important, if what you find is accurate. 439 more words

Design Thinking

Science Sacks

I read an article in NSTA magazine a few years ago about something called Science Sacks (implemented by Sunset Elementary School in San Francisco). I immediately fell in love with the concept, and even wrote a grant proposal to get it going at one of the elementary schools I worked with. 110 more words


Science Museum Versus Science Fair

There’s a lot of debate about having science fairs in schools. Although the theory¬†of them is a great idea – getting students to use the scientific method to answer a question – the dilemma is how to implement it in the classroom. 212 more words


Biome Posters

Check out my lesson for making biome posters in second or third grade! View here, or use the drop-down menu at the top of the page.


Fishing bears and orcas in your classroom!

Imagine having a panoramic window in your classroom through which you and your students could see orcas frolicking in a bay or bears catching salmon leaping up a waterfall! 441 more words

Academic Rigour

Ecosystems Lessons

I have updated my middle school science lessons with some fun ecosystem lessons. Check them out using this link. (Or choose from the drop-down menu at the top of the page.)



Learning by doing... 3rd grade visits the Woonasquatucket River

By Laura Hunt and Beth Runci, third grade teachers (originally shared on their kidblog.org page)

We had a wonderful day of learning with Save the Bay teachers! 402 more words

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