I love what I do. Not every minutes, and sometimes not even every day. But I love what I do. Here are some of my favorite reasons to fall in love with science teaching today: That moment when the kids say “Ooooh, I get it!” The kid who says “This is my favorite class!” EverybodyContinue reading “Fall In Love with Science Teaching Again”
Vaccines are in the news! Hooray for scientists! But how do vaccines work? How does your body fight disease? When germs such as bacteria or viruses infect your body, they attack and multiply which causes illness. Your immune system’s job is to fight the bacteria or virus. You have three different types of white bloodContinue reading “How Do Vaccines Work?”
A Problem Based Learning Activity is an open ended challenge that asks students to solve a problem or create a product incorporating skills or content they have mastered. Alternately, the PBL can be used to introduce skills or lead students to discover content on their own. Problem based learning is student centered learning which increasesContinue reading “Problem Based Learning Ideas for Middle School Science”
The best part about TED talks is that they can inspire you to think outside the box. The worst thing about TED talks is that thinking outside the box isn’t something we’re often allowed to do.
A lot of what we teach in middle school relates to decomposition.
Delivering instruction is challenging in distance learning situations. Challenging, but not impossible. For the past 6 weeks, we’ve tried countless web based programs – Kahoot, Quizlet, Newsela, Flocabulary, Quia, Quizziz, Edpuzzle – I can’t even name them all. But Google still rules. Using a hyperdoc, I can direct my students to nuggets of information –Continue reading “Distance Learning with Hyperdocs”
Have you ever been to an escape room? Escape rooms are great addition in your classroom. What is an escape room? If you’ve never been to an escape room, they are an entertainment experience in which you and your team of people, somewhere between 2 and 6 is appropriate, solve puzzles in order to escapeContinue reading “Escape rooms in the Classroom”
My Top 10 list for making weather lessons more engaging.
Did you know that diet soda floats and regular soda sinks? Learn about density with this density column experiment.
Whatever you are, be a good one. — Abraham Lincoln It’s President’s Day. And a 3 day weekend! Most of you are probably relaxing or getting errands done for the week ahead. I spent the morning writing a seriously fantastic mass and volume unit for my resource room 8th graders. I’ll start the unit withContinue reading “Mass and Volume hands on activities”