Science

 

Totality Awesome Solar Eclipse: Are you ready?

Are you ready for the upcoming solar eclipse? If not, take a few minutes now to learn about this “totality” awesome event  

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Going Marbles for STEM Hands-on Learning

Guest blog post by Francie Kugelman

Do you remember the thrill of dropping a marble into a maze and watching it roll, spin,  

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Investigating Condensation and the Water Cycle

Step-by-step Lesson and Free Printables 

Most kids are familiar with the terms precipitation, condensation, and evaporation, but very few of them really understand  

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Halloween Word Play – Seek & Spell Fun!

How much time do you spend each week on spelling instruction? If you’re an upper elementary teacher, the answer is probably “not  

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Five Ways to Fit Science In

Guest post by Tammy
from The Owl Teacher Blog

Every year when I sit down to plan out my class schedule around all my specials, it seems I just don’t have a lot of time left  

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Investigating How to Make Icy Roads Safer

If you’ve ever driven on icy roads, you’ll know just how treacherous they can be. How do road crews make the roads  

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STEM Engineering: Will building a tower with newspaper REALLY benefit my students?


Guest post by Sarah Wiggins

You’ve probably noticed pictures of STEM engineering challenges floating around the teacher blog world recently, especially if you happen to be on Pinterest. There are so many pictures of plastic  

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Family Science Night: Hands-on, Minds-on Fun!


Guest post by Carol Wooten

As one walks the hallway on the evening of Family Science Night, the echoes of excited young scientists fill the school building. From extracting  

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Creating the Tallest Cup Tower: A STEM Challenge

Guest post by Tracey Graham of Growing a STEM Classroom

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is one of the current “buzz words” in  

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Investigating Gummy Bears

Guest blog post by Amy Alvis

I was looking on Pinterest for a lab to use with my students to teach them the scientific method. The students will have science fair project to do at the end of the year, and I wanted  

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Exploring the Scientific Method with Toy Cars

Guest blog post by Ari Huddleston

Looking for some major student engagement? Teaching students about forces is a lot of fun because you can use toys! You can use playground equipment, pull-back cars, toy cars, marbles, balloon rockets, yo-yos, and spinning tops.
During our  

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Gearing Up for Next Generation Science

Guest blog post by Wendy Goldfein and Cheryl Nelson

As part of the Next Generation Science Standards, elementary teachers will teach engineering.

Really??? I’m not an engineer!

The problem solving skills,  

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