Category: Professional Development

Upcoming Opportunities for Teachers

Earth Science Week 2009 Photography Contest Grab your digital camera and go shoot some pictures this weekend. The photography contest is titled “How Climate Shapes My World.”. Snap the winning picture and win $300. AGI is sponsoring a photography contest to celebrate Earth Science Week 2009. The photography theme for this year is: “How Climate […]

The Anatomy of a Do Now

Starting your lesson with a Do Now is good practice. It sets the tone for the class, gets students settled in (because they have to do it now), and ideally makes them think. A Do Now is a question or quote that either reviews or introduces a topic to students. But what constitutes a good […]

Web 2.0 Professional Development Notes & Slides

I want to thank everyone for participating in the Using Web 2.0 tools and Technology Media Tools to Enhance Instruction Professional Development. I learned a lot and enjoyed working with you all. Below you will find a .zip file with all of the PowerPoint slides, handouts and video tutorials inside. You will need to use […]

Upcoming Science Events – Week of 10/06/2008

Robotic Music with Heart If there was ever a type of musical expression that needed to be combined with robots, it’s beatboxing. At their October performance, you’ll see human beatbox Adam Matta laying down beats for the ‘bots of LEMUR, as well as Ethan Ham and his instrument that replicates vocal input with slide whistles. […]

ScienceBoom Egg in a Bottle Demonstration

This demonstration was filmed at Gateway Education Center during a professional development seminar. Watch on: YouTube | Revver | Vimeo | Download Materials Milk Bottle (or other bottle with an egg size opening) Hard Boiled Egg Matches Paper Instructions To get the egg into the bottle you: Hard boil several eggs for about 12 mins. […]

ScienceBoom Forums Now Offering Membership

The forums have officially launched and membership is now being offered. I’ve included the following tutorial to help you through the process. The forums are a valuable asset, you can get your questions answered or share the tricks of the trade with other teachers. You can find the ScienceBoom Forums by clicking on the Forums […]

Dynamic Earth: Wearther Systems PowerPoint Presentations

Thank you everyone who attended the Dynamic Earth Professional Development. Below you will find the PowerPoint presentations that I used. If you have any questions about the presentations, feel free to leave a comment. Day 1 – Weather Instruments

Teaching Technology Keynote Slides and Handout

Thank you everyone who attended the Environmental Symposium at Floydd Bennett Field. It was a pleasure presenting and I hope I get the chance to do it again. A really big thank you to Alix and John from the STEM grant for inviting me to speak. As promised here are my presentation slides and a […]