Category: Teaching Tips

First-Rate Resources For Teaching Polar Science

For the last few years, there has been an increasing awareness about global warming. Movies like An Inconvenient Truth, The 11th Hour and Antarctica: The Global Warning have brought the public face to face with climate change and the polar regions of our planet. Only a privileged few have had the pleasure of visiting the […]

21 Places To Find Amazing Scientific Images

Amazing photographs can take your presentation from good to great. Don’t make your students sit through another PowerPoint with bad images. There are loads of free high quality images available online. Here are 22 places to get great images for use in your scientific presentations: 1) Visible Earth – A catalog of NASA images and […]

Keeping Science Curriculum Current

Many of the science courses that students are required to take culminate in a standardized exam. The content that is tested on the exam ultimately determines much of the information that is covered throughout the course. Unfortunately, most of these exams test rather arbitrary pieces of knowledge and leave little time for teaching lessons that […]

Teachers Guide To Keeping Parents Informed

As teachers, we have an endless number of tasks and duties that must be completed on a regular basis. We have lesson plans to create, papers to grade, meetings to attend, and discipline issues to deal with. Unfortunately, communication with the families of our students often gets pushed to the back burner because there just […]

Five Ways to Improve Any Science Lesson

We’ve all been there. You spend half of Saturday planning a lesson that is interactive and relevant to your curriculum, and you expect it to be a home run. Unfortunately, when you implement the lesson, it falls somewhere between a walk and a strike out. There are a wide variety of problems that may have […]