Archive for January, 2008

NSTA Spring Conference Boston March 27-30

From NSTA: Refine your Skills to Advance Your Career at NSTA’s National Conference on Science Education in Boston, “Science: Bridge to the Future.” Register by February 8, 2008 at the most affordable rates! Improve your assessment skills at sessions such as Organizing, Analyzing, Interpreting and Reporting Science Assessment Data: What Every Science Teacher Should Know. […]

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 […]

ScienceBoom Episode #1 – Density Demonstration

Density is a measure of the amount of mass in a given volume. In this demonstration we visit the lab and look at the density of Pepsi versus Diet Pepsi. This is a very simple demonstration, but students love it. Watch on: YouTube | Revver | Vimeo | Blip | Download Host: Michael Doig Duration: […]

5 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do

Gever Tulley, founder of the Tinkering School, talks about our new wave of overprotected kids — and spells out 5 (and really, he’s got 6) dangerous things you should let your kids do. Allowing kids the freedom to explore, he says, will make them stronger and smarter and actually safer.

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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 […]

8 Last Minute Lesson Plan Ideas

Here are 8 great ideas to help you get a last minute lesson planned: 1) Think about the materials you have. When putting a lesson plan together at the last minute, there is no time for buying popsicle sticks or finding 30 plastic bottles for an activity that you found through a Google search. Stop […]