Engaging middle and high school students in science lessons is crucial for their active participation and deep understanding of scientific concepts. As an educator, it’s important to create a learning environment that sparks curiosity and fosters a love for science. In this blog post, we will explore effective strategies and provide practical examples to help […]
How to Teach Middle/High School Science Effectively: Engage, Explore, Excel!
Teaching science to middle and high school students is an exciting and rewarding endeavor. To ensure effective instruction, educators must employ strategies that engage students, promote exploration, and facilitate excellence in scientific understanding. In this comprehensive blog post, we will explore proven methods and provide practical examples to help you teach middle and high school […]
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Case Study: The Plight of the Sumatran Rhino
The Sumatran Rhino, also known as the Hairy Rhino, is one of the world’s most endangered species. There are believed to be fewer than 80 of these animals left in the wild, making it one of the rarest large mammals on the planet. They are found in only a few isolated pockets of forest in […]
Case Study: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) is a massive area of marine debris located in the North Pacific Ocean. The GPGP is estimated to be around 1.6 million square kilometers (about three times the size of France) and is made up of an estimated 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic waste, which is constantly being added […]
Case Study: The Effects of Plastic Pollution on Marine Ecosystems
Introduction: Marine ecosystems are home to a diverse range of organisms, from tiny plankton to enormous whales. Unfortunately, these ecosystems are under threat from a range of human activities, including pollution. One of the most significant forms of pollution affecting marine ecosystems today is plastic pollution. This case study will explore the direct impacts of […]
Case Study – Green Sea Turtles and Climate Change
The green sea turtle, known scientifically as Chelonia mydas, is a large marine reptile found in tropical and subtropical waters around the world. These turtles play a vital role in marine ecosystems by maintaining the health of seagrass beds and coral reefs. However, the impacts of climate change are posing a significant threat to the […]
Case Study – African Elephants and Climate Change
African elephants are the largest terrestrial animals on Earth, and they play a critical role in maintaining the balance of savannah ecosystems. However, their survival is increasingly threatened by climate change, which is causing significant changes in their natural habitats. One of the most significant impacts of climate change on African elephants is the loss […]
Case Study: The Arctic Fox and Climate Change
Climate change is having a significant impact on the planet’s biodiversity, and many animal species are struggling to adapt to the rapidly changing environment. One such species is the Arctic fox, which is facing numerous challenges due to the effects of climate change on its habitat. The Arctic fox is a small, adaptable animal that […]
Case Study: Polar Bears and Climate Change
The polar bear is an iconic symbol of the Arctic and is the largest land carnivore in the world. They are perfectly adapted to life in the Arctic and rely on sea ice for hunting, mating, and traveling. Climate change has had a significant impact on their habitat, and polar bears are now facing a […]
Case Study – The Adélie Penguin and Climate Change
The Adélie penguin is a species of penguin found along the coast of Antarctica and the surrounding islands. They are well adapted to the extreme cold and harsh weather conditions of the Antarctic region, but climate change is putting this species at risk. Adélie penguins are important for several reasons: One of the most significant […]
Case Study – Koalas and Climate Change
Koalas are an iconic symbol of Australia, but climate change is threatening their survival. These marsupials rely heavily on eucalyptus trees for food and shelter, but rising temperatures, prolonged droughts, and increased intensity of bushfires are severely impacting their habitat. Climate Change Impacts on Koalas: Habitat Loss: Koalas are dependent on eucalyptus trees for survival, […]
Teaching Climate Change to Students in Grades 6-9: Tips and Strategies
Climate change is a pressing issue that affects all of us. As educators, it’s our responsibility to teach students about this topic and help them understand the impact it has on our planet. In this blog post, we’ll explore ways to teach climate change to students in grades 6-9, including why they should learn about […]
How to Teach Space and the Exploration of the Universe to Grades 6-9
Are you a teacher looking for ways to make space exciting and engaging for your middle school or lower high school students? In this blog post, we’ll take a comprehensive look at how to teach a space unit to students in grades 6-9. Why Students Should Learn About Space Before diving into the lessons, let’s […]
How to Teach Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration to Students in Grades 7-9
As a middle school science teacher, you know how important it is to teach your students about photosynthesis and cellular respiration. These two processes are crucial for life on Earth, and they can be fascinating topics to explore with your students. In this blog post, we’ll provide a basic overview of what photosynthesis and cellular […]
How to Teach Ecosystems to Grades 6-9
Ecosystems are a fascinating and complex topic that can be challenging to teach to students. However, by using creative and engaging strategies, you can help your students develop a deeper understanding of this important concept. In this blog post, we will explore some hands-on and project-based ideas for teaching ecosystems to students in grades 6-9. […]
How to Teach Science to Any Grade
There is no one “best” way to teach science, as every student has different learning styles and preferences. However, there are several effective teaching strategies that can be used to make science engaging and accessible for students of all ages. Overall, the key to effective science teaching is to use a variety of teaching strategies […]
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How To Flip A Middle or High School Science Class
What does it mean to flip your class? In a nutshell, a flipped classroom is one that makes the lecturing homework and the homework, class work. It works with high and low achieving students. Students who are intrinsically motivated and those who aren’t. What are the benefits of the flipped classroom? It’s fantastic because it […]
Flipping Your Science Classroom To Increase Student Success
Flipping your science classroom is much easier than you think. I started flipping my classroom last year and had tremendous success. The students were more engaged in class as we didn’t need to spend all our time going through the notes. Instead, the students watched the videos at home and spent class time either practicing […]
Using Active Learning in Today’s Middle School Science Classrooms
Learning in the classroom is constantly changing as new technologies are released, new teachers graduate university, and new learning styles arise. Active learning is a hot topic in today’s middle schools but many teachers have a hard time getting onboard. When people hear, or read, the word “classroom”, different images pop into their minds, but […]
8 Ways You Can Make Extra Money Online As A Teacher
As educators, we have an important job: teaching the world’s youth. While the teaching profession consistently ranks as one of the top five “noble” job fields, it is also hard for many teachers to make a living without working a part-time job on the side. What are the ways you can make money online as a […]
5E Lesson Plans – How And Why To Use Them In Your Classroom
If you are interested in 5E lesson plans, you’re in the right spot. I have been using them in my class for a few years now and they are a terrific way to manage, organize, and carry out your curriculum no matter what you are teaching. Personally, I use them to help differentiate my teaching […]
Essential Classroom Apps: A Guide For Middle and High School Science Teachers
One app to rule them all? Not a chance. There are so many apps out there but none really fall into the “one size fits all” ideal. Since there is no “silver bullet”, I reached out to hundreds of teachers just like you in order to find out which apps they rely on day-after-day. From […]
A Soundproofing STEM Activity – The Silencer
Your students’ mission requires them to design and build a soundproofing container that will reduce noise as much as possible. In my opinion, learning about soundproofing is very important. I think students need to understanding that exposure to high levels of sound can lead to issues such as Tinnitus and hearing loss. In this soundproofing […]
How to Create a Seating Plan in Middle and High School Science Classrooms
When I first started teaching I was all about the seating charts. As I’ve progressed through my career I’ve refined how and when I use them. How do you create a seating plan in middle and high school science classrooms? How should you create a seating plan in middle and school classrooms? Should you draw […]
How to Set Up a Google Classroom Quickly and Easily Without Any Tech Knowledge
Are you wondering how to set up a Google Classroom? You should, once you get over the small learning curve, it’s great. Super easy for you, no problem for your students, and certainly the way education is moving. I created a short walkthrough video below that outlines the process. How To Set Up a Google […]
Teaching Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration Using The 5E Model
Photosynthesis and cellular respiration are two of the most important processes on earth. Without them, life couldn’t exist. However, they’re topics that can be difficult to teach without going into too much or too little depth. Finding that sweet spot can be tricky. To help in my own classroom, I made this 5E lesson to […]
How To Avoid Getting Sick As A Teacher
How do you avoid getting sick as a teacher when sick is all around you? It’s hard to stay healthy as a teacher. We’re constantly around kids who are sick. Kids who borrow our pencil or breathe on us when we come over to help them. We’re in an enclosed space for hours at a […]
Cool Activities to Teach Friction to High School Students
Make friction fun using these simple activities you can do in your class with no prep and very few supplies. Activity #1: Interleaving a pair of phone books. I’m sure you’ve seen this demonstration where someone puts one page of one phone book down then the first page of the second on top of it. […]
The Immune System – A Science Teachers’ Guide
What is the immune system? The immune system is a collection of organs, tissues, and cells within an organism’s body that protects it from bacteria, viruses, parasites, and other things that would otherwise get you sick. What are the different parts of the immune system? The immune system has a special transport network called the […]
10 Teacher’s Tips for Making Teenage Students Excited In the Classroom
It is infamously difficult to get and keep the attention of teenage students. If you’re struggling to get your students excited, check out these 10 tips. There’s a valid reason for the famous, “Bueller, Bueller, …Bueller,” quote is used as often as it is. The reason: teenagers are not easy to entertain, let alone engage. […]
Solar and Lunar Eclipses
Eclipses occur when one celestial body is shadowed by another. On Earth, we observe two types of eclipses: solar and lunar. Solar eclipses occur when the moon passes precisely between the Sun and the Earth and all three bodies are aligned. The moon casts its shadow on the Earth and blocks the Sun from our […]
How to master the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and impress your admin
If you’re reading this, odds are good that the idea of implementing the NGSS in your classroom is enough to keep you up at night. For many teachers, the task of updating their curriculum to reflect the new standards can appear extremely daunting. If you are one of these teachers, I say to you, “fret […]
The Science Teacher Reading List
Here is a list of books teachers have mentioned that are good reads for their classroom. Rocket Boys (The Coalwood Series #1) by Homer Hickam The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir that inspired the film October Sky, Rocket Boys is a uniquely American memoir—a powerful, luminous story of coming of age at the dawn […]
Teaching with the 5E's
How will teaching with the 5E model help you and your students? They allow students to get hands-on and actually do things instead of just listening The 5E’s push students to apply what they’ve learned to new situations They emphasize inquiry, critical thinking, and the process of science They are scientifically backed They’re definitely not […]
Does font type affect student retention?
It was proposed by Business Insider UK that an ugly font will force students to concentrate harder on what they’re reading compared with a font like Times New Roman. Since they will be focused more on the text, they will absorb more content and be able to recall the information more effectively. You can view […]
Teaching With The 5E's
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The one teaching tip to maintain your sanity this year
What’s the best way to maintain your sanity this year? I’ve compiled a list of the single most important teaching tip from 39 teachers just like you so please have a look, crack a smile, and realize you’re not alone. 1. File away papers as soon as I am done with them instead of stacking […]
8 Ways To Improve How You Use Technology In Your Classroom
Here are 8 easy ways to improve your use of technology in the classroom 1. Create A Simple Class Website: Create a class website using simple and ready-to-use hosts like http://www.edmodo.com. If you are feeling up the challenge, create your own website using these free providers. • Wix – http://www.wix.com/ • WordPress – http://www.wordpress.com • […]
Why is the Sky Blue?
First up, the sky isn’t blue, it’s transparent (clear or see through). The sky only looks blue because we have the Sun, we have an atmosphere and because of the way our eyes work. Earth’s atmosphere is mostly made of oxygen and nitrogen gas. As sunlight hits Earth’s atmosphere, it hits these particles and gets […]
How is fermentation used to make food?
What is fermentation? Fermentation is a metabolic process done by microorganisms as well as human cells. It can be used to create many things including wine, bread, yogurt, and beer. In the process, microorganisms break down carbohydrates such as starch and glucose and change them into carbon dioxide, alcohol, and energy. One of the key […]
Organic vs. Conventional (GMO) Farming
Organic is a HUGE industry at the moment but is it better? There are a lot of opinions out there and unfortunately, most (if not all) are biased one way or another. Let’s try to break it down scientifically. At the bottom of the page, I’ve included an awesome podcast episode from Science Vs. I highly […]
Osmosis Demonstration – Osmosis and the Mighty Potato
Osmosis and the Mighty Potato – Classroom Inquiry and Demonstration Osmosis is simply the diffusion of water molecules across a semi-permeable membrane. As is the case with diffusion, water molecules like to go from an area of high concentration to an area of low concentration. This demonstration shows quantitively and qualitatively, the effects of osmosis. […]
This activity can either be done as a student inquiry or teacher demonstration. In either case, a preliminary and follow-up discussion can be used to stimulate thinking and reinforce concepts taught in the unit. Materials needed: • 2 tea bags • 2 transparent mugs or glasses • cold water – ice cold water if possible […]
Climate Change: What is it and why is everyone so concerned?
What is climate? When we talk about the climate, the first thing that usually comes to mind is the temperature in an area. Africa typically has a high temperature and therefore, we think of it as having a warm climate. Antarctica is usually cold so it has a cold climate. But the term actually means […]
What is Fracking and how does it work?
Hydraulic Fracturing a.k.a. Fracking, is a very poorly understood and yet, much-feared process. It strikes dread into many hearts but most people don’t even know what it is. The process of fracking begins by drilling a well vertically to the depth of the oil and gas reserves which are usually found 1 – 2 miles […]
Don't look like an idiot in front of your students + 7 other things not to do as a teacher
1) Don’t look like an idiot in front of your students! Know your stuff, keep your credibility The fastest way to lose your students is for them to think you’re an idiot. Why would they pay attention to someone who knows less than they do? This is the biggest mistake I find most new teachers […]
Famous Scientists – How would the world be different without them?
Where would we be without the men and women who pioneered the science we now rely on? Would we have lights without Edison or Tesla? Space travel and GPS without Einstein? Maybe, maybe not. Yes or no, the world would be a different place without them. To help others better understand their contributions, I’ve created […]
School's Out … Almost! Dealing With The End of School-Year Craziness
What’s the best way to manage the end of year craziness that always ensues just before any school break but especially prior to summer? I’ve asked around and this is what teachers told me. I’ve broken the responses down by grade level. K – 5: I make sure to schedule time with friends or family […]
The Effects of Stress on the Brain
Can you recall feeling restless, having trouble sleeping, being irritated and moody? There was probably something exciting (good or bad) going on in your life that you were stressed about. Stress is literally a reaction of your body to a challenge – any challenge or demand at all. In daily life, people use the word […]
Order In The Classroom: Behavior Management Strategies
Student behavior problems are the foe of almost every teacher, no matter the grade or subject. How do you discipline a student who doesn’t seem to care? They ignore you, don’t hand in their work, talk constantly, and you are left dealing with a kid whose parents may be either indifferent or just as incapable […]
The 10 Most Effective Ways To Optimize Your Students’ Classroom Experience
When a student is enjoying their classroom experience, their tendency to learn increases exponentially. Does that mean we need to cater to their every whim? Of course not, but there are things we can do to meet them half-way. 1. Entertain and educate An effective teacher must be an effective entertainer. It’s not what you […]
Dealing with student misconceptions
Please note, all names have been changed. Dealing with students’ misconceptions Before they reach your classroom, students have spent their entire lives making guesses about why things happen, checking out these guesses in the real world, and refining their theories about how the world works. Generally, this process works. But sometimes, students can end up […]
How To Get Your Kids Settled At The Start Of Class Every Time
The bell rings and your students rush in while talking with their friends and discussing this, that and the other thing. How do you get your kids settled at the start of class? What I feel is the most effective way to settle students down is to show them a quick video that helps get them […]
The Mehrabian Misconception
We can all agree that a lot of what we communicate with others is implied through body language and facial expressions, it certainly is when I’m speaking with my wife. However, one man, Albert Mehrabian, performed multiple studies in the 1960’s which were meant to quantify how much of this communication is done through various […]
Why Do Bruises Change Color?
So that’s me about two weeks ago after an unfortunate water tubing incident. As I was tubing (see below to see what tubing is) I was propelled forward and the rope caught my arm. This hurt quite a bit and left a nice bruise on my left arm which lasted for about a week. As you know though, […]
Top 6 Teacher Author Bloggers You Should Know About
Are you looking for some really creative and talented Teacher Authors to follow? I did my research and spent a lot of time looking at the various sites out there created by teachers. My criteria for choosing the five sites below included: Quality blog content which provides real value for their reader Actively involved in […]
4 Ways to Effectively Communicate As A Teacher – Part 1
So you’ve been hired and have started teaching. Now how do you optimize our student’s classroom experience so that they get the most out of their education? Here are 4 Ways to Effectively Communicate As A Teacher – Part 1 Entertain and Educate I’ll start with what I feel is the one of the most important aspects […]
Top 7 Ways To Be An Effective Pre-service Teacher
What is the magic formula then to go from an inexperienced pre-service teacher to a wily veteran? It boils down to 7 things. 1. Learn by doing. We all remember that assignment in school where we actually did something useful and perhaps tangible. I remember mine, do you? I learned by doing and that’s the […]
Why Does Coffee Make You Poop?
You know and I know that that first cup of coffee can really get your GI tract moving. But what’s inside a cup of coffee that makes you have to go #2? This video by Reactions brings you the answer.
What a beautiful friendship
John is a high school friend of mine and this video he shot is truly spectacular. Have a look at the relationship between a lion and his owner!
Top 5 Teacher Author Bloggers You Should Know About
Are you looking for some really creative and talented Teacher Authors to follow? I did my research and spent a lot of time looking at the various sites out there created by teachers. My criteria for choosing the five sites below included: Quality blog content which provides real value for their reader Actively involved […]
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Could Ant-Man Exist? The Science behind Ant-Man
If you’ve seen the Marvel movie Ant-Man you know that Hank Pym can shrink himself to the size of an insect hence the name, Ant-Man. The science behind shrinking yourself is very interesting as many factors come into play such as density, loss of mass, speaking frequency, etc. Now I understand this is a fictional […]
Basal Cell Carcinoma – Causes, Treatments and Tanning Beds
What is Basal Cell Carcinoma? Basal Cell Carcinoma is a type of “abnormal, uncontrolled growths or lesions that arise in the skin’s basal cells (skin cells which produce new skin cells), which line the deepest layer of the epidermis (the outermost layer of the skin). Basal Cell Carcinomas often look like open sores, red patches, […]
Increasing the battery life and storage of your Smartphone
Having enough battery life and storage in my iPhone is always an issue. It’s a pain to be out and to be limited to what I can do because I’m worried about battery life or having to delete pictures because I’m running out of space. I think you’ll agree. I love my phone but I hate […]
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Flight – How Does It Work?
I just got home from taking a plane across the country and I’m still amazed (as I am every time) that something so huge, so heavy can get off the ground. I understand the science behind it but it still seems impossible every time I see a jumbo jet just sitting there on the runway. Plus […]
Watch a Volcano erupt right before your eyes
Ever seen a volcano erupt before your eyes?
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Jimmy Kimmel Got A Bunch Of Actual Doctors To Tell Off Anti-Vaccinators
With all the recent news about Vaccinations, Jimmy Kimmel weighed in on the issue with the help of some real doctors.
What Colour Is This Dress? White and Gold or Black and Blue? – Solution
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5 concise and interesting science videos to begin and create discussion in your classroom – Part 1
How to start every class. To begin a class I want my kids thinking science and what better way than to show a quick science (connected to the content or students lives in general) video, usually 3-4 minutes long which leads to a class discussion. These videos create a minds-on mentality, generate discussion and allow […]
Genius Hour – How and Why To Use It In Your Classroom
Every year I utilize Genius Hour in my classroom and every year, it’s a tremendous success both from a teacher standpoint and the students’ as well. What is Genius Hour? Genius Hour is inspired by Google’s 20% time whereby employees are permitted to use 20% of their working time to be creative and explore ideas […]
Teachers: what you should say when asked what you make
Paper Airplane Scientific Method Lab Activity
Introduce or review the Scientific Method in a fun way with this simple activity. Your students will create various planes in order to test a single variable effect on flying distance. Great for inquiry, collaboration and developing research skills. Fully editable Word document which can be altered to fit your students needs. It can be […]
Why Do Paper Cuts Hurt So Much?
Space – Make It More Engaging For Your Students
It’s maybe not the most relevant for everyone but I’d wager its the most interesting for many students and the topic they look forward to most when I introduce the year ahead. Why, well Space is amazing! It’s huge and full of mysteries like Black Holes and potentially, aliens. In fact what I tell my students […]
Science Magic – Creating a pH Rainbow For Any Age
So I showed this demonstration to my four year old and he loved it. I then showed it to my grade 10 science class, they loved it (although I couldn’t trick them to think it was actually magic) and then I showed my colleagues who were equally sceptical about its true magical properties but we’re […]
Why Classroom Laboratory Activities Foster Learning
So you are debating when or how or how many labs you should implement into your classroom. There’s a very easy answer to that, as many as humanly possible and which will still allow you to provide your students with content they require in order to meet the subjects expectations. Why you ask should you […]
Ecosystems Lab Experiment: Ecobottles Lab
This ecosystems lab allows your students to create and carry out a hands-on, engaging experiment on how humans affect our environment. It utilizes the steps in the scientific method to scaffold learning and allows your students to come to a conclusion based on findings that are tangible. Click here to check it out The lab […]
Utilizing videos effectively in your classroom
Videos can be a great way to explore and demonstrate aspects and intricacies to your students you wouldn’t normally be able to because of expense or danger (i.e. blowing up a building, touring Jupiter’s Giant Red Spot, etc.). Therefore, the value of videos is huge is used properly as they can provide a visual context […]
Freebie Review – Free Science Vocabulary Folder – The Science Penguin
This Freebie Review comes from The Science Penguin TpT Store. Everyday my students are given new terms to remember and it gets confusing. Not only are there many terms, but often names in science sound very similar (i.e. chromosome, chromotid, centromere, etc.). They have their notebooks but after a few weeks of a unit, it […]
How teachers can best use TED Talks in class, from the perspective of a student
By Olivia Cucinotta My high school English class had just finished reading Madame Bovary, and we were all confused. (For those of you who have not read it, please skip to paragraph two. Spoiler alert!) Emma Bovary, a listless housewife in search of the passionate love she’s read about in books, has many sordid affairs, […]
Freebie Review – Cloud in a Jar Water Cycle Demo – Laura Candler
This Review comes from the Laura Candler TpT Store. As anyone who has followed along with me knows, I love demonstrations. My favourite, is one I wrote about a while ago, methane bubbles. I use it to get the wow factor out of my kids. Laura has come up with a terrific demonstration that will do the […]
Freebie Review – Comparing Movies to Books – Free Worksheets
This Review comes from Nyla’s Crafy Teaching (http://mscraftynyla.blogspot.ca/) as well as Rachel Lynette’s TpT Store. What’s better, the movie or the book? I think in most cases it’s the book for a variety of reasons. Often the movie cuts many important aspects out or simply doesn’t get it. There are many examples of this but […]
No, The CDC Is Not Covering Up Evidence That Vaccines Cause Autism
photo credit: Unicef. Children of African ethnicity have the same risk of autism from vaccines as others, that is none. Share82.7K Tweet299 7 Reddit4 18 Anti-vaxers are still lying to you, but their latest lie comes with just a hint of racism as well. Sadly, it’s spreading like wildfire on social media, proving once again that Mark Twain’s saying “A […]
Students Develop Nail Polish That Can Detect Date Rape Drugs
photo credit: Neil Milne BuzzBuzzNailArt. Blog post shared with permission from the author. In the future, a change in nail polish color could be its own warning. Four undergraduate students at North Carolina State University are attempting to produce a nail polish that will reveal the presence of “date rape drugs” such as Rohypnol and GHB […]
What You Need To Know About Genetically Modified Organisms
Genetically modified crops are a topic of intense debate that have sparked a lot of controversy over the years, fuelled largely through a lack of understanding and vast amounts of misinformation. Do we need GM crops? Are they dangerous? This article is going to give a brief overview of this huge topic and also discuss some […]
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Teach With Fergy’s Entire Secondary School Science Resource Collection. By purchasing this package you will save 40% vs purchasing each resource individually plus you will receive all future products free! These include my Lessons, Units, Task Card Activities, WebQuests, Bill Nye The Science Guy Video Worksheets and more. I will be raising the price of […]
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New Introductory Science Lessons
I’ve just uploaded two brand new introductory science lessons. Cell Membrane and Transport – Includes 40 slides, 6 embedded videos and 3 student activities. Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis – Includes 28 slides, 3 embedded videos and 1 student activity with answer key.
Could Godzilla Exist?
As always, Vsauce3 answers this burning question in a very entertaining and yet, scientifically accurate manner.
Task Card Review Activity – How to utilize them more effectively in your classroom
Not too long ago I had no idea what a task card was or how it could effectively be utilized in the classroom. I did some research and what I found was that task cards were simply worksheets, broken down into individual questions posted onto cue cards and I wasn’t really that impressed. I started […]
Biology – Cells and Body Systems
The Unit Package includes a complete lesson set for a Biology unit on Cells and Body Systems. Included in the package: – 5 weeks of teaching material – 9 Power Points totaling 215 slides – 3 unit assignments/projects Mitosis Flip Book Ethical Issues in Science Creative Video Assignment – Teacher and student versions – Student […]
Why Must I Learn Math?
A great article written by Mark Karadimos. The original can be found here. What is math? Those who do not appreciate math are those who do not understand what math is all about. That is why the nature of math desperately needs to be explained. Simply put, math is about solving problems. How can math […]
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How and why to use debates in the classroom.
There’s very little that gets my kids more engaged and excited in the classroom as my Climate Change Debate. The debate focuses on the idea of human-man/natural climate change. Students have to argue whether we are responsible for the current situation we find ourselves in or whether it’s a natural process that we have little […]
Making Math Fun – Learn through Games and Simulations
For anyone who is interested in making math more fun and engaging for their students, I came across these three sites which can easily be incorporated into any classroom. If you teach math, they are definitely worth a look. Prodigy Game – Great adventure-based mathematics game CLIPS NLVM Algebra Manipulatives