Monthly Archives: December 2011

Celebrate the Solstice! – Sundial Activity and More

Cross-posted on the Burlington Science Center blog. There is plenty to celebrate the week before holiday break, but among the many religious traditions don’t forget to take pause on December 22nd to celebrate a very special day in Earth’s orbit … Continue reading

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iPad Apps for Science Educators

On Friday, December 9th I sat in on the Burlington High School Science Department meeting that centered around their use of the iPad 2 in their 1:1 science classrooms. Now almost four months into the pilot program I thought the … Continue reading

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"Create-a-Compass" Magnetism Activity

Magnetized needle pointing towards north. While studying magnetism teachers will often introduce Earth’s magnetic field to students with the help of a class set of compasses. Quality compasses can be expensive and unless teachers are planning to have students use … Continue reading

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Shifting Gears

“Goodbye Gear Shift” by fomu on Flickr This blog has been only sporadically updated over the past few months as I have been busy in transition to a new position with the Burlington Public Schools. As one of their two … Continue reading

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