My eBook “Think Like a Scientist: Understanding Weather & Climate” is now available through NSTA Press. Learn more about this and other NSTA ebooks for the K-5 classroom here.
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Static electricity demos and activities can be finicky. Humid air is a demonstration killer. Latex allergy? Forget the “classic” balloon activities. Fortunately there is an array of great static electricity demonstrations, visualizations, and virtual laboratories for your kids to explore … Continue reading
Third graders hovered over their chocolate chip cookies, paperclips, toothpicks, craft sticks in hand. I counted down, “three… two… one… GO” but not a single child grabbed their cookie. Instead they began to furiously pick, prod, and poke with their … Continue reading
So much of what education reformists, administrators, and teachers talk about is the need for students to engage in authentic learning experiences. Knowledge and skills that are developed in prospective career dimensions and assessed in ways beyond straight-forward multiple choice … Continue reading