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Kinesthetic Astronomy 2.0

Dating back to my years as an 8th grade earth & space science teacher, one of my favorite lessons with students has been the kinesthetic astronomy investigation from the Space Science Institute. A wonderful interactive model for students: it puts the learners front … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Puke: A Chemical Reaction, and Halloween Treat!

There are few science demonstrations that excite children more than chemical reactions. Just a brief search of all the Mentos / Coke videos on YouTube provide more than ample evidence to support my claim! To tap into this joy and … Continue reading

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Stretching Beyond Science Standards with Interdisciplinary Projects

Students answers to essential questions regarding endangered species outside Mrs. Devlin’s classroom. I’ve become a broken record over the past few months responding to colleagues questions, concerns, and frustrations around the pressure to do more and more around math and … Continue reading

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Lion Dissections and Learning About Sound

I was recently browsing the PBS app when I came across a very cool looking series titled, “Inside Nature’s Giants.” As you can imagine, the episodes are a mixture of real dissection footage by some of the world’s top animal … Continue reading

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Get All Students Writing Lab Reports with "Science Writer"

Earlier this week I crossed paths with long time PLN member and friend, Karen Janowski who asked me to take a look at “Science Writer” the CAST organization’s effort at creating a tool to help students more easily work through … Continue reading

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Moodle Share Fair

This evening I participated as a coach at Reading Public Schools first ever Moodle share fair. In the room was a mix of a dozen teachers and administrators from the Reading middle schools and high school. I had been asked … Continue reading

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A Teaching vs. Technology Trade Off?

A recent “Dangerously Irrelevant” blog post by Scott McLeod (@mcleod) shared the “Dilbert” column above with the following thought he had previously shared: In many job sectors, employees are expected to keep up with relevant technologies or risk job loss. … Continue reading

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