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What will you share at NSTA 2020?

The due date for submitting proposals to present at NSTA 2020 in Boston is just one month away. Why not share the great learning do you and your students do everyday with the broader science education community? Who wants to … Continue reading

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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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