Tag Archives: Grades 6-8

Exploring Density through Mysterious "Liquid Layers"

Towards the tail end of the Burlington fourth graders’ exploration of matter I had the opportunity to join Mrs. Finn’s class for an investigation in density. The abstract concept of molecular matter is understandably difficult for such young scientists to … Continue reading

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Student Reflections on Consumption

In October I wrote a blog post sharing how “everyone’s an english teacher” on my eighth grade team at the Parker Middle School. Since that early October blog post the format of our initiative has changed, but the goals have … Continue reading

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The "Dynamic" Earth Project

Fellow earth and space science teacher, Connie Quackenbush and I came back from February break charged to shake up our ‘business as usual’ approach to an upcoming unit on earth processes and their effect on the earthen landscape. Instead a … Continue reading

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