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EcoTarium Exhibit Engineering Challenge!

Before heading out for summer break, my partner Wendy Pavlicek and I put together a pair of videos designed to drive an engineering challenge for our Grade 2 students who will be investigating habitats next year. The challenge is designed … Continue reading

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Engineering Pollinators (and Next Generation Engineering Curriculum!)

To bolster our curriculum council’s understanding of how engineering will be better integrated into our science curriculum, the focus of today’s extended PD was an agricultural engineering challenge to be implemented into our future 4th grade “Structure and Function” unit. The council meeting’s was … 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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Growing Gardens in School Spaces

A recent twitter browse brought me across a curious share by Diane Carriero, principal of the Fuller Meadow K-2 school in Middleton, Massachusetts. With so much attention these days brought upon nutrition concerns in our children and population as a … Continue reading

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Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing

The classroom buzzed with excitement. Tables grouped together were neatly covered with plastic table cloths and paper towels in preparation for the grand experiment. It was the moment students had anxiously anticipated for over a week and, with just an … Continue reading

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