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Using the Claim, Evidence, Reasoning Model during Investigations

This month’s science curriculum council spent some time checking out an Investigation Pak featured in Science A-Z, a non-fiction reader resource associated with Reading A-Z. With the resource still mostly underused but our school year well underway, Wendy Pavlicek and I … 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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Blizzard Science: How Much Water in a Foot of Snow?

This past weekend’s blizzard covered New England with several inches of snow and will be remembered as one of the largest (and longest!) storms to coat the metro Boston area in memorable history. On the bright side the snow could … Continue reading

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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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