Have you all seen the studies illustrating what kids think a scientist is? Last month my building hosted a "Career Day" where every teacher in the building was asked to have a speaker from any career they wanted during their class time, so students would have the opportunity to meet with people doing jobs they … Continue reading Scientists in my Classroom
Let’s put the Earth back in Earth Day
Story time! Last year I taught plate tectonics to about 140 high school upperclassmen. Before I started, I wanted to know what their knowledge of world geography was so that when I referred to the continents, I would know if they knew what I was talking about. I made a quiz with a map of … Continue reading Let’s put the Earth back in Earth Day
Happy Birthday Einstein! Have some Pi
March 14 is notable for two things: being the birthday of Albert Einstein, and because it is abbreviated 3.14, it is a day to celebrate Pi, Pie, Math, and strange things about circles. Here is what Einstein thought education was. Do you agree? What is education to you?
Oobleck, Slime, and Dr. Seuss
Ok, I do Pinterest (doesn't everyone these days?) and found something fun I just couldn't resist sharing. It all started with Dr. Seuss. His 108th birthday is this week (March 2), so classrooms everywhere are doing many Seussical things to celebrate. In what might be the most awesome combination of chemistry, physics (sound waves), music … Continue reading Oobleck, Slime, and Dr. Seuss