One challenge for many teachers is how to distribute work through the year so that students can complete their work on-time and with minimal stress. I tell parents my goal is that students will not be spending a full weekend with no sleep just before the fair. I expect students to work through the year … Continue reading Science Fair: Timeline
What should the results section include? The results is perhaps the most important part of the paper. In fact, when I was taught how to read a scientific paper, my professor encouraged me to start with the results and discussion. The results section should show the answer to the purpose and main question of the … Continue reading Science Fair: Writing your Results
The rover, Curiosity, has been in one place for about a month while testing water samples and soil; soon it will move on in order to investigate rock samples, reports the New York Times. As a young child, I believed I would go to Mars. In fact, I did. I participated in a local program … Continue reading Mars Rover Curiosity on the Move
Welcome to the Better Science Teaching blog! I have long wanted to start a blog to share with other teachers how they can bring current science into their classrooms. I will focus on science and education by integrating current events in scientific fields with current science standards. Science education is such an interesting and dynamic … Continue reading Welcome!