Curious world traveler and nature-lover, avid supporter of all things science education and theatre - - wife, mom, and lap for the cat, crafty seamstress, knitter and baker who avoids most all vegetables, but not dark chocolate.
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Fri, Feb 26, 2021 4:26 PM in Distanced Learning and Student Motivation
So I have been teaching for 30 years, and let me just say, I was struggling to think about how to build community in my middle school classroom with all of us so far away from one another. I wanted out efforts to be consistent, and I wanted my students to look forward to our time together. Being at a middle school, some of my students already know each other, but others are &quo...
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Fri, Feb 26, 2021 3:52 PM in Lessons for Home
George, I couldn't agree with you more. As an educator with 30 years of experience in both formal and informal learning spaces, this mindset helps to bring science "home" and remind us that there isn't a whole lot we can do that doesn't speak to the role science plays in our daily lives.
I am wondering if you post here is just that...a post, or if you have another purpose...
Fri, Feb 26, 2021 3:33 PM in Virtual Labs for Virtual Students
I agree with Emily...anything from Phet is a GREAT resource.
Additionally, looking at kitchen chemistry is a perfect suggestion. I have done a yeast lab with my 6th grade students (also part of a Chemistry unit) and we made whole wheat bread. We wouldn't have been able to do this as easily at school, so using my kitchen as a general setting for where chemical reactions happen worked well.
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