I taught at a Title I school for 5 years in southern California and now teach at a private Catholic school in Tucson, Arizona. Two very different experiences! I have always taught Biology, but have also taught Earth Science and Environmental Science. I am looking for opportunities to expand my practice and take on leadership roles within the science teaching community.
Thu, Feb 07, 2013 2:44 PM in Science Fair Project Help
Our school requires science fair for all of our students. I challenged a very bright student to basically see if she could simulate a carbon sink in the ocean--- since having to discover this is really challenging. I honestly do not know where to start (I am not sure what I was thinking). Does anyone have ANY ideas on how I could help her simulate the carbon cycle maybe and figure out a way to tes...
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Thu, Feb 07, 2013 2:43 PM in Science Fair Project Help
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Wed, May 08, 2013 12:19 AM Excellent way to fight misconceptions
This probe is an excellent way to help fight misconceptions about the difference between assimilation and adaptations. Students take time to understand this concept, especially 7th grade. Reassessing them as the teacher notes suggest frequently helps to see how their ideas "adapt" over time.
Science Sampler: Putting the science back in the science fair
Thu, Nov 08, 2012 11:13 PM Great Quick Tips
This is my 3rd year doing science fair, and I feel like I have to start over every year for precisely the same reasons as the article states in its rationale. It gave great quick tips I can implement tomorrow with some concrete examples and ideas. Excellent place to start!
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