“Ability is what you’re capable of doing.
Motivation determines what you do.
Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz
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Wed, Oct 22, 2014 5:30 PM in STEM Night?
I am preparing for our annual STEM night, but we are lacking on presenters for the kids to talk to and explore. Has anyone drafted a letter as a "Call for Presenters" that was sent home to families? If you have and wouldn't mind sharing what that looks like, that would be great! I work in an elementary school, K-5.
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Tue, Feb 26, 2013 11:03 AM in Hurricanes, Earthquakes and Volcanoes, oh my!
Hi everyone! I recall seeing a simulated inquiry based lesson about hurricanes a while back and I can't find the resource or lesson seed for it. Anyone recall this or do something similar?
Next week, I'm teaching these three natural disasters and our county curriculum has students researching them in a book and taking notes... BORING! I want to do something hands on, maybe dedicate a day's teac...
Sat, Apr 14, 2012 12:17 PM in Watershed Activities
Patricia -- thank you for those resources! THey sound great. I'll take some time to review them and begin to incorporate it into my curriculum.
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Tried and True: Solar System in the Hallway
Tue, Feb 21, 2012 10:56 PM Fun & Engaging
This is a great engagement activity, although has to be done in a smaller group to keep focus and attention where you aim for it to be. Incorporates math skill and scaling of models to get a glance at the planet spacing. The article also includes some extended activities if desired.
Sizing Up the Solar System
Tue, Feb 21, 2012 10:42 PM Great Lesson!
This lesson is very thorough, and offers some great suggestions to take it even further with students by using critical thinking and inquiry. With the potential to have an engaging experience with models of the solar system, students can gain new perspectives on distance and approximations.
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