Presently, I teach 6th, 7th, and 8th grades STEAM/Engineering & Technology and am the head coach for Science Olympiad and First Lego League. I love experiential learning and seek professional development opportunities that will help me grow in both content and pedagogical knowledge.
Wed, Jul 24, 2019 10:56 PM in Science Trips
My 5th grade students learning about helpful and harmful microorganisms were quite interested in the Waste Water Treatment Facility. Since it was local, we were able to go there during our regular class period. We also took a visit to the Water Treatment Plant. Both were very engaging, but I think the Waste Water Treatment Facility was their favorite between the two. And they asked great question...
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Mon, Jun 24, 2019 10:53 AM in New Teacher and STEM
Some of my favorite resources, in addition to the NSTA Learning Center, are teachengineering.org (gives good background info for teacher) , AIMS (Activities Integrating Math & Science), Picture Perfect Science (using literature as a springboard), and the NASA Activity guides. I find it much more fun for me and for my students to cross-connect my lessons. Once you begin to use var...
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