LeRoy Attles, a 10 year veteran Science Teacher, is currently a Science Specialist in the Boston Public Schools. In addition, he Co-Directs a STEM Summer Camp in the Boston Area. Prior to teaching, Mr. Attles worked as a NASA Contractor for five years and a Software Quality Analyst before starting his teaching career. He holds a BS degree in Aerospace Science Engineering and a MS degree in Computer Information Systems.
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Wed, Sep 01, 2021 11:40 PM in Engaged
I am not sure what specific grade levels you are speaking of but younger students like hands on activities. Hands on activities provide engagement. Also a variety of activities also helps. When you have something that does not engage them make sure you have an alternative activity to share.
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Wed, Mar 13, 2019 8:40 PM in Water Cycle Pre-K
Would it be safe for you to demonstrate evaporation using a hot plate and boiling water? You may also access an old fashion teapot that whistles. If you do not think you could do that safely in your room you may want to show a youtube video of a Steam Train and ask where they think the steam goes.
Mon, Aug 14, 2017 11:30 PM in STEM After School Program
I Co-Directed a STEM CAMP over the summer so here is are some ideas you may
use to engage students in your club.
1) Have students do Science experiments
2) Invite local STEM professionals to visit and talk about their careers
3) See if local Museums have traveling exhibits with can visit your after-school program
4) See if local colleges can come a share their STEM related research
5) Get S...
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Engineering Encounters: From STEM to STEAM
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 10:50 PM From STEM to STEAM
This article provides a creative way to use resources that can be used for a great STEM or STEAM activity. I would have like to see it incorporate the Engineering Design Process in the lesson. The Engineering Design process teaches kids the process of creating. It should always be considered when talking about STEM or STEAM.
Crowdfunding for Elementary Science Educators
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 10:38 PM Crowd Funding
This article offers strategies for funding school projects. It also gives funding sources to use. This
article provide great information!
Formative Assessment Probes: Does It Have a Life Cycle?
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 10:26 PM Formative Assessment Probes
This article provides a great strategy teachers can use to uncover as well as address students misconceptions about sciences. 5 star!
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