Wed, Mar 08, 2017 7:56 AM in 6th Grade - Taxonomic classification, recognizing domains
When I used to teach this, I would start out with a short activity where students would be given a bag of assorted hardware (bolts, screws, nails, nuts, etc.) in random sizes and finishes. As a group they would have to figure out how the pieces went together or how they are grouped then create some sort of way for someone else to decipher their groupings. If I had an advanced group, I might have t...
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Mon, Apr 20, 2015 9:42 PM in STEM and Fairy Tales
I agree. This is a great idea to get everyone in your school involved in Science education, not just the Science teacher. This could easily be used as a building wide Science day.
Mon, Apr 20, 2015 9:29 PM in Teaching Lab Safety
A few years ago I did something similar with my middle schoolers, however instead of contact lenses I used deer eyeballs. I started with just one small spot of acid then submerged it in acid. As the day progressed students stopped in to see the progress of the eye. I live in the midwest and have several friends who are hunters. They were kind enough to donate the eyes to my room. If you don't kno...
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