Using Sketchnotes in the Classroom | Introduction, and Resources
Sketchnotes help you learn and retain information more effectively, stay engaged and focused during presentations, and serve as a useful reference tool. They can also be a great addition to interactive notebook activities.
November 8th is National STEM Day | Use These 12 STEM Resources to Celebrate
STEM/STEAM activities help create future problem solvers. As a society, we're going to need them.
Tribute to the Lab Report
Writing a lab report is a school skill showcase item.
Hurricane Ian and General Hurricane Teaching and Learning Resources
This storm has connections to science, geography, politics, and more.
NASA DART Asteroid Smashing Education Resources
An event like this goes a long way in showing students the relevance that math and science have in the world.
Teaching and Learning About the Ozone Layer
Explore the ozone layer, CFCs, and the Montreal Protocol.
End The Year With Engaging STEM Challenges - Free Mousetrap Cars and Paper Bridge Challenges For Teachers
Here are a few STEM/STEAM challenges I've used in the past that worked quite well. I'll include a PDF version and a Word version in case you'd like to change it to suit your needs. These activities provide an opportunity for students to grapple with and strengthen their growth mindset.
Give Me a Break
Harness the power of Brain Breaks to supercharge learning.
Using Proficiency Scales to Track Student Learning
Here is how I use proficiency scales with my middle school science classes. You'll also downloadable copies of each scale.
Forces and Motion: Model Rocket Challenge and Newton's Laws Investigation
Use model rockets to help your students learn about Forces and Motion. It's a great STEM activity to add to your tool kit.