Science

May
10

Teaching and Learning About the Ozone Layer

Explore the ozone layer, CFCs, and the Montreal Protocol.
1 min read
May
05

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.
1 min read
May
02

Give Me a Break

Harness the power of Brain Breaks to supercharge learning.
1 min read
Apr
26

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.
2 min read
Apr
23

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.
2 min read
Apr
14

Six Great Gravity Teaching and Learning Resources

Here is an activity I’ve used for the past couple of years to help students investigate the variables that
1 min read
Mar
27

Forces and Motion: Sphero Tractor Pull Investigation Part Two

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2 min read
Mar
26

Forces and Motion: Sphero Tractor Pull Investigation Part One

Students use Sphero programmable robots to explore Newton's Three Laws in an engaging tractor pull setting.
3 min read
Mar
21

Forces and Motion Teaching and Learning Resources for Middle School Students and Free Activities

Here are some of my favorite resources I’ve used with my 8th graders when we study Forces and Motion. These resources and activities would work with grades 5-9 and maybe even with some high school students.
2 min read
Mar
06

Forces and Motion Mind Map Directions, Guidelines and Rubric

A free Forces and Motion mind map resources to teachers.
1 min read