Archive for December, 2011

2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

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A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,600 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

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December 31, 2011 at 9:33 PM Leave a comment

What if “As if..”

The umbrella resolution?

Continue Reading December 28, 2011 at 9:49 PM Leave a comment

Nasty Cocktails: Density of Liquids Lab

Adding to the excitement of the approaching holiday, we had pajama day and worked out which layers to float on what in a nasty density cocktail. I’m sharing the exact instructions in case you’d like to try this stand-alone and engaging activity with your students in the new year. Hopefully not in your pajamas. Remember to get dressed before going to school 🙂

Continue Reading December 28, 2011 at 8:38 PM Leave a comment

Trails and Tribulations: Lessons from Riding

Horse back riding —–(wiggly line) —–> teaching middle school

Continue Reading December 12, 2011 at 9:59 PM 2 comments

What Do They Know about Density (or not)?

See the clip for how to build academic vocabulary. Laughs included.

Continue Reading December 2, 2011 at 11:36 PM Leave a comment


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