Archive for March, 2012

Framing it on the up and up

Have something hard to say? Frame it differently with the end in mind – an exercise in how to manipulate the young. For their own good. Really.

Continue Reading March 27, 2012 at 9:37 PM Leave a comment

Atomic Bondage

Activity sheets, game boards, mis-understandings and some smack-on-the-head insights for teaching this tricky topic. Apologies to real chemists for shameless simplification of complex concepts.

Continue Reading March 21, 2012 at 7:22 PM 1 comment

The First Tulip 360

The value of looking at things from different angles…

Continue Reading March 18, 2012 at 2:53 PM 1 comment

Activities for Atomic Theory and Atomic Issues

Check out activities with sheets and pics of some engaging games to teach the concepts of ‘isotope’ and of radioactive decay and half life. Beans, pennies and dice on rainy days, fun.

Continue Reading March 17, 2012 at 11:29 AM 4 comments

The biggest bang for $10 million bucks?

Daydreaming about a perfect school if money were no object…

Continue Reading March 6, 2012 at 11:30 AM 3 comments

Kids’ Concepts of Atoms and Playing the Rutherford Gold Foil Game…

Games, pics, clips and text to start the Atoms and Elements units.

Continue Reading March 1, 2012 at 1:51 PM Leave a comment


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