Posts filed under ‘Curiosity’

HIV/AIDS – setting the scene

Mystery storytelling set-up for teaching HIV/AIDS plus links and a ppt presentation.

Continue Reading April 15, 2015 at 4:31 PM Leave a comment

Getting started with notebooks in science

The Common Core hits science, aaarrrrggghhhh…. or is it (shhh) not so bad? 

Continue Reading August 30, 2014 at 10:31 AM Leave a comment

Improv All Kinds of Classrooms

Improv ideas for all kinds of classrooms, especially science. Have fun yourself, relax a little and enjoy a smorgasbord of improv games to add to the start of your year.

Continue Reading August 13, 2014 at 7:21 AM Leave a comment

The Take Action Project 2.0 is a go: Pick an Action.

I’ll be posting the new Take Action Project in parts, after Marshall and I actually teach it. So far, we have managed to fan initial student interest in environmental issues as they choose what to do and start a little light research. It’s a balancing act between student choice, rigor and unmanageable chaos. So far, so fun, for us as well as our classes.

Continue Reading April 27, 2014 at 11:28 AM Leave a comment

Start with fun, finish with depth of knowledge

On the edge of overwhelm with the new standards? Start with what’s fun for kids (and you) to funnel them into real depth of understanding. Here are some ideas and sources to lighten up and light up your students.

Continue Reading February 2, 2014 at 4:04 PM Leave a comment

Surprise!

A key element for more learning and laughs in science class.

Continue Reading September 22, 2012 at 5:36 PM Leave a comment

Scientists, naturally – the Pipe Puzzle Game

Exceptionally fun yet profound lesson lifted (and tweaked) from UCMP’s Nature of Science program. Works as well with kindergarten through Back to School Night parents.

Continue Reading September 4, 2012 at 5:20 PM Leave a comment

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