Recently I was scrolling through Facebook when a post from a popular teacher group caught my eye...Colorful, grid style artwork that appears as students type in correct answers! I was immediately captivated with this new fad known as Pixel Art. As I scrolled through pages of beautiful education activities, I couldn't help but feel a… Continue reading Pixel Art Science Tutorial: Hidden Picture, Obvious Fun
Beyond the Volcano: Baking Soda and Vinegar Cars
A New Spin on a Classic Physical Science Lab Guest Post by Kelly Burleson from My Science Toolbox First, a confession. I am a high school chemistry teacher who has been tasked this year with helping our fifth grade science teacher (who is a first year teacher), adjust the science curriculum. I have been teaching… Continue reading Beyond the Volcano: Baking Soda and Vinegar Cars
Make It to Break: 5 High Interest Activities
Guest Post by Jessica Noffsinger Ahhhhh...the week before a school break. Nothing strikes fear (or exhaustion) in teachers like the prospect of kids ramping up to the next break. (Thanksgiving, Winter, Spring Break, Summer--they are all the same!) Kids expect “fun” and games while teachers see learning that needs to be completed. What are we… Continue reading Make It to Break: 5 High Interest Activities
Science Vocabulary: Why Is It So Important?
A mentor once told me, "Science vocabulary is like a foreign language to students." And it's the truth! Students struggle with scientific terminology because they don't use the words in everyday conversation. That's why vocabulary is the foundation of my science lessons, and it should be for yours too. It's impossible to expect students to… Continue reading Science Vocabulary: Why Is It So Important?