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Lab Day, Resources

Turning Green: The Recycled Home Project

In Houston, everyone knows there is a funky little section of town with the infamous “Beer Can” house. Upon further investigation, it turns out one man behind resurrecting this idea, Dan Phillips, is a major proponent of using recycled materials and providing affordable home ownership opportunities to the disadvantaged. As a new teacher, I started… Continue reading Turning Green: The Recycled Home Project

Lab Day

What’s in the Lab? Graham Cracker Plate Tectonics

Earth science is one of my favorite units. (Mainly because most of the labs are edible.) No, in all seriousness, it is fascinating to see how many light bulb moments my students have when we really delve into the inner workings of our planet. Students have a hard time understanding slow changes because it isn't… Continue reading What’s in the Lab? Graham Cracker Plate Tectonics

Advice, Teacher Life

10 Simple Ways To Be A Better Science Teacher

I am so lucky to teach at a school that provides a full hour of science instruction for our students every day, but I know that in many self contained classrooms science takes a back seat to math and reading. I think this is incredibly unfortunate because science is a part of literally EVERYTHING we… Continue reading 10 Simple Ways To Be A Better Science Teacher