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When I was a high school teacher, I took a program called reading apprenticeship, which gave me some powerful instructional techniques to help kids break down and interpret scientific texts. That program turned everything I knew about teaching upside-down, and it was the start to my journey of becoming a learning theorist. Reading apprenticeship showed me how to approach teaching
STEM Mystery Bag Challenge If you are looking for an activity that is easy to set up for elementary aged pupils, but still incorporates authentic STEM, then STEM Mystery Bags challenge are exactly what you are looking for! These are great to use if you’re new to teaching STEM or if you need lesson/activity that doesn’t take a ton of
As the northern hemisphere enters into the depths of winter – January, and February – we begin to embrace the reality of frigid temperatures and copious amounts of snow. We turn up the heat, throw on more blankets and layers of clothing, and bundle up in warm coats when going outside. I often look out my window during these months
This experiment is a great way to get your students thinking about how animals survive in the winter. As with many of our labs and activities, we start with the engage stage in the i5Es, which is about learning what students already know about the subject and invoking their curiosity. For winter survival, start the activity by having kids think
Circuits: Making Connections with Hands-on Learning, Basic Materials, and Tools Got some old festive tree lights laying around the house? Don’t throw them out.
Building gingerbread houses is a popular classroom activity this time of year. Although the activity can be craft-based (ergo, everyone does the same craft,
Donors Choose is a fantastic way to get STEM materials that are under $1,000 for your classroom, and right now through December is the perfect
This week, we’re tackling Mystery Science’s “What’s that red thing on a turkey?” lesson and aligning it to the NGSS! Check out the video