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Insects: Three Activities That Will Engage Students!

, Learning About Insects Most kids are fascinated by insects!  The estimated number of insect species in the world is 900,000, so it should be easy for students to find one that they would like to discover more about.      Overview of Insects It’s fun to start with phenomena

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Have Beavers Been Here? A Fun Family Outdoor Adventure

How the Hunt for Evidence of Beavers Started Beavers live in a wetland habitat.  My kindergarteners were learning about habitats.  I showed them this video.  It has a catchy little tune that had them wanting to sing it again and again! As you can see the beaver appears at the

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Geocaching is Super Fun and Healthy for Families

  What is Geocaching? Basically, geocaching is a worldwide treasure hunt!  It started in 2000.  Since then, over 3 million caches (things that are hidden) have been placed around the world.  Once the treasure is found a log is signed, so the hider knows who’s found it. The Science Behind

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5 Renewable Energy Sources: The Pros and Cons Simplified

What is Renewable Energy, and Why Should Students Learn About It? Renewable energy is an energy that is continually replenished.  There is an unlimited supply, and they do not contribute to climate change.  Thus, knowing their advantages and disadvantages helps us to understand how we can use the right mix

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Climate Change: How One Student’s Question Pushed Me to Find Data

The Question That Started It All “Climate change isn’t real,” the student said.  I responded with my usual “Scientists tell us there’s a lot of evidence for it”.  The student chimed back, “Well you haven’t shown us any.  I mean… where are your numbers?”.  Oof.  In one time-stands-still “Ah-ha” moment,

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Periodic Cicadas: What’s the Big Buzz About?

Cicadas Noise Have you ever heard the buzz of cicadas?  If you have, you probably remember their distinctive sound!  These insects make a loud buzzing sound that grows louder and louder.  To hear their sound and learn how they make it listen to this video from 1:50 to 2:30!  

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The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix is Impressive to Tour

  Where is the Desert Botanical Garden? I visited the Desert Botanical Garden in January while visiting my daughter and son-in-law in Phoenix, Arizona.  The gardens are in the Sonoran Desert.  This desert covers much of the southern half of Arizona, some of southeastern California, and part of Mexico.   Like

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