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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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Visiting Spring Lake, a Beautiful Gem, in San Marcos!

About Spring Lake Spring Lake is located at the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment.  Archaeologists uncovered evidence that this is the oldest continually inhabited place in North America, with human activity going back 11,500 years.  In 1994, Texas State University purchased the land.  The mission of the University

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Outstanding Science Reading Passages that Will Engage Students

Why are Science Reading Passage Essential? As a former classroom teacher and English Language Arts Curriculum Coordinator,  I find that having quality science reading material is a must.  First of all, according to the Common Core standards, 50% of all reading should be non-fiction text.  Reading about science topics is

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Science Materials for Our Fifth Grade Units

Science Materials for Fifth Grade Units If you are ordering science supplies to go with our science units, we made this list to make ordering easier for you, especially if your school has an Amazon account.  Yes, we are Amazon affiliates.  This means we get a small profit from each

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Science Supplies for Our Fourth Grade Units

Science Supplies for Fourth Grade Units If you are ordering science supplies to go with our science units, we made this list to make ordering easier for you, especially if your school has an Amazon account.  Yes, we are Amazon affiliates.  This means we get a small profit from each

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Science Supplies for Our Third Grade Units

Science Supplies for Third Grade Units If you are ordering science supplies to go with our science units, we made this list to make ordering easier for you, especially if your school has an Amazon account.  Yes, we are Amazon affiliates.  This means we get a small profit from each

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Science Supplies for Our Second Grade Units

Science Supplies for Second Grade Units If you are ordering science supplies to go with our science units, we made this list to make ordering easier for you, especially if your school has an Amazon account.  Yes, we are Amazon affiliates.  This means we get a small profit from each

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