fbpx

Sign up for our newsletter and get your FREE science reading activities.

insects blog header

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

Read More
beavers blog header

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

Read More
energy blog featured image

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

Read More
climate-change-blog-header

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,

Read More
periodic cicada blog header photo

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!  

Read More
science reading passages blog image

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

Read More
Brainy Backyard Animals

Look for Intelligent Animals in Your Own Backyard!

Intelligent Animals:  What to Look For Animal Intelligence is the ability to learn, understand, and deal with new situations within one’s environment.  Just like humans (yes, we are animals), other animals also show signs of intelligence.  Some signs that an animal is smart are its ability to solve problems, communicate

Read More
It is the title photo with an aluminum foil boat and gram weights

Easy STEM Challenge: Build a Boat

Phenomena for Building a Boat STEM Challenge First of all, what is phenomena?  In science, a phenomenon is simply an event or situation occurs.  The event causes students to wonder about it (I wish the NGSS would just do away with the word phenomena!).  Before building a boat there are

Read More
Cover for teaching science virtually

Six Simple Ways of Teaching Science Virtually

Of course, we would all like to be teaching science as usual, with lots of hands-on labs.  But realistically, for many of us, that just isn’t possible right now as schools are teaching remotely.  The good news is that there are simple ways that we can teach science virtually. Teaching

Read More
Title of the Blog

How to Encourage a Love of Science at Home

Why Encourage Families to Engage in Science at Home Many parents think that science is a “hard” subject.  They may not have had formal science until middle or high school.  It might have been difficult for them.  Consequently, our job as educators is to get families comfortable with science and

Read More

Browse

categories

browse through all categories

Add Your Heading Text Here

Add Your Heading Text Here

Add Your Heading Text Here