After 35 years teaching upper elementary students, I still love it. What’s the recipe for a long, fulfilling career? To survive, happy teachers organize, plan, and simplify. To thrive, they learn, engage, and dive in. Read on for ideas, tutorials, and inspiration to enjoy teaching.
Analyzing and interpreting data are important science practices. Teach kids to measure, compute, compare, use tables and create graphs. Then they can quantify their experiments. (more…)Read More
How can you use models in science? It’s easy! Diagrams and 3-D representations make meaningful connections for kids. Additionally, you can weave analogies into your teaching. Let’s take a look…Read More
Teaching convection of heat? Give kids get hands-on experiences. Start with simple experiments. Then discuss characteristics. In this form of energy transfer, warm air or water rises. (more…)Read More
Figuring out how to teach conduction of heat? Start with hands-on experiments. Then discuss characteristics. In this form of energy transfer, objects must touch. (more…)Read More