# Teaching Tips

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## Pitch Is Easy to Teach with These Activities

These simple pitch activities are fun and easy to teach. In no time, your third, fourth, or fifth grade students will understand high and low sounds. (more…)

## 3 Simple Activities for Teaching Amplitude of Sound

Teaching amplitude of sound can be fun and easy – but it’s noisy! Try these three activities to illustrate that greater force yields greater amplitude. (more…)

## What Direction Do Sound Waves Travel? All Directions!

Your kids may wonder, “What direction do sound waves travel?” With just a few fun activities, they will quickly discover that sound waves travel in all directions. (more…)

## What Is Sound Energy? Fun Activities for Kids

Your kids may wonder, “What is sound energy?” With just a few fun activities, they will quickly discover that sound is a vibration. (more…)

## New Science Practices – 8 Ways to Teach Them

New science practices include the old scientific method (in more flexible terms). Additionally, you’ll find some new processes. Let’s take a look at the eight practices. In addition, we’ll explore…

## Information in Science – How to Use It with Kids

Information in science, the standards say, should be obtained, evaluated, and communicated. But how can you do this without a bunch of research papers? Think outside the box! Instead of…

## Scientific Argument – How to Encourage It

How can you encourage scientific argument in an elementary classroom? First, continuously refine arguments based on evidence. Second, foster critical thinking. Let kids judge, critique, argue, and communicate in your…

## Constructing Explanations – Sure Ways to Do It

Constructing explanations in science trips kids up. After all, how can you explain complex phenomena? Try these surefire ways to do it. First, ask them to observe relationships. Second, change…

## How to Teach Math in Science – A Few Examples

Trying to teach math in science? First, measure multiple properties. Second, use computation. Third, look for patterns. And fourth, graph. Read on for a few specific examples. (more…)

## Analyzing and Interpreting Data – How to Teach Science Practices

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…)