Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes is a geek-chic look at Spangler’s latest collection of tricks and try-it-at-home activities that reveal the secrets of science in unexpected ways. Amazing photographs accompany the step-by-step instructions, and simple explanations uncover the how-to and why for each activity. Make potatoes fly, bowling balls float, and soda explode on command.
Some of us grew up with fantastic science teachers. Mrs. Russell, Mr. Steward, and Mr. Landis are names that you won’t necessarily recognize, but they’re the three science teachers I’ve had in my entire lifetime. I will never forget them, because they were and are awesome science teachers. (Forget the fact that I graduated with less than 20 kids in my [...]
Our blog editor (and my favorite contributor), Susan Wells, recently wrote an article about kindergarteners being banned from science fairs. Susan does a great job of reporting on science happenings that truly stike a nerve. In response to many of your comments, Susan asked if I would share an overview of a long-term research project that I'm working on with students, [...]
By Guest Blogger: Karen Bantuveris, VolunteerSpot
Mad Science Meets Crazy Easy Student Science Fair Planning
Building extravagant dioramas and goo filled volcano models is only half the battle for creating a successful science fair. There’s a lot of work that goes into coordinating and planning this staple of elementary school life, and this post is dedicated to making it an easily navigable event [...]
With strong parent support and amazing teachers to encourage a love for science, Roxborough Elementary is celebrating the largest participation in their Science fair this year.
Science fair can be a daunting event for both students and their parents. But participating in science fair doesn't have to be scary. All it takes is a question to get started. It can be a [...]
What are It's science fair time around the country and my son Jack came home from kindergarten wanting to do a project. We landed an idea and decided to blog his "journey" for the week. Jack's Science Fair Project is filled with pictures and Quicktime videos showing his daily progress. We created the blog on Saturday February 12th [...]
A few weeks ago, Steve Spangler received a tweet from an elementary school teacher:
April Von Maxey teaches fourth grade science at Tavares Elementary School in Tavares, Florida. She is a tad biased, because it is also the school she attended as a child. Mrs. Von Maxey teaches alongside many of her grade school teachers.
Last year, the superintendent challenged all elementary schools [...]
By Blog Editor Susan Wells
Earlier this week I had the extreme pleasure of shadowing some students from Rooney Ranch Elementary who came to our office before appearing on the Denver NBC affiliate 4:00 news program. The students' were chosen to appear for their creative science fair projects and speaking abilities.
The students arrived with their parents at our offices around 3:00p.m. A [...]
With spring fast approaching, the volunteer season is kicking into high gear — and parents are getting called on to volunteer from multiple directions.
Are you planning a science fair or science birthday party this spring? Maybe it’s an end of year class party or a field trip. Whatever it is, you will rely on the help from volunteers.
All the organization involved [...]
At the beginning of May, we asked you to nominate your favorite science teacher for our Teacher Appreciation Award. The entries came pouring in, and we are excited to spotlight our winners. Huge thanks to everyone who participated! We found some truly remarkable teachers out there and we are excited to feature them here... and each of our winners gets a [...]
Welcome to the 209th edition of the Carnival of Education!
In a way, every good school is like a big Science Fair; in every room, and for each lesson, teachers have a lesson plan hypothesis - and often, more than one, on a daily basis. Each hypothesis is tested using a group of students variables, some [...]