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Science Boot Camp – Teachers get a lesson in making learning fun

FALL IN! That’s what 99 elementary teachers did as they “reported for duty” at the Hands-on Science Boot Camp in Denver. The purpose… to explore new and creative science integration strategies for making science education come alive in their classrooms. Named “Operation Just Do Science,” the intensive two-day, hands-on science training targeted early childhood through […]

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9 News Science Contributor

  Steve Spangler Science Education Specialist Steve Spangler is the guy at 9NEWS KUSA-TV who makes things fizz, pop,smoke, erupt all in the name of making science fun. Steve's eye-catching science experiments are featured weekly on the 4 O'Clock Show and the Morning Show. Steve Spangler joined 9NEWS in 2001 to teach viewers creative ways to make learning […]

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How to Combine Thanksgiving and Science in your Elementary Classroom

How to Study Seeds with Popcorn by Christy McGuire, Contributor Students’ minds are turning to the holidays. You can harness some of that excitement by including some holiday-themed activities in your classroom. There are many great learning activities that follow holiday themes. Here are two activities that combine Thanksgiving and science. We love studying (eating!) […]

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Why Early Childhood Science Education is Important

Steve Spangler recently participated in #TeacherFriends Twitter chat and met some amazing teachers. Here are the questions and his longer-formatted answers about science education today. 1. Why is early childhood science education important? For young learners, science is just an extension of their everyday world. We don’t have to teach young children how to wonder, […]

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Science Craft – Halloween Bead Patterns

This cute activity is perfect for a Halloween party or crafting afternoon. We used Color Changing UV Beads in these Pony Bead Critters that can hang from backpacks, zippers, lockers, classroom ceilings, party favor bags or wherever. They will even change color in the sunlight. Here’s step-by-step instructions on how to make a skull using UV Beads. We’ve […]

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5 Food Science Ideas for Your Kitchen or Classroom

There’s a saying in my head that food is the essence of life. And since science is the understanding of life, it only makes sense that when you can involve food in your science demonstrations, projects, and experiments, you most definitely should involve food in your science demonstrations. Whether you call it kitchen science or […]