Entries by Susan Wells

Presley Loves the Spangler Science Club

One of our very favorite fellow YouTubers, ActOutGames, has reviewed several hot toys and kit of the month subscription boxes. They have even honored us with several reviews of Sick Science kits and Spangler Science Club. We always look forward to every video that Presley and her dad produce and really enjoy their reviews. Here’s […]

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How to Use Popcorn to Teach Rates

by Christy McGuire, Contributor This time of year, students’ minds are starting to drift to the upcoming Thanksgiving Holidays. Why not use popcorn to channel a little of that excitement into your classroom? Use popcorn to teach graphing, rate, and slope. Let your students eat your props, and you will quickly be one of the […]

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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!) […]

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, […]

Spangler Passion Project – the Winner!

Congratulations to our winner, Mr. Cookson from Kings Glen Elementary! You are our grand prize winner. For Mr. Cookson all of our finalists – we will be in touch with you (or the people who nominated you) by the end of the week.  Thank you to everyone who nominated and voted for your favorite teacher. Our […]