Teachers Advocate Stealing?

I just returned from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) convention in Dallas and the experience was fantastic. The convention organizers knocked everyone's socks off with a first rate conference. But there was one little probelm.…

Great Workshop at NSTA 2005

What do you get when you cram 83 teachers into a small room with an endless supply of kitchen chemistry ingredients? You get an outstanding teacher workshop at the NSTA 2005 convention in Dallas. Kathy Denman, Mary Pat Weingardt, and John Walsh…

10,315 Missing Teachers

If your child's science teacher is not at school today, I'll put 10 to 1 odds that you'll find the teacher in Dallas, Texas. Why? It's the gathering place for close to 25,000 of the best science teachers in the world! Dallas is host to the National…

How to Make the Perfect Leprechaun Trap

You can try to trap those pesky little mischief makers, but they always seem to get away. Jack, my son and leprechaun hunter, came home from school several weeks ago with a mission: create a leprechaun trap. From the very start, he wanted…

Beware of Fake Snow Knock-Offs

Our customer service reps are frequently asked the difference between our Insta-Snow and the other fake snow products available on the market. The answer is simple. There is only one Insta-Snow® powder, as indicated by that circle "R" thing.…
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Classroom Behavior Management with Shake-Up Bottle

We enjoy sharing ideas from teachers that combine their creative methods with our science materials. Our materials are used well beyond the science experiments they were originally created for and used for a variety of unique ideas such as classroom…
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Stop Squeezing Science in Elementary Education

Fourth Graders in the United States Show No Gain in Science in 10 Years Science instruction must be an important and integral subject throughout a student's entire education. The subject is doubled up with social studies or pushed into…
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Science Questions Lead to Discovery

We receive a lot of emails and questions as science fair projects near their deadline. Many parents and their children are looking for answers to their science questions. Some give up the quest and take on an easier project. Others, like this…

How would you like $10,000?

Amgen, the world's largest biotechnology company, has opened nominations for the 2005 Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence. Amgen realizes the critical role teachers play in motivating students to explore science and pursue science-related…

Water Can Explode in the Microwave

Did you know that heating water in the microwave can actually be dangerous? While sharing this story with audiences, I've learned that many people have had similar experiences but never understood why the water just blew up. It's an important…