Connections in Education

Sometimes I feel like several different people when I talk or think about education.  Most of me can't even begin to comprehend how anyone could not want to learn as much as possible, every passing moment.  Some of me can understand how a…
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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…
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A Meteorite Hit My House

It's true. A meteorite hit my house in Colorado and I survived the impact. Okay, so maybe the meteorite was small in size... very small... so small you'd need a microscope to see it... but I was hit. Chances are your house has been hit by a…
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Test the Power of Sunscreen with UV Color Changing Beads

Mom always warned you to never look at the sun, but what are you to do when your teacher encourages it? Don't worry... the kids are in the capable hands of Solar Science expert and teacher, Jim Stryder. I recently met up with Jim at the Western…
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Teachers Receive Hands-on Science Training

Summer vacation was cut short one day for 117 Florida teachers in Brevard County. Why? Blame Steve Spangler.                       Teachers returned…

The Science of Learning Through Play

I occasionally get the honor and privilege of being the “helping dad” in my sons' classrooms. I don’t know how much “helping” goes on when I’m at school because I find myself playing with the best of them. It doesn’t take long…