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Science Fair Project! Getting parents and teachers on board

There are three words you can utter that will change the look on a teacher's face, and on a parent's face, and those words are — Science Fair Project. You can see the beads of sweat start to appear on the forehead. Teachers know they will…
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Teachers need learning too - say yes to staff development

I think the #1 thing an elementary teacher can do today to be a better teacher is to go to as many professional staff development opportunities as possible. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) conference is one of the best to prepare…
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Edutainment: injecting entertainment into learning

Edutainment - good word or bad? Well, it depends on whom you talk to. The 1950s teaching style of "˜sit down, shut up and learn' was how it was. Kids learned and absorbed information because they didn't have as many things going on as today.…
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Float or Sink: A Science Lesson at Water World

You might have heard about high school students conducting science experiments at the amusement park. It's a great way for physics students to take measurements and record data from the rides as the learn about Newton's Laws of Motion. There's…

Volcano Science Experiments

When it comes to kids and science fair projects, the classic "Erupting Volcano" wins hands down. There just something magical about mixing vinegar and baking soda to create a foaming bed of lava. However, if you're looking for more than just…