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Third Graders' Creativity Shines in Invention Convention

Move over Shark Tank inventors and patent attorneys get ready for some amazing, new kid-invented products. Third graders at Wilder Elementary in Littleton, Colorado joined Steve early one morning to share their inventions and solutions to common…

Wild About Rocket Boys - Wilder Elementary Students Honor Homer Hickam's Passion for Science

Houston, we have lift-off! The fourth graders at Wilder Elementary in Littleton, Colorado, invited me to participate in their annual paper rocket launch. This 4th grade unit is inspired by the original rocket boy, Homer Hickam. Instead of using…
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Tie-Dye Shirts Made Easy

If you've ever made your own tie-dye shirt, you know that it can be a real mess... especially if you're using the right chemistry to make really vivid looking shirts. While I'm no tie-dye expert, I learned from three people who used to travel…

Wild About Tie Dye

Lots of kids learn how to do tie dye, but the fifth graders at Wilder Elementary got a dose of art and science today when yours truly and art teacher extraordinare, Jill Day, approached the activity from a slightly different angle. You won't…

Students Learn Mom Was Right - Wash Your Hands

The students at Wilder Elementary in Littleton, Colorado proved that Mom is right, "Wash your hands with soap and warm water!"? The third grade class did an experiment using Petri dishes prepared with agar (a seaweed derivative). Agar is an…