Category Archives: science

Apparently Blubber Tastes Like…

  So I was doing some research for a project I’m working on about polar animals, and I came across this random tidbit of information about blubber. Now, this is according to Wikipedia, and I couldn’t find it in another … Continue reading

Posted in science | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fairy Tale STEM Pictures

OK, I finally got my Fairy Tale STEM bundle updated with pictures. Here are some pics if you’re looking for ideas! Jack and the Beanstalk: Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Little Red Riding Hood: Gingerbread Man: Rapunzel: Hansel and Gretel: Little … Continue reading

Posted in science | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What is a Scientist?

At the beginning of each year, we would begin science with a unit on “What is a Scientist?” Here is a simple anchor chart that you can use.   Anchor charts are an important learning tool and should be more … Continue reading

Posted in science | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Build Your STEM Kits at Dollar Tree

STEM engineering projects are engaging, and they encourage students to think critically. One of the challenges for teachers, though, is that they often require materials that probably aren’t on the supply list. Fortunately, there is a lot you can do … Continue reading

Posted in science | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

STEM Ideas that are More Than a Worksheet

What do YOU know about STEM? Me, I am learning more about it because I love the idea of it. When I was in the classroom, I had never heard about it, although I did STEM-like activities. They weren’t called … Continue reading

Posted in science, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

winter sports, meet science

Let me start off by saying that I have never in my life ice skated and am not sure if I ever will. First off, I grew up in Florida, so there’s not much opportunity. Secondly, I have a hard … Continue reading

Posted in science, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

freebie friday…jack and the parachute!

It’s Friday. Oh yeah. I always liked doing fun, hands-on science and critical thinking activities in my classroom, and I was always on the lookout for more resources. This summer I decided I would just create my own. Here is … Continue reading

Posted in science, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

the common core invasion

We just got home from a vacation in New England. Spent some time in Boston and drove into the mountains of New Hampshire and up the coast of Maine. Absolutely beautiful! And hot, hot, hot! I thought we would be … Continue reading

Posted in reading, science, social studies | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

science, meet writing

It is so hard to fit everything into a school day, I was always happy when I could find ways to overlap a little bit. You know teach a little bit of social studies in reading class or vice versa. … Continue reading

Posted in science, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

science and show-and-tell, together?

Do you remember show-and-tell as a kid? How exciting it was to bring in things from home? I was a shy kid, and I hated talking in front of the class, but I would man up on show-and-tell days. It … Continue reading

Posted in science | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment