Category Archives: Science

Watching Seeds Grow

Look at the project I saw hanging in the hallway window at school. The tinier school crew, of the preK and Kindergarten sort, made simple greenhouses using sandwich bags, paper towels, a bit of water, and seeds. Because the little … Continue reading

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Kids Can Learn About Habitats with Free Online Games

My students are currently learning about habitat. In fact, they are mapping out the school for the citizen science project YardMap. I suspect that some of my students will finish earlier than others during different parts of this classwork, so … Continue reading

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QR Code Space Game

This week is STEAM week at one of my schools. I was asked to create an optional QR code activity for students in grades 3-5. With all of the excitement over at NASA this year, I decided to make a … Continue reading

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Making Multi-Colored Crayons With Solar Energy Ovens

School is in session all summer, and it’s hot out there. So my students and I are taking advantage of the sunny skies by dabbling with a variety of solar energy projects from the National Energy Education Development Project. This … Continue reading

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A Sea Slug Story

The ocean waves were distant, leaving behind slippery boulders and pools of water on the beach. My friend and I carefully hopped from boulder to boulder taking our time to peer into the temporary aquariums left behind by low tide. … Continue reading

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A Few Saturdays Ago, Before the Temps. Hit 100 Degrees

When we were still experiencing chillier early morning hours, I spotted a small grasshopper and an itsy bitsy spider chillin’ on one of my newer desert plants.

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Sending Out the Roots, Continued…

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A long while ago, I posted about a wee baby succulent plant I discovered in my garden. Since then, I have been taking pictures of it’s progress. The plant is doing well and has many friends to grow with.

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Fifth-Grade Students Get a Head Start in Tech

Describing Felicisimo Andrion as a typical fifth grader may actually offend him. This is made evident by the Windsor knotted tie he wears to school every day. He sports a techie D.J. look – button up and untucked collared shirt, … Continue reading

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Little Owl’s Dance Party with Chickens

Little by little, I am learning how to create using SCRATCH computer programming. It is a program developed by MIT’s Lifelong Kindergarten program to teach kids how to program computers. I don’t have any background knowledge in computer programming so … Continue reading

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Sending Out the Roots

Look at what I found in the garden while harvesting baby aloe plants…    

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