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STEM Lesson – Insect Ecosystem & 3-D Printing

Today we started our first lesson that includes 3-D printing!  I am very excited, and so are my students.  For this lesson, fourth graders are learning about ecosystems and the animals and insects that live there.  Students choose an ecosystem to research, and design a new insect for that place.  They have to complete a field journal with information about their …

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STEM Lesson – Monster Genetics

Another day, another genetics lesson.  I love this topic, and there are so many neat ways to teach it.  This …

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STEM Lesson – The Circulatory System Game

I had a request from a fourth grade teacher for a STEM lesson about human body systems.  Since that’s a …

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STEM Lesson – Easter Egg Genetics

I had a great STEM lab today, trying out one of my new genetics lessons.  One of my sixth grade …

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STEM Lesson – Edible DNA

My sixth grade students are learning about DNA and genetics this trimester, and we’ve got a bunch of great labs …

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15 Free STEM Tools For Teachers & Students

This weekend I presented a webinar for SimpleK12 on one of my favorite topics – STEM.  They asked me to …

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Wednesday Workshop – Tech Tools For Struggling Learners

This Wednesday’s workshop focussed on tools for struggling learners that are available in Chrome.  We looked at some of my …

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How Do You Keep 6th Graders Engaged For An Hour? Digital Microscopes!

My 6th grade students are learning about cells in science this trimester.  This year, thanks to a successful Donor’s Choose …

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Ozobots in Action

Thanks to a successful Donors Choose project, I received ten Ozobots this week.  These disgustingly cute little robots are very …

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STEM Lab – Egg Drop Challenge

This week I started our first Grade Level Challenge.  Our fifth grade students will be designing Mars Landers to safely …

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Wednesday Workshop – Google Hangouts

Here’s the handout from today’s workshop on Google Hangouts!

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