Dollar Store STEM: Topographic Maps

Dollar Store STEM: Topographic Maps

I love fun foam sheets.  Thankfully, my dollar store keeps me well stocked with them.  This time, we used them in fourth grade to make 3D topographic maps.  They are VERY easy to make.  All you need are some foam sheets in different colors, scissors, glue, sharpies,...
Homemade Fossils In Fourth Grade

Homemade Fossils In Fourth Grade

My fourth grade students are incredibly lucky.  They are going on a field trip to Mantua’s Inversand Fossil Dig.  They will have a chance to learn about fossil formation, and even dig for their own fossils.  I wish I was going on this trip! Because they are...
Making Cell-fies!

Making Cell-fies!

Yes, I know it’s cheesy, but we are making cell-fies in sixth grade!  My students are learning about plant and animal cells, and since one of the NGSS standards is to make a model of a cell, I decided to do just that. Since my shrinky dink project did not work...
Candy Corn Volcanos

Candy Corn Volcanos

Yesterday was a fun day in the lab.  We truly stuck to our motto of  ‘If you’re not making a mess, you’re not doing it right!’  One of the messier labs of the day was making a candy corn volcano with one of my self contained classes.  Over the...