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...
All Aboard The FailBoat!

All Aboard The FailBoat!

I always tell my students that fail is not a bad word.  Instead of getting upset and giving up when we fail, we need to learn from our mistakes and keep trying.  This weekend was a perfect example of failure in action. I wanted to try making cell shrinky dinks with my...
Dollar Store STEM: 3D Topographic Maps

Dollar Store STEM: 3D Topographic Maps

I know I talk a lot about my 3D printers, but that’s not the only way to create in 3D.  With a few simple items from the dollar store, you can have your students create colorful three dimensional topographic maps to show contours and elevation.  What a great...