Here's a fun engineering Forces Webquest Freebie for you. My students have been studying engineering design and how failure leads to innovation. It's been such a great start to the year because it has given us the opportunity to create the understanding that "All good structures have strong foundations" (freebie poster of this quote). We … Continue reading Engineering Forces Webquest
The Science of Sublimation... where STEM gets SPOOKY! This Halloween, engage your students (or your own kids) with an exploration of the properties of dry ice as they dive into the phase change of sublimation. Rarely observed in the Earth's normal atmospheric conditions, sublimation occurs when a solid changes directly into a gas, skipping … Continue reading Science Gets Spooky!
Valentine's Day is on the way! It's the season of sharing our love with others (which is year round really, but you get the image I'm creating here right?!), and what do I love? SCIENCE! So, here are some fun STEM challenges to share with the ones you love this season. Cupid has been working … Continue reading Cupid Needs Help!
The BIG GAMES are on their way! I love the pride that swells up every time I watch and athlete take on their lifelong Olympic dreams... and because I am such a sap, I usually end up with tears in my eyes (especially if there's a cut to the athletes parents). When I'm not an … Continue reading Explore the Science of Winter Sports
I LOVE all things holidays... I start listening to Christmas music waaaaay earlier than I probably should and twirl down the aisles of Hobby Lobby as soon as they fill their shelves with holiday joy. I've been planning some fun holiday STEM activities for the last month and I am so excited to have finished … Continue reading Hot Cocoa Science for the Holidays!
Day one of the school year is complete and I was finally able to snap some pics of my room... I am in LOVE! I have always been a fan of creating a unique home for my students with some sort of theme or even just a color combo, and this year may be my … Continue reading Classroom Reveal 2017 – Welcome to The Big Apple!
I am a sucker for a DIY project and summer is my time to indulge! This table was passed down to me and was once my parents first piece of furniture. I have memories of working on my homework while my mom prepped dinner, checking in to see if I needed any help. My husband … Continue reading Old is New Again
I quickly became a pencil snob. I don't think I fall into the "snob" category in most aspects of life, but when it comes to pencils, it's Ticonderoga or nothing. Don't you dare expect me to use a Dixon.