We Want YOU!

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By Tami G. O’Connor

Do you have something you’d like to tell us? Are you ready to share your story with your fellow teachers?

It could be a unique lesson that your students love. Or a clever anecdote about teaching that others might enjoy. Do you have a favorite science gadget or demo that gets your students revved up and ready to learn?

Please tell us! You can write to us at newsletters@TeacherSource.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Using Scientific Research Articles as a Teaching Tool

By Srividhya Sundaram

How can I connect my students with the latest scientific research in an engaging, unforgettable way?  I have often wrestled with this question.  While some of my attempts to bring scientific research articles into my classroom have failed, there are others that do the job nicely.  In fact, a few efforts stand out!  That’s what I would like to share with you:  an effective way to use science articles as a tool that makes student comprehension more visible… and offers curious young minds a valuable peek into the world of research.

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Simple Machines are Simply Everywhere

Educational Innovations Blog

By Jared Hottenstein

The science of simple machines is simply everywhere—in our homes, on the playground, at school, in our doctor’s office, and countless other places.  We live with simple machines, often without even knowing it.

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Alien Fluids – An Online Activity

Alien Fluids Online Activity - Educational Innovations Blog

By Melanie Pearlman

It’s a scene you don’t often see in a science class: 13- and 14-year-olds flailing their arms about wildly like crazy aliens.  It’s only Day One of the activity and they’re hooked by the goofiness allowed.  That’s just one of the reasons why I look forward to my Alien Fluids unit every year.  It also really sharpens students’ investigative skills and calls on them to think critically and logically. 

But how was I to conduct this days-long experimentation activity remotely this year?

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Hydropower Ideas for the Classroom… and the World

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By Captain Roy Bentley

Renewable energy is a hot topic around the world.  What IS renewable energy?  As you probably already know, it is energy sourced by a power that is not depleted when used.  As nations strive to reduce the impact of CO2 and other pollutants on the Earth, there’s a global push toward zero emission energy sources.  In other words, renewable energy.

Examples of renewable energy are Wind, Solar, Tidal, Geothermal, and Hydropower.  

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Science Scavenger Hunts

Educational Innovations Blog

By Jared Hottenstein

How do you make online learning interactive?  I wrestled with that question when my classroom became a computer screen.  Science is everywhere, but we seldom take the time to stop and think about it. 

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