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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!


Wild Animal Webcam Ideas


Educational Innovations Blog

By Jared Hottenstein

Of all the branches of science we teach, life science presents the greatest hands-on challenges.  You can always pick up a classroom set of Educational Innovations’ Owl Pellets, but bringing live animals into the classroom is a tricky proposition.  Online learning is the perfect opportunity for students to explore the world of life science—especially through a streaming webcam!  Think of it as your students getting the chance to watch “life science celebrities.”  Students can tune in once a day—or once a week—to see what new snack mama eagle brought back to the nest. 

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Fails, Flubs, and Learning (the Hard Way) that Science is Not an Exact Science


Educational Innovations Blog

By Jared Hottenstein

Have you ever watched science experiment videos on YouTube?  Chances are good that everything works perfectly.  So you grab some materials and try the same experiment at your kitchen table.  But it doesn’t work like it did in the video!  What gives?  The reality is that most science YouTubers edit out the bloopers and fails.  To put it bluntly, science is not always an exact science. 

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“Keep It Simple” Science Ideas


Educational Innovations Blog

By Jared Hottenstein

I imagine every science teacher has occasionally wrestled with the urge to “Go Big or Go Home.”  Who doesn’t want to deliver a majestic display of science that leaves our students speechless?  But I’d like to propose another well-known expression: “Keep It Simple, Stupid.”  (Actually, I’m going to soften it to “Keep It Simple Science.”)

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Your Custom Idea Is Our Mission!


Donna Giachetti, Educational Innovations

By Donna Giachetti

Even our most devoted customers may not realize that Educational Innovations is a leader when it comes to creating custom science kits upon request.  Sure, we have a catalog with hundreds of products, but in truth, there’s no limit to what we can offer our customers.  Have an idea for a hands-on kit featuring feathers, magnets, ping pong balls and pipets?  Sure!  Need delivered to your students’ home?  No problem!

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databot = Science at Home and Beyond!


By Ashley Pereira, MS Ed.

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to engage your students in real world STEM (and declutter your prep room), you need the databot ™!  As a science teacher, my prep room was literally stacked to the ceiling with stuff I never used—especially bulky probeware and attachments.  While the potential was there, those materials were just too difficult to use in the classroom. No such problem with the databot ™!

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