EDITOR’S NOTE: At Educational Innovations, we are always looking for creative new teaching ideas to use in the science classroom. Like you, we know how cool science is—the trick is to communicate that sense of excitement and discovery to our students. Here is a social media-based classroom project that we thought our readers might enjoy. Let us know what you think!
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By Ronald Carrier
Eighth grade life science students researched life scientists such as Charles Darwin, Dian Fossey, Steve Irwin, Gregor Mendel, and Joseph Lister.
7th grade physical science students researched science icons such as Sir Isaac Newton, Andres Celsius, Dmitri Mendeleev, and Albert Einstein.
Completed copies of these science icons were placed on the hallway bulletin board.
My students had a blast working on this science icons assignment!
Ronald Carrier is a Middle School Science Educator and Science Olympiad Advisor at St. Paul’s Episcopal School, Lakeview, LA