Strawberry Patch Science

Educational Innovations Blog

By Jared Hottenstein

Science really is everywhere – even in a strawberry patch! But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s start at the beginning.

I’m afraid of lunch ladies.  They’re intimidating.  I guess you need to be if you’re dealing with hundreds of hungry kids in a small cafeteria.  As a kid, I usually kept my head down and brown-bagged it (unless it was pizza day).  I didn’t want to do anything to upset the ladies who ran the lunchroom.  I carried that fear with me even after I became a teacher. 

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Surprising Science for Kids

Donna Giachetti, Educational Innovations

By Donna Giachetti

If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a hundred times:  students retain more when they can see, hear, and touch what they’re learning about.  And when the topic is science, there’s PLENTY of opportunities for hands-on exploration!  That’s the essential nugget of why we created our Surprising Science for Kids series:  to give students a learning experience they won’t forget.

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