What’s newsworthy about summer? Well, aside from the fact that it’s time to relax, it’s also the time of year when we typically see more shooting stars… more droughts… more wildfires… more bugs… and (dare we say it?) more shark attacks. We don’t have a crystal ball, but these are our predictions for Summer Science in the news.
What’s more summery than watermelon? These fun lessons from the National Watermelon Promotion Board are perfect summer science activities and can be modified depending upon the grade range you’re teaching.
by: Donna Giachetti
Albert Einstein famously said,
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
At Educational Innovations, we agree wholeheartedly. Our company was founded by a master teacher in 1994. Today it’s still run by a dedicated crew of teachers who share a passion for science… and for fostering curiosity in kids.
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!
If you have a classroom-tested idea for teaching science that you’d like to share with fellow teachers and science lovers, please leave a comment below or email us at socialmedia@TeacherSource.com. We’d love to hear from you. Read the rest of this entry »
Why not insert a bit of green science humor into your next quiz or homework page? Extra points for students who guess the right answers to our riddles!
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