By Robert Grover
databot™ has been making friends all over the world since arriving in June 2019. One fun group of friends we have come to know this summer are the science-loving educators at Educational Innovations.
by Nancy Foote
Two of my favorite things are bubbles and balloons. I once had a part-time job delivering balloons. How I loved that job! I learned a lot about gas laws. I found out balloons take up less volume in cold weather and expand in hot weather. (Some of those lessons I learned the hard way.) I gained plenty of insight into people… and tips… and, of course, balloons!
Tami O’Connor, EI’s Educator-in-Chief, swears by this brain stumper activity as an icebreaker lesson for the first day of school.. Getting it ready is simple… but figuring it out isn’t quite as easy!
The beginning of a new school year is a great time to consider fresh ways to motivate your students—and yourself! It’s also a time to have some fun. After all, in just a few days, the lesson plans and homework assignments will begin in earnest. Our goal is to inspire you and make you laugh with these videos.
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For teachers, back to school means getting ready for new students whose names, faces, and learning styles you haven’t yet learned. For students, it’s often a nervous time—will they fit in? Who will be their new friends? We’ve collected some wonderful team-building activities here. They’ll make the first days of school more productive while getting your students ready for a fantastic year of science learning (and FUN)!
If you have any team-building activities or classroom ice breakers related to science, we’d love to hear about them! Please add them in the Comments section below.