Science Scavenger Hunts


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By Jared Hottenstein

How do you make online learning interactive?  I wrestled with that question when my classroom became a computer screen.  Science is everywhere, but we seldom take the time to stop and think about it. 

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Science Gifts for the Holidays


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By Donna Giachetti

With holidays approaching, it’s time to make up my list (and check it twice) of the loved ones I’d like to celebrate with gifts.  Sure, some ambitious folks may already have their holiday shopping “in the bag,” so to say. But for the rest of us, here are some unique ideas for science-based gifts.

A quick visit to Educational Innovations’ HOLIDAY LAB always puts me in a festive mood.  There are Gifts for Geeks, a plethora of Stocking Stuffers, a special section devoted to Puzzles and Games, and more!

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Building Bridges with Spaghetti


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By Donna Giachetti

When you think of spaghetti, what comes to mind?  Delicious swirls of long pasta coated with your favorite sauce?  Or… bridges?  Yes, bridges!  Creating a spaghetti bridge is a tried-and-true engineering challenge that can be done by students of all ages.  The opportunities for variables—and STEM learning—are (nearly) endless!

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What to Know about Things that Glow


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By Laurie Neilsen

Who doesn’t love things that glow? Around this time every year, we get a lot of questions about how to make various objects glow in the dark.  Which products will glow longest?  Which are best for mixing with liquids?  How do they work?  Fear not!  The answers are here.

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Teaching at Home? Adaptation is Key


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By Donna Giachetti

Adaptation. As science teachers, we know what it means.  According to Biology Online, adaptation is “the process or the state of adjusting or changing to become more suited to an environment; the trait as a result of the process.” 

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