You Said It! Back to School 2019 Product Reviews


You Said It! Product Reviews - Educational Innovations Newsletter

It’s one of the realities of being a teacher: you can never have enough pencils, stickers or motivational goodies to hand out on special occasions.

Our safety equipment, timers, coffee mugs and colorful lab coats are year-round favorites, but they’re especially popular at the beginning of a school year.  Read on for rave reviews from science teachers, parents, and self-proclaimed science geeks.

If you have a favorite Educational Innovations product, let us know!  We’d love to share your review with your fellow teachers and science lovers.

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The Small, HUGE World of databot™


by Robert O. Grover

Educational Innovations is delighted to introduce the databot™.  This little cube may be small, but it’s a fantastically powerful tool for all kinds of scientific research.

In this blog we have highlighted some of the awesome ideas folks have submitted for how they would use the databot.  So relax and scroll through a few pages of magnificent ideas from teachers and STEM lovers like you!  As you read, ask yourself, “What might I do with my own databot?” Read the rest of this entry »


Priming the Pump: Using Anticipatory Sets in Teaching about Electricity


by Roy Bentley and Ken Crawford

Madeline Hunter (1916–1994) was an American educator who developed a model for teaching and learning that was widely adopted by schools and is still used today.  Hunter believed that teachers made hundreds of decisions every day in their teaching.  Over time, she created a system to assist teachers in making those decisions.  She called her system “Instructional Theory into Practice.”  ITIP gives teachers concrete methods to improve their instruction.  You can use ITIP with any subject, including—in our case—teaching the basics of electricity.

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July 20, 1969: My Apollo 11 Memories


By Ted Beyer

There are certain days in history that pretty much anyone who was alive at the time can remember as though it was yesterday.  Times of trial and triumph.  Heart-wrenching times like September 11th, or the day Kennedy was shot, or the Challenger.  And then there is the day that we landed on the Moon.

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Sound and Waves in the News


Sound and Waves in the News - Educational Innovations BlogWant to get your students revved up over the science of sound?  This area of science has so much to explore, with more advances every day.  Enjoy this collection of news related to recent discoveries about sound and waves.

If you find an interesting article on this subject, please share it with us in the comments below!

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