Summer Science Humor


Educational Innovations Newsletter - Humor

Relax!  School is out and it’s time for some fun. Pour yourself an ice-cold lemonade, get settled into your favorite chair (or hammock) and enjoy our sizzling collection of summer science humor.  You might also get a kick out our UV Light humor page, from a previous issue of our newsletter.

If you have a favorite cartoon or joke, we invite you to share it as a comment below.

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If Science Icons Had Instagram…


Ronald Carrier headshotEDITOR’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! 

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Air Pressure Lesson


Air Pressure Lesson - Educational Innovations BlogEducational Innovations’ President and CEO, Tami O’Connor, spent many years as a science teacher in elementary and middle school classrooms.

She was also a professional airline pilot, so you can be sure she knows a few things about air pressure!

One of her favorite air pressure activities at school was the Do-It-Yourself Gyrocopter.  You can download her lesson (complete with template) by clicking on the image below.

 

Air Pressure Lesson - Educational Innovations Blog


Air Pressure Discussion Starters


Educational Innovations Newsletter - Discussion StartersThe sky (and beyond) is the limit if you’re looking to start a class discussion on air pressure!  Practically anything goes—from balloons to spacesuits, smoke rings to clouds in a bottle.

We hope you have as much fun using these air pressure discussion starters as we’ve had gathering them.

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Air Pressure Humor


Educational Innovations Newsletter - HumorWhy not insert a bit of air pressure humor into your next quiz or homework page?  Extra points for students who guess the right answers to our riddles!

If you have a favorite cartoon or joke, we invite you to share it as a comment below.

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