Keep Your Shirt On Review Game


Tami O'ConnorBy Tami G. O’Connor

By far, my students’ favorite way to review for tests and quizzes was a game we called “Keep Your Shirt On.” I found that I was able to use this game for virtually any subject and any grade level.  No matter what subject, my students’ scores increased dramatically!  As long as your students can read, they can use this tool.

Keep Your Shirt On was a great review game before math tests (multiplication, division, addition, subtraction or properties), Social Studies (state capitals, explorers, landforms…) and especially Science!

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Using Solar Cells to Teach Series and Parallel Circuits


By Marty Mathiesen

During the electricity unit in my high school physics class, I like to do an activity in which students determine the effect of having batteries placed in a series circuit and also in a parallel circuit.  We explore questions such as What are the similarities?  The differences?  What are the advantages of each method?  Do you see any patterns?

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Engineering Discussion Starters


Discussion Starters - Educational Innovations NewsletterNeed help launching a class discussion on engineering? We’ve compiled some awesome ideas.  Some of these websites offer ready-to-go lessons… others share exciting interviews with scientists involved in engineering.  All of them are worth a visit!

If you find a worthy site that we haven’t mentioned here, please let us know in the comments section below. Read the rest of this entry »


Engineering TV


EI TV - Educational Innovations BlogWhy would someone want to become an engineer?  What do engineers do?  Videos are a great way to answer these questions.  If you’ve enjoyed videos on this topic, please share them with us!

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You Said It! Engineering Product Reviews


You Said It! Product Reviews - Educational Innovations Newsletter

We know that teachers are always looking for new ways to bring hands-on science into the classroom, and that certainly includes engineering materials.  Who doesn’t love building things?

Educational Innovations is proud to offer an unmatched array of new construction materials as well as an impressive collection of simple machines… just to name a few of our many engineering-related products.  These materials promote exploratory learning, and encourage students to stay actively engaged in their work.

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