Last summer, the Georgia Department of Education put together a team to write a series of literacy learning cycles in the style of my Once Upon a Science Book series. These fantastic resources include a science activity, a science article with a related reading skill, a specific writing skill, and a writing assignment. They truly … Continue reading Free, Print-Ready Science/Reading/Writing Lesson Plans from the Georgia DOE
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Stuck-At-Home Engineering Challenges
Stuck-at-home? Try these engineering challenges! #RecycledScience #FreeActivities
Free Resources for Kids Stuck at Home
Some science to try with your dog or cat while you are stuck at home!
Portable Staff Development
About a year and a half ago, I created a series of short videos on integrating reading, writing and science for the Georgia Department of Education. Apparently, the GA DOE has an amazing and long vetting process before they can share media, but those videos are now up and running. I'm really glad to have … Continue reading Portable Staff Development
Decatur Book Festival
SCBWI (the children's writers organization) is having a booth at the Decatur Book Festival! If you are looking for some kid-centered activities, check out our offerings at booth #405. I will be unveiling Cat Science Unleashed: fun activities to do with your feline friend (releasing August 27!), so come by Saturday at 3:20 for some … Continue reading Decatur Book Festival
Awesome summer adventure for Georgia middle school teachers!
I LOVE Sapelo Island, and if I could, I would do this one in a heartbeat. Complete with stipend. Here's the announcement: 2019 Middle School Marine Science (MS)2 Summer Workshop The 2019 Middle School Marine Science (MS)2 Summer Workshop is accepting registrations from middle school earth and life science teachers interested in exploring the topic of marine science as … Continue reading Awesome summer adventure for Georgia middle school teachers!
Chat with a National Geographic Explorer
National Geographic has a ton of resources for educators. I am working on getting their educator certification, so I will highlight more of them later. But one that caught my eye was the ability to have your class chat with a Nat Geo explorer. Each month, National Geographic picks a theme and highlights the work … Continue reading Chat with a National Geographic Explorer
Teaching Primary Sources (in primary school!)
I usually highlight science opportunities on this blog, but I did a primary sources workshop with this organization a few years ago, and it was fantastic. I wanted to make this opportunity known in case there are elementary school teachers who want to improve their skills and knowledge of teaching with primary sources. See, Think, … Continue reading Teaching Primary Sources (in primary school!)
Science Friday Boards the School Bus
It’s time to answer the age-old question of who would win between an Olympic sprinter, tortoise, car, you, and a volcano. Science Friday, Explosion Math Science Friday launched an educational division last year, in which they have classroom educators build classroom activities around content from the show. Explosion Math is one of my favorites: definitely … Continue reading Science Friday Boards the School Bus