We're just about 2 months away from the total solar eclipse that will cover a small stripe of the U.S., including a swath of Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and Missouri. If you aren't up on the big news, head over to the Exploratorium website to get excited about it, and use this video for a quick … Continue reading Solar Eclipse Countdown!
I just learned that Once Upon an Earth Science Book is included in NSTA's 20-20-20 sale (that's 20% off their top 20 books for 20 days). You can see the entire list here. Just use promo code DEC20 by (wait for it...) December 20th. Once Upon an Earth Science Book contains 12 lessons with a … Continue reading Once Upon an Earth Science Book-Sale!
Just a few weeks ago, I was discussing with another teacher recently about how powerful it can be to use local geologic examples with students, but regretting how much time it takes to research. Then Lo and Behold, the NSTA newsletter highlights this resource: Teacher Friendly Guides to the Earth Science of the United States. … Continue reading Local Geology Guides
Is it gold? Gold is heavier than pyrite, so it should feel heavy in your hand. Stick a needle in it. Gold is soft, malleable, and won't chip. Likewise, the edges of its crystals smooth easily, so it's rare to find sharply defined crystals. Gold is shiny even when it is dry and in the … Continue reading Who wore it better? (the errata edition)
It's been a busy summer, and I haven't even had time to post on all the things I've been up to. But now I have some big news: I am finally ready to start field testing Once Upon an Earth Science Book. If you would like to be a field test teacher, please contact me … Continue reading Field Test Teachers for Once Upon an Earth Science Book