Brain Breaks

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We started our state testing last week and oh… my… goodness. The kids are (mostly) doing a fantastic job of diligently working on problems, rereading their answers and showing what they know. But it requires a lot of brain power and by the end of it they are in desperate need of a brain break. …

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Modeling Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

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In January, I did the Modeling Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration activity created by the California Academy of Sciences.   For the full activity, visit their website here. I first saw this activity demonstrated at the California Science Teachers Association Conference back in October.  Students use ping bong balls to represent atoms and egg cartons to hold …

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Differentiating for Struggling Students in a Science Classroom

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Yesterday, I posted on Instagram asking for questions that you had about differentiation.  The questions fell into two basic camps: How do you support struggling students and students with IEPs in a science classroom? How do you support students who aren’t being challenged by your regular curriculum? This post is designed to help you with …

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