Archive for April, 2014

Register by Friday, May 2 to Get a Copy of Inside the Outbreaks!

Science Educators – Opportunites to Share Out Your Best Practices!

The deadline to submit a proposal to present at CAST 2014 is coming soon!  Submit your proposals before May 15!  Click Here for more details. Also, El Paso is hosting a Mini-CAST on Sept 27, 2014.  They recognize that it’s hard for people to travel to El Paso to present, so they are looking for […]

Register Soon! Using Non-Fiction in the 3-5 Science Classroom

Let’s take time for a good book or two (or more!) as we explore nonfiction and expository texts to enhance science instruction in the 3-5 classroom. Join us as we look at a collection of titles, activities, and projects that will help student connect with a variety of science TEKS and make connections across content […]

Wondering what to do with all those leftover Peeps?

If the Easter bunny left a few too many Peeps, don’t trash them – donate them to science!  Use these Easter treats to allow your students to set up scientific experiments to discover what Peeps are really made out of!  Need some inspiration? Check out this website: http://www.peepresearch.org/ The candy could be a great opportuntity […]

Happy Earth Day!

Free printables from Time For Kids: Download these free printable activities to teach your students about environmental conservation! http://www.timeforkids.com/news/earth-day-printables/155696  

Check out this great video to inspire you for the last six weeks of school!

Tracy Cooper is a Physics teacher at Dripping Springs High School.  She inspires her students daily with creative projects that are aligned to the TEKS.  Watch the video that shows her in action and get inspired to create your own project to engage students in the last few weeks of learning! Click here to view […]

Last Chance! Don’t Miss Out on Integrating Process Skills, Every Day Every Way (K-5)!

In science, you can’t ignore the power of process skills!  Wouldn’t it be great to extend that power to other subject areas? As a matter of fact, you can!  Learn to connect and continue learning process skills through curricular connections in this session that examines the cross-over skills that impact all content areas and strengthen […]

The Chemistry of Dying Eggs!

‘Tis the season of dying eggs, so why not connect this activity to chemistry!  Show your students that chemistry really is all around them! The non-profit organization, You Be The Chemist, has a great activity that uses household products for students to test various solutions for dying eggs.  The teacher’s guide shows the connections between […]

Share out your best strategies at CAST 2014!

Every year CAST offers science teachers a great opportunity to share out best practices.  Share out what is working in your classroom by submitting a proposal to present. CAST 2014 will be held in Dallas Nov 20-22, 2014.  Submit a proposal to present now!  The deadline is May 15.  Click here for more information.

Register Soon! K-5 Integrating Process Skills, Every Day Every Way

In science, you can’t ignore the power of process skills!  Wouldn’t it be great to extend that power to other subject areas? As a matter of fact, you can!  Learn to connect and continue learning process skills through curricular connections in this session that examines the cross-over skills that impact all content areas and strengthen […]