One of the biggest challenges that I have found as an educator is connecting with my students. Because I am an authority figure and have a responsibility to keep a professional distance from those I teach, it is hard to find a way to bypass this formality. However, I found that if I demonstrate my […]
Creating a lesson plan is the foundation for developing a quality educational program. A great lesson plan needs to meet the three “Es” of teaching, educate, engage and entertain. Lesson plans that do not incorporate all three of these Es are less effective than those that do. Fortunately there are simple and cheap methods that […]
While many students may not think much about the science of poop, poop is actually an interesting compound made up of food waste, bacteria and digestive enzymes. Poop’s composition is based on what the animal that produced it ate. Animals that are carnivores or omnivores have poop that has more nitrogen and odor producing molecules […]
The Internet has so many fabulous applications that can be used for teaching kids about science that it can be difficult to keep up with new developments. One of the latest applications to be added to the online repertoire of teaching tools is called Pinterest.com. (you need to ask for an invite when you get […]
A classroom is a social group that is constantly exposed to the educational influences of the school. The students make up a very specific social group that is governed by educational relationships. These relationships are based on the interpersonal relationships between the students but also on the relationship between the students and their teacher. Even […]
Today is Halloween and it is a day for fun. As you trick or treat your way through the day think about how toys and educational science gifts can be used to create fun educational activities for party days at school. For example, how about solar racing car competitions and races?
Young Scientists Club Curriculum kits can be used to find ideas for teaching acids and bases science concepts to students. These activities can be used to supplement biology or chemistry lesson plans.
Educational science gifts can be turned into a number of educational lessons. Remote control car kits, for example, can be used to teach engineering, solar energy, electricity and even physics lessons.
Young Scientists Club Curriculum can be used to explore weight and volume. Learning how to make accurate measurements is a key skill that all students need to learn. These activities will help your students to develop this skill and to apply it to future science projects.
Some educational science gifts seem more like toys than learning tools. However, every science gift available has the potential to teach something. The amphibious solar vehicle, for example, teaches such science concepts as solar energy, renewable energy, and electricity science concepts.