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Articles | June 9, 2017

Picnic Day is June 18th and what better way to celebrate and teach all at the same time! Encourage your students to bring lunch on the 18th and head outdoors

Articles | March 15, 2017

There is no denying that music lyrics are easier to memorize than some of the basic facts that your students are asked to remember.  Instead of fighting for their attention,

Articles | January 18, 2017

While all aquariums have the potential to be fantastic educational field trips, there are some that go above and beyond in their education programs. The list below covers eight great

Articles | December 30, 2016

The semester before I student taught, my university had an intensive block that all education majors had to attend.  One of the assignments that changed the way I thought about

Articles | October 18, 2016

Preschoolers practice basic science process skills as they explore the world. These processes are the same as adult scientists use. These skills are not a step-by-step procedure but integrated skills

Articles | August 4, 2016

Summer is great time of year to support children in the sciences by asking questions and conducting experiments. Here are three fun activities that will get your students asking questions,

Articles | February 25, 2016

  Experimentation can introduce a variety of different school subjects to the early learner both in and out of the classroom. Discovering new vocabulary words, math theories, and science concepts

Articles | September 25, 2015

  Sound walks can be done anywhere and at anytime: inside or outside and in the morning, the afternoon, or the evening. They can be done individually, with a few

Articles | May 21, 2015

  Science fills kids with wonder and excitement about the world around them.  What is a rainbow? How does a caterpillar change into a butterfly?  The end of the school

Articles | March 10, 2015

Ah, Spring!  It is getting to be the time of year when students would much rather be running around outside than sitting in a classroom.  While spending the day outdoors

Articles | March 3, 2015

  Science Fair season is quickly approaching and helping your students prepare for it can be a huge undertaking.  Since so much of the project is done outside of the

Articles | December 20, 2014

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are hot topics and areas of focus in the education community.  No matter what grade you teach, expect there to be a strong emphasis

Articles | September 1, 2014

Non-fiction texts and sites have become even more important with the implementation of recent education standards.  For teachers with a limited budget, however, providing high-quality, age-appropriate materials has posed a

Articles | June 11, 2014

Spider plants?  Ferns?  Which plants are best for the classroom?  For those teachers who are lucky enough to be allowed foliage in their classroom, deciding which plants to include in

Articles | May 13, 2013

Making science lessons come to life takes on a whole new meaning thanks to the clever thinking of Kindergarten Teacher Robin from Ellenton, FL.  She explains how she makes science

Articles | March 20, 2013

While teachers know that students love experimenting, hands-on learning, and discovering the science in the world around them, test makers have focused so much on math and reading that there

Articles | February 27, 2013

As it starts turning from winter snow to spring showers, it is the perfect time to teach students about weather.  Brainstorm with students the questions they have about weather and

Articles | February 26, 2013

With field trip budgets becoming a thing of the past, teachers are looking for creative ways to share the outside world with their students now more than ever.  One of

Articles | October 31, 2012

Finding the perfect activity ideas for your lesson plans can be tough after a long day in the classroom. If you are searching for fun, exciting new ways to incorporate

Articles | June 6, 2012

Summer is the perfect time to get outdoors and explore nature. Whether you are planning a week long summer camp with a nature lover’s theme or simply wanting to incorporate

Articles | June 1, 2012

You know your students will be online this summer, so why not help parents by giving them a list of websites that are “Teacher-Approved” for summer fun.  The 10 sites

Articles | March 9, 2012

Science experiments are always an easy way to engage students and activate learning.  Simple science experiments can be done in small groups where students can work through the scientific method

Articles | February 23, 2012

Science-it’s a subject that often will be the most difficult and most exciting to teach. When I think back to my early years as a student and my initial exposure

Articles | February 13, 2012

Integrating science across the curriculum combines science investigations with content from other subject areas.  With so many demands on teachers, the only way to squeeze in adequate science content is

Articles | October 17, 2011

Some of the best teaching ideas come from those who have spent time in the classroom!  This idea by Sally, a 4th Grade Teacher, from Greensboro, AL is no exception.

Articles | October 28, 2010

If you are thinking about adding a pet to your classroom, there are some pros and cons you may want to consider. Not every class is appropriate for a pet,

Articles | June 25, 2010

Although June is National Zoo Month, incorporating a zoo unit into your elementary or preschool lessons is a lot of fun any time of the year! These fun and interactive

Articles | June 7, 2010

With only a few days or weeks left, lesson planning can be difficult! You need some quick and easy games and lessons to keep students focused and on track. Well,

Articles | May 26, 2010

If your summer adventures or classroom lessons are taking you under the sea, try incorporating these great ocean theme activities. They are chock full of learning opportunities, skill reinforcement, and

Articles | March 23, 2010

It is never too early to start thinking about starting a classroom garden. Two of our favorite ideas come from Really Good Stuff teachers whose out-of-the-box thinking inspires their students

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