Back Yard Movers & Groovers

There is a myth in the education and STEM world that young children cannot learn higher order skills like data collection or animal classification. Many people say it is too much for them to grasp. In my experience, they absolutely can! Children in the 3 to 6 year old range are naturally extremely curious and... Continue Reading →

Life is Riotous

Life is riotous. It is a perpetual symphony, At times is a cacophony, At others, a harmony. Yet, like a butterfly who dances in the sunlight, dazzling and full of vitality, it is also fleeting. Blink and you may miss a lifetime. ~ Katie Dion Today is National Wildlife Day here in the U.S. It... Continue Reading →

The Boiling Hot Deep

Yes, I just used the term ‘boiling hot’ to describe the deep ocean. And no, it is not a typo. While the vast majority of the deep ocean is indeed very cold, that is not true for its entirety. Along major ocean basins lie long series of underwater mountains, or ridges. Along these ridges scientists... Continue Reading →

Liquid Earth

Simulated Sea Surface Rising As I discussed in my previous post, Teaching Tricky Topics, climate change can be a very tricky subject to teach. But rather than shy away from it, I recommend being strategic about it. By focusing only on the strictly scientific principles involved, using hands-on activities students can experience with their own... Continue Reading →

Teaching Tricky Topics

Climate Change is a tricky topic to teach - I'm sure this doesn't come as a great shock to any of you. Everyone seems to be very divided, with opinions running the full gauntlet. Things are so divided that I've met teachers that have said they do not even teach about it, fearing push back.... Continue Reading →

Twilight Strolls

Hazy twilight strolls, When day and night gently caress each other, In perfect harmony, Like lovers grown old together.   ~ Katie Dion

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