Shark Super Powers

This multi-part activity really dives deep into the ‘super powers’ of sharks! To survive and dominate in their marine habitat as top predators, over the millennia sharks have developed several unique superpowers, or as they are most commonly known as, adaptations 😉 This activity is a dynamic, hands-on way for students to explore several of... Continue Reading →

Melting Sand

This quick and simple activity can be utilized in a variety of lesson plans. I have personally used it to demonstrate both acid rain and ocean acidification. It can be used at the beginning of a lesson to surprise and hook their interests (my recommendation), or after the lesson as a hands-on wrap up. When... Continue Reading →

The Cure for Anything #3: Family

The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea. Isak Dinesen Blood – My personal addition. Not on the original quote list, I know, but stay with me - it fits! Many of you undoubtedly know that blood is very salty – that’s why hospitals give you saline, not fresh, water drips... Continue Reading →

The Cure for Anything #2: Tears

The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea. Isak Dinesen Continuing on with the theme of self reflection, the second part of my favorite quote... Tears – This is the one I associate with passion and purpose. During the long hours of studying, the achy nights after work, the many missed... Continue Reading →

The Cure for Anything #1: Sweat

"The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea." Isak Dinesen The last few years, I have become increasingly aware of the imbalance within the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) community. Without getting into the facts and stats quite yet, let's just say that women and girls are not exactly well... Continue Reading →

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