What is Phenomena? Why it is anything but BORING

What is Phenomena? Why it is anything but BORING

What is phenomena? How can we as facilitators in our classroom introduce, teach, and invoke curiosity surrounding the phenomena? The answer is to get students interested in what they’re about to explore. Take this video for example. It’s cool to look at...
SEPs in Kinder: Using Mathematics in Science

SEPs in Kinder: Using Mathematics in Science

The past few weeks I have been diving into the Science & Engineering Practices and how to use them in a Kindergarten classroom. Today is no different, so let’s dive into using Mathematics in science as well as computational thinking! If you’ve just...
SEPs in Kinder: Asking Questions & Making Models

SEPs in Kinder: Asking Questions & Making Models

Diving into science instruction using the NGSS was extremely overwhelming. I was so focused on the content that I never paid attention to the cross cutting concepts or the science & engineering practices. After this post, you’ll be using SEPs in Kindergarten...
Here’s how to start using the NGSS today!

Here’s how to start using the NGSS today!

If I had known last year what I know now, my Kindergarten classroom would have been set up completely different. Last year, I did “science”. We carried out fun activities related to the theme of the week; planted seeds during our flower week, hatched...