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Weekend Wandering 8 – App Review: Earth Primer

I’m not usually in the habit of reviewing apps, but when Earth Primer came along, I was excited enough by its prospects to give it a try. 1,568 more words

Lithosphere

NASA Spinoffs Interactive Website

NASA has a great interactive website for students to explore how technologies developed for space exploration are used to improve our daily lives. I made a handout to help guide the students through the website and learn more about items that they used or found interesting. 30 more words

Earth Science

Planet Sorting Activity - Comparing, Contrasting, and Categorizing the Planets

I used this activity last week with my 6th graders and I was happy with how the activity went. Students were engaged, challenged, and made great observations about the planets. 449 more words

Earth Science

NASA video shows how massive amounts of dust travel from the Sahara to the Amazon

How much dust blows across the Sahara Desert?

It sounds like a philosophical musing or the start of an old proverb. But it’s a question that now has a precise answer, thanks to data collected from 2007 to 2013 by  100 more words

NMWC Teacher Training

Teaching science can be really intimidating, especially for teachers who may not have taken many science classes. Trying to teach place-based science is even harder when you’re a teacher who moves to a new place! 271 more words

Experiential Learning

Learning about Local Water

Last Thursday’s field trip with Ms. Berryhill’s Earth Sciences class at McCurdy High School was entirely water-themed and introduced our students to their local water. 613 more words

Experiential Learning