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Joyful Science

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Release Date: 09/27/2022

Sknowledge (Snow Knowledge) show art Sknowledge (Snow Knowledge)

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I was recently reading the November/December 2022 issue of “Science Scope” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association.  In this issue, I read the “Citizen Science” column, written by Jill Nugent.  She wrote a column entitled, “Get in the “Sknow” for Science!”  The Sknowledge project was formed around the natural curiosity that studnts have for the outdoors and the snow.  The project goal is to help scientists ground truth winter weather data, one snowball at a time by measuring snow depth, air temperature, and cloud cover,...

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Three-Dimensional Learning show art Three-Dimensional Learning

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I was recently reading the November/December 2022 issue of “Science Scope” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association.  In this issue, I read the “From the Editor’s Desk” column, written by Patty McGinnis.  She wrote a column entitled, “Three-Dimensional Learning.”  The Next Generation Science Standards call for three-dimensional learning, or the intentional integration of disciplinary core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and scientific and engineering practices.

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Astronomer show art Astronomer

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I was recently reading the September/October 2022 issue of “The Science Teacher” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association.  In this issue, I read the Career of the Month column, written by Luba Vangelova.  She wrote a column entitled, “Astronomer.”   Her article focused in on Chris Carilli, an astronomer at the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array, where he uses radio-spectrum light captured by a series of antennas to study the early universe.

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Student Collaboration show art Student Collaboration

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I was recently reading the September/October 2022 issue of “Science & Children” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association.  In this issue, I read the Methods and Strategies column, written by Kathleen Easley and Jamie Lehto.  They wrote a column entitled, “Let’s Work Together.”   In this column, they addressed five research-based strategies that support successful collaboration: 1.  Establishing a culture of collaboration 2.  Setting clear expectations 3. “Making the rounds” 4.  Class...

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Barometers show art Barometers

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I was recently reading the September/October 2022 issue of “Science & Children” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association.  In this issue, I read the Science 101 column, written by Matt Bobrowsky.  He wrote a column entitled, “Do You Have a Weather-Related Activity That My Students Would Enjoy?”   In this column, Matt addressed two topics:  Air Pressure and Barometers.  This lead me to do a two-part podcast series.  The previous podcast looked at the topic of air pressure and how it can be explained to...

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Air Pressure show art Air Pressure

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I was recently reading the September/October 2022 issue of “Science & Children” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association.  In this issue, I read the Science 101 column, written by Matt Bobrowsky.  He wrote a column entitled, “Do You Have a Weather-Related Activity That My Students Would Enjoy?”   In this column, Matt addressed two topics:  Air Pressure and Barometers.  This leads me to do a two-part podcast series.  This podcast will look at the topic of air pressure and how it can be explained to...

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Joyful Science show art Joyful Science

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I was recently reading the September/October 2022 issue of “Science & Children” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association.  In this issue, I read the Editor’s Note column, written by Elizabeth Barrett-Zahn.  She wrote a column entitled, “Joyful Science.”   Remember to plan lessons, follow the curriculum, and cover the content, but don’t forget that essential element in the planning — the students.  Create space and time for them to find the joys in learning by figuring things out, debating, assessing data, developing...

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Joyful Science show art Joyful Science

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I was recently reading the September/October 2022 issue of “Science & Children” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association.  In this issue, I read the Editor’s Note column, written by Elizabeth Barrett-Zahn.  She wrote a column entitled, “Joyful Science.”   Remember to plan lessons, follow the curriculum, and cover the content, but don’t forget that essential element in the planning — the students.  Create space and time for them to find the joys in learning by figuring things out, debating, assessing data, developing...

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Air Quality with CanAirIO show art Air Quality with CanAirIO

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I was recently reading the September/October 2022 issue of “Science Scope” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association.  In this issue, I read the Citizen Science column, written by Jill Nugent.  She wrote a column entitled, “Getting a Sense of Local Air Quality.”   CanAirIO is a citizen science project using mobile and static sensors to measure air quality with cell phones and low-cost technology.  They are looking to build a citizen network, an air quality map that will allow them to know what we are breathing and how we can...

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Our Dynamic Earth show art Our Dynamic Earth

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I was recently reading the September/October 2022 issue of “Science Scope” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association.  In this issue, I read the Editor’s Corner, written by Patty McGinnis.  She wrote a column entitled, “The Human Side of Our Dynamic Earth.”   Unfortunately, an increasing number and severity of natural disasters has been tied to climate change.  While we may not be able to stop natural disasters from occurring, we can educate students about the link between climate change and natural disasters and the...

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I was recently reading the September/October 2022 issue of “Science & Children” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association.  In this issue, I read the Editor’s Note column, written by Elizabeth Barrett-Zahn.  She wrote a column entitled, “Joyful Science.”  

Remember to plan lessons, follow the curriculum, and cover the content, but don’t forget that essential element in the planning — the students.  Create space and time for them to find the joys in learning by figuring things out, debating, assessing data, developing arguments, and solving problems.  Let’s find ways to make learning joyful.