Coins, Squishy Circuits and SPARKs!
Physical Science

Coins, Squishy Circuits and SPARKs!

Bring STEM into your classroom with this activity and watch your students light up with excitement! The following blog comes to us from Cynthia Sargent, STEM Professional Development Coordinator for Sutter County Office...

Inflate their knowledge of Gas Laws
Chemistry

Inflate their knowledge of Gas Laws

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons an annual US holiday tradition, but not all spectators realize that they are also a great example of science and engineering at work. You can use these multi-storied helium-filled...

Watershed Studies: Oh-no! Where's my DO?
Earth Science • Environmental Science

Watershed Studies: Oh-no! Where's my DO?

Earth disturbances are fairly common in areas with construction or mining, but what exactly is the impact of this type of disturbance? And how can you show your students about the chemical changes that are taking place and...

Mechanical Bull Riding
Physical Science • Physics

Mechanical Bull Riding

We had a great time at CAST in Fort Worth, Texas last week. We had some fantastic BBQ and Tex Mex, but to really experience the cowboy scientist’s lifestyle we decided to investigate Forces and Motion by trying our hand...

Tricks with Treats— Halloween Science
Chemistry • Physical Science

Tricks with Treats— Halloween Science

Students always get excited as Halloween approaches. The thrill of collecting treats is real, but as teachers, how can we take a pile of sugar and turn it into a lesson? A really great science teacher trick is to use some...

Trick or titrate!
Chemistry

Trick or titrate!

Your students may have outgrown getting dressed up to go trick-or-treating, but they haven’t yet outgrown the desire to collect and consume as much candy as possible. So what can you do to help them avoid a belly ache and...

From Russia with Science!
Biology • Earth Science • Environmental Science

From Russia with Science!

Every winter many parts of the world are covered with snow, and when that snow melts off, you see bits of green start to appear. But how does non-point source pollution impact the growth of some of that greenery? Mr. Aleksey...

The Solar Spectrum
Earth Science • Environmental Science

The Solar Spectrum

One great way to kick off the school year is with some fun and creative lessons that make students think about the science that’s all around them. And why not take advantage of the weather and conduct an outdoor lab? One...