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...

Planting the Seeds of Science with School Gardens
Life Science • Physical Science

Planting the Seeds of Science with School Gardens

School gardens are sprouting up all over the place. Planting and cultivating a school garden is much more than an engaging outdoor activity. It can also provide meaningful context to students’ academic endeavors and be...

Heat Up Your Lab with This Cool Activity
Chemistry

Heat Up Your Lab with This Cool Activity

It’s back-to-school time, so start off the year by engaging in a cool(ing) activity during the final dog days of summer. Cooling towels are becoming increasingly popular at summer sporting events and activities. But how...

Measuring Our Way Through the Streets of Philadelphia
All Subjects

Measuring Our Way Through the Streets of Philadelphia

What better way to spend the days leading up to the U.S. Independence Day than to do some data-logging throughout the city where our government was born? As host of the 2015 International Society for Technology in Education...

Tie Dye Inquiry: Engineering More Vibrant Colors
Chemistry

Tie Dye Inquiry: Engineering More Vibrant Colors

Congratulations— you and your students have almost made it through another school year! There’s still time for some hands-on labs and now, more than ever, is the time to tie in some fun with your lesson.Tie dying is...