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Friday, March 13, 2015

Ultimate Pi Day

I never have time to post anymore, but I just can't ignore this Epic Pi Day that we get to celebrate tomorrow.  Because if we do it right, we get to have Pie for breakfast.  Great idea~

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2015/03/13/how-to-observe-pi-day-2015/

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

STEM Cities

http://m.deseretnews.com/top/3018/0/The-best-cities-in-America-for-STEM-professionals-.html

Are you in the right place to pursue a STEM Career?

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Sneak Peak at the Science Camp Theme 2015

This is a great reminder that my grandmother was right.  Moderation in all things!  STEM must be balanced with creative pursuits, so full STEAM ahead!!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/09/05/stem-is-incredibly-valuable-but-if-we-want-the-best-innovators-we-must-teach-the-arts/


Friday, January 2, 2015

Iron Scientist Demonstrations

The last assignment that my ISU students needed to do was their Iron Scientist projects.  I gave each group a secret ingredient, and they chose a science topic that related to their Unit Plans.  I have done this activity for years, and I love the creativity that is shared by students.   I have loved teaching this Science Methods class!!




Capillary Colors



Ice Cream in a Bag



Hot Air Balloons and Homemade Agar...not the same demo!


Pipe Cleaner Neurons


Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Year Science

It must be the day of resolutions, because I feel like writing another blog post.    Who knows who is reading these, but most likely you find a picture on google that leads you here, and then you think, "hmmm...this is not what I need."  That's fine...it is what I need!

I find great ideas and fun activities, and museum exhibits and interesting stories, so I will try to get them posted here again.  STEM is alive and well, and I am excited for the progress we continue to make in Idaho that will benefit our kids.

This article is from 2013, but the information is still relevant.  So enjoy and Happy New Year!!

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/01/01/new_year_s_science_the_astronomy_of_new_year_s_day.html


Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday for great Science gifts!!

I just finished ordering from Tinker Crate.  I am excited to see if their kids' engineering boxes will work for cousin Christmas presents this year.  Their Black Friday deal for 60% off and free shipping is a great introductory offer.

http://tinker.kiwicrate.com/


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

ISU Science Methods Class at the Challenge Course

Well, class last night was awesome!  We spent three hours on the CSI Challenge Course covering important topics in Experiential Learning.  It was so great!!