A Study of the Sun

A Study of the Sun

Since summer students had already viewed the eclipse at Bixby, we began the new term with a study of the Sun, and it’s significant connections to our own world. Starting from a single photo of...

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Reflection

Reflection

Disclaimer: Today, the adorable faces pictured on this blog are a marketing ploy. This entry is all about the professional inner life of their science teacher (and plenty of other teachers, too, I’d...

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Science Hopes and Dreams

Science Hopes and Dreams

If you’re near the downstairs island, look for a bulletin board titled “Science Hopes and Dreams.” It’s filled with quotes from our 1st-through-5th grade science students, articulating what they’d...

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Science Assessments The Bixby Way

This time of year, end-of-year reports lead me to a careful examination of my own assessment practices. What have students learned, how do I know they learned it, and how can I improve on my...

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Nitty Gritty Science

In recent weeks, my students reminded me about a teaching goal I’d placed too far on the back burner. They didn’t realize it, of course, but they couldn’t have been clearer if they wrote it in neon...

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