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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Chemistry In 1st Grade Science

We just finished up our month-long study of Chemistry in 1st grade science. The classroom was regularly filled by bursts of screams of excitement throughout the unit. At the end of the unit, we...

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What’s In An Owl Pellet?

Well we have been back in the swing of things for a month now after a happy new year.  As we settle back into our rhythms, the rhythm of the seasons is beginning to noticeably shift.  The days start...

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Animals in Winter

During our walks to Bridgewalk Pond the class started a conversation about animals in the winter. How do animals find food in the winter? How do they stay warm? What happens to the fish and frogs...

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