Mermaid Classroom Theme

Sea King's daughter

  Mermaids have captured our imaginations, and they make a fresh classroom theme. Start your bulletin board with an ocean backdrop. Add a scaly border. Mermaid tails are an alternative. Mermaid cutouts set the theme. We like to add iridescent bubbles. Carson Dellossa’s “Dive into Learning” set brings in divers… Continue reading

Sewing for STEM

  When Josepha and Rebecca went to the Maker Faire in Paris, they were surprised to discover that one of the exhibitors specialized in making sewing machines available to the children of Paris. “Don’t they have them at home?” Rebecca asked. No, actually. Their grandmothers own sewing machines, but the… Continue reading

Cherokee Water Drums Lesson Plan

  Objectives: Students will recognize that changes in an object can change the pitch it makes. Students will identify Cherokee water drums as an example of this phenomenon. Materials: identical water glasses; at least three Mavalus tape Measuring Cup water Craft Sticks Procedures: Explain that the Cherokee put water in… Continue reading