STEM Education

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math are greatly in demand in the modern work world. We can incorporate these fields of study into instructional units from preschool on and give our students the strong foundation they need.

End the Skills Gap!

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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

FreshPlans Visits the Stockyards

We visited the stockyards in Ft. Worth. Or rather, we visited the Stockyards National Historic District. The Stockyards still have rodeos and cattle drives, so this is one of the few places everyone can get a sense of what cowboy living was like. More than six million cattle were driven… Continue reading

Pack Your Lunch!

You pack a healthy lunch for your family to take to work or school… but what about the way you wrap up that delicious sandwich? The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released guidelines on food additives that had some strong things to say about food packaging. Specifically, they recommend avoiding… Continue reading

Time Lesson Plans

Learning to read analog clocks is harder for modern kids than it was a generation or two ago when kids actually saw analog clocks around. This means that we can sometimes get so focused on this one skill that we don’t get into the concept of time itself. And yet… Continue reading

The Fisherman and His Wife

    “The Fisherman and His Wife” is a Grimms’ fairy tale, though it is also reported in much the same form in Russia and in Central Europe. In the story, a poor fisherman catches a fish, usually a flounder, who claims to be an enchanted prince. The fisherman lets… Continue reading

Star Wars Classroom Theme

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