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.

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Rainforest Lesson Plans: El Yunque

El Yunque, a tropical rainforest in Puerto Rico, is the only rainforest in the United States. With 28,000 acres, this National Forest sees about 600,000 visitors each year. Wait a minute — a U.S. rain forest? Your class may not realize that Puerto Rico belongs to the United States. Polls… Continue reading

Hawaiian Music Lesson Plans

  Hawaii has a rich musical tradition quite different from that of the mainland. The Hawaiian Hula Archives include clips of “mele” or chants, as well as songs and lyrics and lots of background information. Explore some Hawaiian instruments, and play along with the music clips to practice rhythm skills.… Continue reading

The Blind Men and the Elephant Lesson Plans

The story of The Blind Men and the Elephant is a simple one: a group of unsighted men have their first encounter with an elephant. Since they approach the beast from different perspectives, they all end up with different impressions of the elephant. The man who feels the elephant’s side… Continue reading

Dinosaur Classroom Theme

A dinosaur theme is always a crowd pleaser, whether you’re doing it for dino-mad kindergartners or getting serious about geological time with a high school science class. It’s also great for those of us who like our bulletin boards ready made. There are lots of options: Eureka’s Smithsonian is both… Continue reading

Eiffel Tower Lesson Plans

  The Eiffel Tower, or Tour Eiffel, may be the most recognizable iconic image of Paris. It’s an iron latticework tower standing 300 meters tall. The tower gets its name from Gustave Eiffel, an engineer and the owner of the company that built it. Eiffel was also responsible for the… Continue reading

Doctor Who in the ClassroomDr. Who classroom theme

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