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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- Engineering Classroom Activites
- Materials Science Lessons
- Math Resources
- Real Life Math and Unreal Math
- Creativity and Math
- Science Heroes
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 readingToads and Diamonds Lesson Plans
“Toads and Diamonds” is another story from Charles Perrault. Picture books of the story are hard to find, though DK’s A First Book of Fairy Tales includes it. Read the story aloud and then have students retell the tale. For the class retelling, we like to divide the story into… Continue readingHollywood Classroom Theme
Movies, stars, popcorn — bring it all together for a fun classroom theme that lends itself to art, social studies, and technology lessons. Use big paper stars and put everyone’s name up in lights for a fun bulletin board. Slogans: We’re stars Starring us Red Carpet Treatment Celebrity Learning Oscar… Continue readingBug Classroom Theme Ideas
What would spring and summer be without bugs? This is a theme with lots of ready-made options for decorating the classroom. Buggy for Bugs Behavior bulletin board makes behavior management quick and easy, TCR’s We’ve Got the Writing Bug Mini Bulletin Board Set features the writing process, and Carson Dellosa’s Buggy… Continue readingVolcanoes Lesson Plans
Mt. St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980. I was living in Northern California at the time, and we had ash falling on us from the sky. For so many of us, volcanoes are something we think of as having happened long ago and far away — the eruption of… Continue reading