Edutainment

Edutainment

“Edutainment” can have a bad connotation. Some say it’s tricking or bribing students to learn using ‘the intellectual equivalent of cotton candy.’  We found a great defense of “edutainment” on the design blog FastCoExist.com. Author Mindy Eve...

It Only Takes One – Colleen Hollimon

One teacher, that is, to influence the career path of a student and one student to change the world. This scenario may be a stretch of the imagination, but what if you were the Human Anatomy and Physiology teacher that captivated a student’s attention during an immunology lesson, thus...
New York Times Learning Network

New York Times Learning Network

We have a new favorite site! The Learning Network is part of the New York Times website and features activities by subject that come straight from Times content, making it easier to connect classroom activities with current events. We found this lesson plan about the palm oil industry...
V-Day and Heart Health Month

V-Day and Heart Health Month

Need an activity to switch gears after the excitement, drama, heartbreak and sugar high of Valentine’s Day? We suggest taking this opportunity to show your students how the heart works – and how to keep it healthy. Especially since February is Hearth Health Month and kids who...
Twitter Lists for Science Teachers

Twitter Lists for Science Teachers

Science education is constantly changing and evolving.  New technology and resources in the classroom lead to new teaching methods and new ways of helping students learn.  In order to stay on top of it all, we at The Science Muse always find ourselves turning to Twitter. Lately we’ve...