VIDEO: Sunscreen experiment

VIDEO: Sunscreen experiment

North Carolina third-grader Brianna uses UV beads to measure effectiveness of different sunscreens. This would be a great video to try with students in the warmer months. Learn about light, scientific method and the importance of protecting our skin from the...
Color Science for Kindergarteners

Color Science for Kindergarteners

Finding science activities for Kindergarteners isn’t easy, but education.com has a great activity that will wow your students with color. Give it a shot on one of these last days of school! Let us know how it goes. Color Science for Kinders By Latrenda Knighten Inks and markers are...
When life hands you lemons…

When life hands you lemons…

… Make a battery! No, really. This lab uses household items to make a batter that can power clocks, timers and other small electronics. Pairs of middle or high school students work together to make a two-cell battery using a paper clip, a penny and a fresh lemon as each of the...
No Space for Space

No Space for Space

We were lucky enough to participate in last week’s #scistuchat in which students chat with scientists on Twitter. This month, the subject was funding for space exploration. Students were involved, opinionated and informed. Some students argued that, because of the economy, money...
White Boards and Accountability

White Boards and Accountability

This Teacher Tip comes to us from Dayna Britton in Howell, Mich. I use small whiteboards as a quick way to formatively assess student understanding. For example, if I want students to work through a Punnett square—rather than having them do it on paper—I have them each do it on a...