Avoid the Summer Slide

Avoid the Summer Slide

Did you know students lose an average of 2.5 months of learning in the summer? And it adds up. By ninth grade, summer learning loss could be blamed for roughly two-thirds of the achievement gap (Johns Hopkins University). Lower-income students often don’t have access to summer camps...
Everyday Magnetism

Everyday Magnetism

Think your students know they are eating metal in their cereal every morning? Most students do not know that their cereal is fortified with iron, an essential nutrient. This experiment demonstrates iron’s magnetic properties and will allow students to connect the concept of magnetism...
Teacher Tip: DIY Coverslips

Teacher Tip: DIY Coverslips

Have you ever run out of microscope slide coverslips when you need them the most? Don’t worry. A great substitute is to cut “coverslips” out of transparency film (used for overhead projectors); they work just fine. This tip comes to us from George Sellars at Ware...
Reality Check: Cheating

Reality Check: Cheating

Even Isaac Newton isn’t completely innocent when it comes to academic fraud. According to an article by Discover Magazine, Newton supposedly altered some of the numbers in his famous text, Principia. This was just one point in the article’s list of 20 things people don’t know...