Earth Day

Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day, and this year’s theme is “Green Cities.” Promote environmental awareness in your classroom by helping students gain an understanding of sustainability and why it is important to take care of the Earth. These lesson plans and hands-on activities are designed to...
National Park Week

National Park Week

April 19-27 is National Park Week! Today, there are nearly 400 areas, including 58 fully designated national parks, under the U.S. National Park Service. America’s national parks exist to preserve nature and comprise many types of environments, including volcanoes, glaciers, sand...
Preparing for the NSTA National Conference

Preparing for the NSTA National Conference

The 2014 NSTA National Conference begins Thursday, April 3 in Boston. The conference is an excellent opportunity to explore ideas and practices that enhance science education and meet Next Generation Science Standards. The Carolina Biological team will be there offering a full range of...
World Meteorological Day

World Meteorological Day

Today is World Meteorological Day! Celebrate by teaching students how meteorologists forecast the weather and what tools they use to make accurate predictions. From building their own barometer to testing wind patterns, students will learn to use simple tools and their surroundings to...
Tigtag in the Classroom

Tigtag in the Classroom

The beginning of spring is the perfect time to introduce students to seed germination and plant growth experiments! Try this teacher tip from Jennifer Munoz, a science specialist, who uses Tigtag – our complete online resource for teaching elementary science – to introduce these...
That “Aha” Moment!

That “Aha” Moment!

This week, we’re sharing more of our Facebook followers’ most memorable teaching experiences. Back in December, we asked teachers to share a time they saw a student grasp a concept they were struggling with. Check out the great responses we received!   Answers: “While teaching...