Science notebooking rubric

Are you using notebooking this year to differentiate instruction and let student’s have more control over how they learn and remember content? If so, you may be interested int his rubric over at Teachers Notebook; it is designed for science notebooks and, depending on the content and level you teach, you may have an assessment […]

Slinky drops, imploding drums, and other ways to have fun in science class

Veritasium is a really cool science video blog which features a range of topics including gravity, inertia, force and atoms. The goal of this blog is to make scientific ideas accessible and interesting. These short films are perfect for use in the differentiated classroom as they can be used in the classroom but reviewed at […]

Differentiation think-tac-toe

You can certainly use a think-tac-toe format in any subject, but this fantastic article by my friend, Julie Causton-Theoharis, and her colleague, Sharon Dotger, provides a fantastic example of using it in a lesson on simple machines. How would you use this technique? How could you use choice to create more comfort, inspiration, and learning […]

Science fair support for all

Do you like your differentiation planning done for you? If so, you will love the Topic Selection Wizard at This clever tool provides personalized ideas to students in K-12 classrooms. Students begin the process by entering some background info (e.g., grade level, due date for the project). Then, they take a short interest survey […]

Science mommy in the kitchen

There are many reasons to love The Science Mommy blog but one of main reasons I go back again and again is that she has just as many ideas for teachers as she does for parents. I believe that science (when inquiry-based and active learning methods are used) can be one of the easiest subject […]