Polka Dots and Protons

Sharing my journey as a teacher, creator of science lessons and projects, mom, widow, & NGSS expert.

Once we started talking about space, my science students inevitably had a million questions that made my head spin: Are there other stars in...
This is on of my favorite science experiments to do with my students! Why do I love it? There is no huge prep or mess and you can get your s...
  Clear interactive science notebook expectations can be a game changer for keeping notebooks the disasters they can sometimes be. Putting t...
When students are asked to create a title page in their interactive science notebooks before a unit is taught, you expect a range of respons...
Are you looking for real world examples of positive impact humans have on the environment? (We know there are a lot of negative examples but...
The main topics taught in an integrated NGSS 6th grade science class are: Introduction to Cells Cells to Organisms including Body Systems Th...
What is citizen science and can my students be involved in a meaningful way? Citizen science is when members of the general public help gath...