Raise your hand if you're looking for new topographic map activities for middle school students! Teaching topographic maps in middle school might seem intimidating, but it's really a lot of fun! Hands on topographic map activities are a great way to help students read and interpret ... Read More about 5 Engaging Topographic Map Activities for Middle School
Do your students struggle with all things scientific method? Let me share some quick and easy scientific method tips and tricks that have helped my students to feel more confident as they identify variables, write hypotheses, create graphs, and write conclusions. SCIENTIFIC METHOD TIP #1 - ... Read More about 4 Proven Scientific Method Tips You Can Use in Class Today!
If you're looking for some fun back to school team building activities to use with your middle school students, then this post is for you! It's no secret that building relationships with students is KEY to successful classroom management! Team-building activities are a great way to start off ... Read More about 6 Team-Building Activities in the Middle School Classroom Students Love
If you're a science teacher heading back to school, this back to school checklist is everything you need to go from nervous to confident on the first day! Science teachers, it’s back to school time! Let’s play a game of this or that! Exciting or stressful? Organized or chaotic? Cool ... Read More about The Back to School Checklist for Science Teachers
Science novels in middle school make great read alouds, novel studies, and unit hooks! This may surprise you, but middle school students LOVE listening to books read out loud!! Reading has always been one of my favorite ways to relax and unwind! I love to share my love with reading with my ... Read More about My Favorite Science Novels for Middle School
Are you a teacher looking for end-of-the-year activities to keep your students engaged? Check out these 5 fun ideas to avoid classroom chaos! It's almost the end of the school year. Raise your hand if you're ready to wrap things up and head off for summer vacation! Me, too! While I love ... Read More about No-Prep, End of the Year Activities Students Love
Most students dread tests, but they love review games for tests! End of the year testing can be stressful for kids (AND ADULTS!). Review games have a way of easing the stress and anxiety of an upcoming test! They help students feel more prepared and ... Read More about Are You Using These 5 Review Games for Tests?
Have you ever asked your students to explain what they learned in a lab activity or after reading an informational text and gotten a one word answer? Even worse, maybe a shoulder shrug? I’ve been there! Teaching writing is a daunting task no matter what subject you are ... Read More about 5 Engaging Video Clips to Introduce Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning
These ten no-fail time fillers for middle school will help you to build relationships with your students and make the most of extra time in the classroom! Do you ever find yourself with ten extra minutes at the end of a class? I know it’s rare, but it happens! Time fillers for middle ... Read More about 10 No-Fail Time Fillers for Middle School Classrooms
Online teaching is not for the faint of heart! It is difficult enough to keep the attention of upper elementary and middle school students in the classroom, much less online! These virtual moon phase activities are a great way to add more engagement into your lessons! If you are a teaching ... Read More about 5 Virtual Moon Phase Activities Your Students Will Love
By the time students get to sixth grade, they have been introduced to the concept of lunar phases. But most students often lack a real understanding of WHY and HOW the moon goes through these phases. Hands-on activities are a fantastic way to improve your lessons, engage your students, and help them ... Read More about 6 Proven Moon Phase Activities to Engage your Students
When I started teaching grade 6 science eleven years ago, I really struggled to find resources that were engaging, aligned, and differentiated! Our textbooks were not aligned with the Virginia Standards of Learning and resources were slim. I worked for hours each night to create interactive ... Read More about The Ultimate Guide to Grade 6 Science Resources in Virginia
Writing in the science classroom can be a daunting task! I recently did a poll on my InstaStories asking teachers “How often do you write in science class?” Most responses looked a lot like: I get it - it’s hard enough to find time to teach the entire curriculum in science, much less add ... Read More about 5 Strategies to Increase Writing in the Science Classroom
Digital task cards are an effective tool for distance learning. They can also be used in the 1:1 classroom or group setting. Learn how! Have you considered using digital task cards but not sure where to start? Digital task cards give students the same experience as regular task cards ... Read More about Your Guide to Digital Task Cards in the Classroom
Task cards in the middle school classroom so versatile. Learn how to turn task cards into an activity your students will love! Task cards are one of my favorite activities to use in the middle school classroom! If you teach upper elementary or middle school and are new to task cards - ... Read More about 5 Ways to Use Task Cards in Middle School
Are your students distance learning on a snow day? This simple snow day science activity will get your students learning outside. I absolutely love snow! I grew up in northwestern PA where our winters (sometimes fall and spring too) were always white! After college, I took a teaching job ... Read More about Get Students Outside with this Simple Snow Day Science Activity!
These free, printable holiday cards are a great way to say thank you to the special people who make your classroom an amazing place to work! Have you ever stopped to think about all of the "elves" that work together behind the scenes to help your classes run smoothly and your students to be ... Read More about Printable Holiday Cards, A Simple Way to Show Your Appreciation
The days leading up to a holiday in the classroom can be magical or chaotic. The teacher holiday survival guide is your key to success in the busy month of December. It's the most wonderful time of the year.... Are you singing along with me? This time of the year, teachers either LOVE ... Read More about A Teacher’s Guide to Survive (and Enjoy) Holidays in the Classroom
This post "Gift Guide for Science Lovers" may contain affiliate links and I may earn a small commission when you click on the links at no additional cost to you. Here comes Amazon....Here comes Amazon...Right down Amazon Lane....🎵 Just a little something to get you in the shopping mood! ... Read More about Holiday Gift Guide for Science Lovers