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Science Curriculum and Texts or Kits

Looking for input in Science Curriculum. To meet 21st century needs, we need to enhance our current curriculum by doing away with the "big…

Started by Elaine Maggioli

7 Aug 29, 2013
Reply by Matt Gantner

Structuring Science Curriculum for Middle School Science

Hello,   I will be teaching Middle School Science for the third time this upcoming school year. However, I will like to structure our curri…

Started by Jurema Nicole Gorham

5 May 30, 2012
Reply by Ann Putney

Getting Ready for the Next Generation Science Standards

Phase one of the two-phase process to develop Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is complete: the National Research Council released…

Started by Kim Lightle

5 Apr 12, 2012
Reply by Kim Lightle

Tips for New Teachers

Since I became a new Teacher Leader for MSP2, I have noticed a lot of new members selecting "I can help with" being a new teacher.  As a ne…

Started by Davilla Riddle

9 Nov 15, 2011
Reply by Tom Jenkins

Praxis for Middle School Science

For a colleague, I'm looking for suggestions on how to prepare for the MS Science Praxis test. Websites? Readings? Coursework? Thanks.

Started by Mary L. Bigleow

2 Aug 24, 2011
Reply by Cheryl Bardales

Summer Reading List Recommendations?

I just posted a blog entry about Edutopia's summer reading list recommendations for new teachers (http://www.msteacher2.org/profiles/blogs/

Started by Sarita Pillai

8 Jul 19, 2011
Reply by Mary Henton

Teaching Tornadoes (or Other Extreme Weather Events)

Just got this great post from The Why Files  - Tornado Prediction - and thought I would start a discussion about extreme weather. What have…

Started by Kim Lightle

2 Jul 5, 2011
Reply by Richard Varner

Consumer Science from the Federal Trade Commission

Meet us at the Mall     By  visiting a virtual mall at ftc.gov/YouAreHere. kids can learn to be smarter consumers. By playing games, they l…

Started by Bonnie Bracey Sutton

2 May 6, 2011
Reply by Mary Henton

Understanding the Science Behind the Japan Quake and Tsumani

I've had lots of non-science friends ask me clarifying questions about what they have been hearing and seeing through the media - too bad f…

Started by Kim Lightle

3 Mar 31, 2011
Reply by Sarita Pillai

Alternatives to Traditional Field Trips

Just came across this article - Day Tripping:Amid cutbacks, alternatives to traditional school outings emerge. There are some good ideas fo…

Started by Kim Lightle

4 Mar 15, 2011
Reply by Mary Henton


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