How I’m Teaching Cells and Photosynthesis this Year

First off, let me be honest. I hate this unit. I find the cells unit to be a mile wide and an inch deep. The only thing I hate more than cell organelles is photosynthesis and respiration. At my school we teach a discipline of science per year. It’s Earth & Space Science in gradeContinue reading “How I’m Teaching Cells and Photosynthesis this Year”

What Does it Mean to be a Creative Teacher?

Do you consider yourself creative? I think that the only way to teach is to teach creatively. So how can we be a creative teacher? First of all, I think it’s important to be reminded that creativity doesn’t only mean colorful pallets and having excellent fine motor skills. Creativity is better defined as the abilityContinue reading “What Does it Mean to be a Creative Teacher?”

Biome Shadowbox Project

The biome shadowbox is one of my favorite ecology projects! They can become a beautiful collection of decorations for a science project, and they’re pretty fun to make. I normally require the students to include 10 biotic and 10 abiotic factors in the ecosystem of their choice. Check out the project here! Subscribe for freebies!Continue reading “Biome Shadowbox Project”