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About Me: I teach 7th and 8th grade Math,Science, Design and Engineering. I received my National Board Certification in EA Science in 2006. This is my 20th year of teaching.
Affiliation: Pacific Middle School
Location: Renton, Washington
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Recent Posts by Sandy
Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:12 PM in 3D Printing and Scanning
I have had several of my peers ask if I would please share some of my resources around using 3D equipment in the Science classroom. A relatively new article came out last spring, Science Teacher, April/May 2014, “Science 2.0: Teaching STEM with a 3D Printer,” that poses some really good questions and ideas to consider. I am attaching the article to this post, it’s definitely worth the read. I...

Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:37 PM in Halloween Science
Halloween is just around the corner and it’s always fun to tie Science to it. Many years ago, the whole Science Department decided to do a variety of really awesome hands-on investigations and demonstrations the students could go from room to room over the course of a period and experience Science. There were discrepant events that left students scratching their heads, and those that are just pl...

Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:18 PM in Graphing and Data Collection
There are a couple of really good resources I have used with my middle school students around data collection. One is called “Tech Trek: Graphing Calculators” which introduces students to statistics in the real world where they have to collect, organize and represent data using a graphing calculator as a tool to achieve that goal. A second article is “Rev Your Engines!” which is a really fun h...





Recent Reviews by Sandy

5 Hmmm, I am wondering ...
how else I might use original source materials in my middle school Design and Engineering and Science classrooms. An interesting way to teach Science I had not considered. I appreciate the links to the digitized collection of Alexander Graham Bell’s papers. I am left wondering what else might be found there.


5 I Never Knew ...
you could do that! This was a really nice review of all of the new tools Google offers for use on the classroom. Some I had heard of, some not. Of particular interest was the use of site:search. I can’t wait to show this to my middle school students when they are doing their research essays. I had always used the images section for the images, but did not realize I could follow the prompt to discover similar images through the camera icon.


5 Chemical Cleanout
A great reminder for the beginning of the year, especially for a teacher that is either new or in a newly inherited room. “On the Web” resources are appreciated because they are up to date and applicable. Flinn Scientific is mentioned in the article. I think it is especially important for new teachers to note, their catalogue contains chemical information that is exemplary, http://www.flinnsci.com/ Also available are a variety of free online laboratory safety videos and resources.






Recent Public Collections by Sandy

12 Resources


The Art of Argumentation
Type: Journal Article
Grade: Elementary School


Editor’s Note: Arguing Versus Scientific Argumentation
Type: Journal Article
Grade: Elementary School


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3 Resources


Tech Trek: Graphing calculators
Type: Journal Article
Grade: Middle School


Rev Your Engines!
Type: Journal Article
Grade: High School