Ryan Alder

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Recent Posts by Ryan

Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:21 PM in Science Notebooks
One thing that I do with my students who need to keep a science journal is let them personalize it throughout the year. If you force them to keep it under perfect condition standard black composition book style, they won't care for it as much. However, if you give them the chance to draw on the cover and first page or cover it with duct tape, students begin to care for it and want to keep track of...

Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:18 PM in Engagement for the lesson
I recently did a lesson on the movement and phases of the moon in class and our engage was great! We had all of the students stand up and take turns being the sun, moon, and earth in front of the class. We would go over the movement and importance each plays in the overall process and everyone was enjoying it! This being said, any activity that can get the kids up and understanding the topic in a ...

Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:12 PM in Combining Science with Art
A few of the upper grades at my school recently constructed earth layer models to show the different layers of the core (crust, mantle, inner core, outer core) and were given some free reign in terms of art medium. For example, some students used the usual foam craft balls and markers, but we welcomed the use of clay, tissue paper, and anything eles they would like as long as they met the criteria...

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My Resources

40 Resources

A compilation of resources that I found to be very interesting and potentially effective in the classroom.

Science of Food Safety: Microbes, Friend or Foe
Type: Science Object

Science of Food Safety: Food Safety and You
Type: Science Object