Bev DeVore-Wedding

I taught math and science at a small, rural school in NW Colorado (CO native too); my favorite courses to teach are Earth Systems, Chemistry, Physical Science, Trig and Geometry. I appreciate good humor, good science humor is even better; and my goal is to focus on science (& math) literacy for all of my students, their families and my community. I currently serving on NSTA Board as the High School Division Director, 2013-2016. I am on leave of absence from the pK-12 classroom to pursue my doctorate in science education research at the Univeristy of Nebraska, Lincoln.




Meeker High School

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Recent Posts by Bev

Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:35 PM in What do you do when NGSS gets the science wrong?
I was waiting to see your post in the Life Science forum to see how these teachers responded and didn't see this post.  The detailed pathways for both cellular respiration and photosynthesis are not spelled out specifically in the statements you provided. That is where the curricula fills in. These are standards, that is guidelines for what students should understand. While the information y...

Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:13 PM in CO Adopts NGSS...Now What?!
I would look at Amplify Science . Their materials have been vetted by teachers invovled in writing NGSS and are well-written. They will provide PD as well. They have worked with Lawrence Hall of Science to provide authentic science and engineering lessons and activities.  Let's hope that the Colorado BOE adopts the revised science standards based on the Framework and NGSS. They vote for adopt...

Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:13 AM in Preservice Teaching Tips
[color=#222222][size=2][font=verdana, sans-serif]Hello Kate,[/font][/size][/color] [color=#222222][size=2][font=verdana, sans-serif]There are many resources from NSTA itself that will help you with hands-on activities. Lecture can come in mini-bites and not be the main focus of the lesson. Giving students the opportunity to explore first and begin to formulate ideas, look for patterns, that is ...

Recent Reviews by Bev

Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:57 PM
5 Great collection!
I really like having these resources in one place. The unit analysis is good, easily adapted to different grade levels and content areas.

Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:51 PM
5 Globe Resources Reviewed
Excellent resources for Globe data and cloud information.

Recent Public Collections by Bev


4 Resources

Type: SciPack

Energy: Different Kinds of Energy
Type: Science Object

Climate & Weather

13 Resources

Atmospheric Sciences, climate and weather resources

Type: User uploaded resource

Type: User uploaded resource


5 Resources

Items related to teaching, how to teach and classroom management

Science Sampler: Literacy for the digital generation—Enabling students to develop 21st-century skills through real-world chemistry
Type: Journal Article

Editor's Corner: Experiencing Emotional Science . . .
Type: Journal Article