Sarah Benton Feitlinger

I am a former PreK-6th science teacher. I have a M.Ed in Science Education and over a decade of experience teaching science in in-formal and formal classroom settings. I now work as a freelance science and science curriculum writer, NGSS and curriculum mapping consultant and blogger. My blog, is written for parents, teachers and kids and explores classroom resources, science experiments, ideas for learning and connects current science news to learning resources for the home and classroom. I also write science news articles for children at After working as a science specialist and curriculum developer at an independent school for 7 years I have a strong interest in curriculum development, exploring new teaching ideas, freelance writing opportunities and mentoring science teachers, with a special focus on Early Childhood and Elementary learning.




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Recent Posts by Sarah

Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:07 PM in Movies for Science in Elementary Grades
Although these are not full length movies, here are some of my all time favorite YouTube and PBS clips to engage learners before and during a lesson.

Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:59 PM in Resources for Aligning Informal Science Programs to NGSS
Hello, I'm doing some contract work to help align nature center educational programming to the NGSS. I have done alignment work before, so I am familiar with both the standards and the particular programs of this organization. Although I have a pretty good idea of what I am doing, I was wondering if anyone had any good leads on resources for this sort of work. Anything related to NGSS and informa...

Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:45 AM in SOS Chemistry
First of all- don't feel bad about not feeling like an expert, none of us is an expert on everything, and as you teach, your understanding of concepts will grow, it is one of the best ways to learn. Check out the "Stop Faking It" books from NSTA- here is the link to Chemistry Good luck!!