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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Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:08 AM in 5E Lesson Model
Hi Again Lisset! Teaching using the 5E inquiry model is perfect for Pre-K in my opinion. (For those of you who are unsure about the 5E model, here is a little guide I wrote So much of student learning at this age is experiencing something and having the space to try it for themselves. For preschool, this could be somethi...

Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:02 AM in Future Teacher
Hi Lisset, Congrats on being in the classroom! What a wonderful age group too, so curious! You need to keep children this age moving and doing. Be sure you are providing opportunities for them to not just see science, but also to actually try it. There are some wonderful resources out there. Definitely check out the Early Years Blog on NSTA- ...

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.