Shalen Boyer

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Recent Posts by Shalen

Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:59 PM in Virtual Reality
Has anyone used any of the virtual reality sets in their science classroom?  There are some great apps out for this technology and it seems a like a good way to increase student engagement.

Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:25 PM in Engaging physic projects
I'm looking to add more project based applications to our 8th grade physics unit.  What are some interesting or engaging projects you've completed with students that motivates them to dive deeper into physics? 

Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:28 PM in Rocks and Minerals For an Advanced Class
I'm teaching an advanced Earth Science course for 7th graders this year.  However, I'm stuck on how to make rocks and minerals a more "advanced" version.  Currently, my regular classes review the rock cycle through a PowerPoint and notes, identify rocks through a dichotomous key, and simulate making rocks using crayons.  I'd like to get more in depth with the how sedimentary rocks form and possibl...

Recent Public Collections by Shalen

Teaching for Conceptual Understanding
Type: Journal Article
Grade: Elementary School, Middle School

Using Concept Maps in the Science Classroom
Type: Journal Article
Grade: Middle School

Interactive Notebooks

9 Resources

“Scientific Writing”—A Course to Improve the Writing of Science Students: Stressing the English Language Component of Scientific Writing
Type: Journal Article
Grade: College

Student-Centered Notebooks
Type: Journal Article
Grade: Elementary School, Middle School