Emily Surber

Location

MO

Affiliation

Missouri Military Academy

Recent Posts by Emily

Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:25 AM in From STEM to STEAM?
I may have missed it, but besides drawings of observations and the like, how do you incorporate more art into the science classroom? I'm concerned about doing art just for the sake of doing art, and I don't know that I have that kind of time. Do any of you use differentiated instruction to incorporate some art for some students and not others? How do you approach this idea practically? Thanks for ...

Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:11 AM in Lab Rubrics - Formative Assessments
Hi, Patricia. As for letting students keep their notebooks versus hanging on to them, I'm all for keeping the books in the classroom. This year I let my high schoolers take the notebooks out of the classroom, and the result is that nearly half can't find them anymore and have had to start a second, or even third, notebook. I think that next year I'm going to require them to leave the notebooks in ...

Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:09 AM in Creative chemistry projects
Did you ever come up with some good ideas for creative chemistry projects? I was thinking of doing an ethical debate where the students would have to look up a topic related to chemistry with an ethical theme. Mostly I was thinking of something to do with unwanted/dangerous chemicals in foods due to lax regulations or with some medical treatments or drugs that are controversial, etc. But I would a...