Judith Boyle

I am a rural school teacher in a one-room schoolhouse teaching in the grades K-8. I am currently the K-5 advisor for the Montana Science Teachers Association and will become the President-Elect in October. I am also an MPRES trainer for the state bringing the Frameworks and NGSS to teachers in our state. I am also a member of the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee for our new state science standards, and I am currently writing the science standards/curriculum for the Montana Small Schools Alliance.




Montana Science Teachers Association

Recent Posts by Judith

Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:19 PM in Introduce Science to students
Hi, Evelina,   Children are the best scientists and they display this innate ability when taken outside. Equip them with a box of colored pencils, a notebook (teacher-made or composition book), and the task of finding something they think is cool and drawing a picture of it. Have them list five questions they have about the object they have found, and you are on your way! You can also bring...

Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:14 PM in Heating and Cooling- Hannah B.
Hello Hannah,  You didn't mention the grade(s) that you teach so I can't pinpoint standards and grade-appropriate activities, but I will try to help you. I like to check for my students' understanding and check for misconceptions using science notebooks. You may want to pose a few questions including the one you ask about above. Why is it important to learn about the different forms of matter?...

Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:02 PM in Incorporating different subjects while teaching science
Hello, Amanda, I adore your question. I love to introduce my students to watershed studies using our local river. It is a wonderful way to show your students how all of the sciences work together to form this beautiful system and will allow you to use many of the Crosscutting Concepts and Science and Engineering Practices with your students. Through the use of science notebooks, you are abl...

Recent Reviews by Judith

Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:30 PM
5 A Wonderful guide
This book is a wonderful book to use as a guide to the NGSS particularly the progressions. Whether you are a novice or seasoned NGSS teacher, I recommend purchasing it!