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

Thu May 02, 2019 9:10 PM in Teaching Science Vocabulary
Danielle,   As my students are investigating phenomena, I will post a "Sounds of Science" word list that I hear the students using. I will sing, "The lab is alive with the sound of science." (Sung to the tune of "The hills are alive with the sound of music.) That is a signal that a new word is being used, and we need to take time to discuss it. I will ask the student, "What does that word m...

Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:42 PM in 5E Lesson Plan: Parts of a Plant
An interesting and fun activity for your students would be to watch a seed germinate and grow. As this is occurring you could discuss the different parts of a plant as the seed grows. Begin with a seed wrapped in a moist paper towel in a plastic bag. As the stem and roots develop your students could record their observations in a science notebook. Once the seeds have germinated, allow the student...

Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:32 PM in 5E Lesson Plan on Ecosystems
When I can't bring my students outside, I bring the outside into the classroom! It is a great way to assess your students' observation skills. They can draw and label a picture of their ecosystem in their science notebooks. Or, you can turn your classroom into the ecosystem!