Cheryl Manning

I enjoy teaching students and getting them excited to learn about the world we live in. I enjoy spending time outside hiking, camping, skiing, working in the gardens at home and school.




Evergreen High School

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Recent Posts by Cheryl

Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:10 PM in 9th Grade Earth Science
Hi Becky! I am so excited that you will be teaching Earth Science in a high school setting. As a geologist and high school EarthSci teacher, I thoroughly enjoy sharing geology, oceanography, atmospheric sciences and astronomy with my students because the Earth and Space Sciences integrate concepts from the physical and life sciences in the context of time, space, and processes that affect us a...

Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:16 AM in How can science be more fun and exciting for students?
Student engagement is not the result of one ingredient. Students engage because they are inspired, intrigued, and involved. As Mary stated, the relationships between the teacher and students can create an environment in which the student feels safe and comfortable. Engagement is an act of vulnerability and risk-taking. The teacher makes that happen. Teachers (and all school staff) must create a c...

Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:49 PM in The Rock Cycle
Hi Michelle, Check out the instructional resources at and the data resources at If your students have access to technology, that is a great entry point -- there are so many different kinds of minerals used to create a cell phone, tablet, or computer. Also, check out the minerals in food.  If you are f...