Bev DeVore-Wedding

I taught math and science at a small, rural school in NW Colorado (CO native too); my favorite courses to teach are Earth Systems, Chemistry, Physical Science, Trig and Geometry. I appreciate good humor, good science humor is even better; and my goal is to focus on science (& math) literacy for all of my students, their families and my community. I left the public school classroom in August 2014 to earn my PhD. in Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum at University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), which I completed successfully December 2017. I am currently a post-doctorate in Chemistry at UNL. I have co-authored a two-semester general chemistry lab manual with Tribal community connections. Additionally, we are sharing how we indigenized our lab curriculum through various professional venues. I am slowly working my way back home to Colorado to continue teaching and sharing with professional communities, particularly in science and science education!.




University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Social Media

Recent Posts by Bev

Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:38 AM in Misconceptions in the elementary science classroom
Another misconception is that the Earth changes its tilt for changes in the seasons instead of orbiting the sun with the tilt of the Earth stationary. 

Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:16 AM in Float/Sink for Younger Grades
I agree. Let your students do the science and think aloud about the why. There are many good suggestions above in giving students different matierials and same materials, different sizes. I have had college students in chemistry who still are not comfortable with density-having the students participate in the activity of float/sink at first grade starts building a foundation of knowledge.  ...

Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:22 PM in Chem for those who do not like it
Emphasizing those who have said hands-on, but even more so, connect chemistry to place-based projects. I included our state's River Watch in chemistry as we could use it for solutions, gas content, learning about ions, even the periodic table and tie all of the chemistry content to clean water for humans and other organisms. The students who were fishing fanatics were encouraged to relate the che...

Recent Reviews by Bev

Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:57 PM
5 Great collection!
I really like having these resources in one place. The unit analysis is good, easily adapted to different grade levels and content areas.

Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:51 PM
5 Globe Resources Reviewed
Excellent resources for Globe data and cloud information.

Recent Public Collections by Bev


5 Resources

Teaching Through Trade Books: Whoo Eats What?
Type: Journal Article

Type: SciPack

Climate & Weather

13 Resources

Atmospheric Sciences, climate and weather resources

Type: User uploaded resource

Type: User uploaded resource


5 Resources

Items related to teaching, how to teach and classroom management

Science Sampler: Literacy for the digital generation—Enabling students to develop 21st-century skills through real-world chemistry
Type: Journal Article

Editor's Corner: Experiencing Emotional Science . . .
Type: Journal Article