Bev DeVore-Wedding

Bev DeVore-Wedding, PhD, currently an assistant professor in the School of Education at Adams State University in Alamosa, CO, taught secondary science and mathematics for 28 years on the western slope of Colorado in rural schools. She implemented place-and project-based instruction in both mathematics and science courses. She served Colorado Association of Science Teachers (CAST), first as a District III Secondary Representative and then in the presidential chain, 1998–2009. CAST recognized her as science teacher of the year in 2011. From there, she served one term, 2009–2012 as the District XIV Director (Arizona, Colorado & Utah) on National Science Teaching Associations Council and as the Director of High School Science Teaching on their Board, 2013–2016. She reviews curricula for alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), provides professional development for NGSS implementation and best practices in STEM instruction.




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Recent Posts by Bev

Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:11 AM in Chem for those who do not like it
Chemistry is like Geometry, very applicable to authentic real-world events. First, I survey my students' interests, and then I bring in connections or ask the students to find the connections. I give students real-world issues that can be solved chemically. I give students choices in project-based chemistry learning And most importantly, I do not let me students know if I do or do not like a topi...

Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:00 PM in Hypothesis and Prediction
I teach my students that a hypothesis needs some observations, research,  and can be tested through experiential methods. I think of a hypothesis more like a claim that I will either provide or test for evidence to support it. A prediction, on the other hand, is a guess that you then follow up with observations or an actual act, such as predicting which card you might turn over in a 52-ca...

Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:49 AM in Moon Phases
I use styrofoam spheres, pencils, and a light. The students are the earth. The spheres as the moon and the light the sun. The can rotate and see the changing phases of the moon. Here is NASA's version of this activity: Much better than Oreo labs.  I have attached several examples and lessons; not sure the one I describe ab...

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

14 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