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

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Recent Posts by Bev

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...

Tue May 12, 2020 10:42 AM in Problem Based Learning Projects
Connecting to the local community and place also encourages students to see the value of their location, especially if rural, and for some students, encourages them to see connections with content and the real world. Authenticity not only connects content to place but gives students choices. 

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