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

Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:12 AM in Making Measurements
Hi Chris, Thanks Megan for asking what grade level as I was wondering. Attached is part of my first lab in Chemistry that includes a safety section-I am sending you the measurement part only. However, I also do a density lab that reinforces measurements: solid, liquid, and irregular shaped objecst, three parts. Those labs are attached as well.  These are modified from a lab manual written f...

Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:51 PM in teaching science use the computer
Hello Xie, I don't know what specific content you are wanting to teach in science, but you can use data sets for example fromweather websites to teach students about big data, then have them use a graphing program to visualize the data differently than columns of data.  There are also a variety of science simulation websites. I have used phet and they do have elementary & middle school le...

Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:28 PM in Place-based Instruction in Rural Communites
When I taught in a rural community, I used the school lawn for teaching my version of astronomy with a stick--we used a telephone pole as one of our "sticks" throughout the school year to "see" the movement of the sun and moon in relation to north and south (even though it really was our orbit path changes through out the year; this made understanding easier for HS students). I have attached the ...

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


4 Resources

Type: SciPack

Energy: Different Kinds of Energy
Type: Science Object

Climate & Weather

13 Resources

Atmospheric Sciences, climate and weather resources

Type: User uploaded resource

Type: User uploaded resource


5 Resources

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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