Sarah Benton Feitlinger

I am a former PreK-6th science teacher. I have a M.Ed in Science Education and over a decade of experience teaching science in in-formal and formal classroom settings. I now work as a freelance science and science curriculum writer, NGSS and curriculum mapping consultant and blogger. My blog, is written for parents, teachers and kids and explores classroom resources, science experiments, ideas for learning and connects current science news to learning resources for the home and classroom. I also write science news articles for children at After working as a science specialist and curriculum developer at an independent school for 7 years I have a strong interest in curriculum development, exploring new teaching ideas, freelance writing opportunities and mentoring science teachers, with a special focus on Early Childhood and Elementary learning.




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Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:44 PM in New Teacher
The whole class participated. I think if I was going to do it, I would have them get together in small groups to brainstorm and speculate about the mystery objects, before coming back together for a whole group discussion and some content.

Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:15 AM in New Teacher
I love these ideas, another along those same lines is one that my predecessor used. He had a "What's that?" shelf in the classroom filled with all sorts of things that the kids most likely were not familiar with (nature and human-made). Once a week he would give a few students a chance to choose one thing that they'd then investigate together.

Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:53 PM in technology in the classroom
It might be worth thinking about other technologies besides a computer for the Early Childhood classroom. I realize this can come down to budgets, but are there other items to be used? Comparing numbers on a digital thermometer on the weather station and a standard thermometer? Magnifiers and microscopes that connect to the projector? You can even get microscope lens attachments for smart phones- ...