Angie Fairweather

I am currently pursuing the Director of Educational Technology at New College of Florida.





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Recent Posts by Angie

Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:46 PM in Halloween Science
Halloween is a favorite holiday of many science teachers. I would like to create a memorable Halloween Science Day at my school. I would love to hear Halloween ideas from all of you Mad Scientist out there. What are your favorite activities to make Halloween spooktacular? Thank You, Angie

Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:14 PM in Independent vs. Dependent Variables
Thank you for sharing those fantastic resources. Several threads suggested the key to helping students get a solid grasp on variables is by revisiting variables consistently throughout the year. I am always trying to figure out simple experiments that are great for assigning independent, dependent and control variables. What are some experiments you have tried in your classroom that work well f...

Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:25 PM in Independent vs. Dependent Variables
I struggled for years helping my students get independent vs dependent variables. I then stumbled across this article Inquiry on Board . This article describes creating posters to help guide students through experimental design, selecting independent, dependent and control variables. After the initial lesson, I kept the posters up and used them throughout the year. The author's method really...

Recent Reviews by Angie

Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:34 PM
5 Lesson using bugscope
This article provides a lesson using bugscope and a vignette of a teacher's experience. Bugscope is an electron scanning microscope student's are able to remotely operate. The class sends bug samples to Bugscope, then Bugscope creates a scheduled viewing. Entomologist are available to answer the questions through chat. This tool can be used across the science curriculum to engage and educate students.

Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:05 PM
5 Engaging Science
This article presents three spooktacular Halloween labs that will teach students about states of matter and exothermic reactions. The ingredients used are relatively inexpensive and locally available. I can't think of a better way to "trick" students into learning,

Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:29 PM
5 Pumpkin breakdown
In this activity, students watch a slice of a gourd decompose in a plastic bag. The article contains great ideas to conduct the inquiry and gather student ideas. A fantastic intro to this activity would be the Halloween Science Even More Everyday Science Mysteries: Stories for Inquiry-Based Science Teaching .

Recent Public Collections by Angie

Everybody Loves PRISM!
Type: Journal Article

Common Core

1 Resources

Archive: Connections Between Practices in NGSS, Common Core Math, and Common Core ELA, February 12, 2013
Type: Web Seminar Archive

Science Leadership

9 Resources

Archive: Science Instructional Leadership in an Era of New Standards, February 4, 2013
Type: Web Seminar Archive

Leadership in Science Education for the 21st Century
Type: Book Chapter