Bianca McRae

I am a passionate middle school science teacher... love the inquiry process and appreciate the latest endeavors to improve science literacy as well...




Burris Laboratory School

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Recent Posts by Bianca

Wed May 09, 2012 11:50 PM in Action Research in Our Science Classrooms
Hi... I am looking for ideas... Any suggestions? Bianca

Mon May 07, 2012 8:13 PM in Organizing Science Curriculum
Hi. I usually build something... towers, bridges, rubber band cars... I am new to Science Olympiad challenges and have just started using ideas from them...Optics pathways... thermal containers... I also just discovered NASA challenges... Tonight there was a great webinar on the Balloon Aerodynamics Challenge... it seems so practical... explored neutral buoyancy and density... I can't wait to ...

Mon May 07, 2012 6:16 PM in From STEM to STEAM?
Hi. Three years ago our regional science fair used the "Science of Art and the Art of Science" as a theme... we partnered with a local university art department, explored the connections and held an exhibit for visitors to view while projects were being judged... it was great... I heard some others suggest another A - for architecture. :o} Kids do love to build things! Bianca

Recent Public Collections by Bianca

Helping Informal Science Educators Navigate the NSTA Learning Center

2 Resources

I need to organize resources for use in training others (informal educators, parents, home schoolers, etc) to use the NSTA Learning Center as a means to expand their knowledge, skills and understanding of science concepts, process skills, and critical thinking.

Archive: Learning Center: Free Professional Learning Resources for Teachers, July 27, 2011
Type: Web Seminar Archive

Archive: Learning Center's Science Objects, September 29, 2011
Type: Web Seminar Archive

Rocks & The Rock Cycle

6 Resources

Part of the 7th grade, IN, core standards and goes well with Pearson - Interactive - chapter 8 - Introducing Earth.

Science Sampler: Rocks in our pockets
Type: Journal Article

Science Sampler: Rockin' around the rock cycle
Type: Journal Article