Megan Bradburn

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Recent Posts by Megan

Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:51 PM in Garden Activities
A great idea I saw in a classroom I observed once was the teacher using the garden to grow different kinds of plants, and when he would plant them, he had the kids mark how deep the seeds should go and how far apart they should be from each other. The kids used their science notebooks to sketch out what the formation of the seeds should be, then he would use their sketches to come up with a mutual...

Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:44 PM in Unit-Long or Year-Long STEM Project Ideas?
Jessica, In a classroom I had observed in a previous semester, I saw stem bins! These are awesome bins that the first graders used to create different architectural designs such as bridges, towers, etc. They were made out of a multitude of items that stuck together such as popsicle sticks and velcro, straws, magnets, etc. This isn't necessarily a semester or year-long project, but you could make ...

Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:37 PM in SCIENCE & SPACE IN THE ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM
Hi Lory, In my previous assignment for observations, I did notice that science was usually just a 30 minute period in the class time in which the kids did a worksheet (bleh). I think that teaching science is so important to our kids, especially the young ones. They have so much curiosity about things, and want to know why things work. I think that to advocate for science, we need to talk to our...