Woody Woodruff

A classically trained teacher ( I can use mimeograph, film projectors and chalk and slate information transfer) in Earth and Space sciences. I am certified in Earth, General, Physical, Integrated and Environmental science. I am also Special Education certified. While classically trained, I am becoming more tech savvy and incorporating more technology into my classroom.





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Fri May 20, 2016 8:03 AM in Without Warning - Earthquake and Tsunami Preparedness Comic
Looks real good, perfect timing right in the middle of my earthquake/volcano unit.

Wed May 11, 2016 1:47 PM in Integration of Earth & Space Science in Other Content Areas
A way to integrate Science and Literature/World Culures is to examine the myth and legends behind the constellations. A planisphere/star chart can access names of constellations for Western european culture and Greco/Roman mythology can tie the sky together. For other cultures a little research can yield Asian legends. A particular favorite of mine is a book called "Keepers of the Night Sky" wh...

Wed May 11, 2016 1:38 PM in How to Get Students to Look At the Night Sky
A successful activity for star gazing is to make and learn to use a Planisphere ( movable star chart ). very inexpensive to make (card stock & scotch tape) and easy to use. Students can set planisphere for any date and time... like their birthday or holiday and "see what is up in the sky to see. Use Old Farmer's Almanac for planets and Bingo! sky/stargazing lesson