Matthew Hartman

I graduated in 2000 from Penn State with a BS in Secondary Education and a focus in Earth/Space Science and 2008 earned my M. Ed. from Penn State as well. I spent eight years working at the GW Community School in Springfield, VA teaching a multitude of subjects to high school students and the past three years with NSTA. I can also be seen performing on stage and screen!





Recent Posts by Matthew

Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:05 PM in Showing the Power of Experiential Learning
Hello! I'm interested finding a short activity (10-20 minutes) that really shows the power of learning by doing. Does anyone have somethign like that? The audience is science teachers. Thanks! -Matt

Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:22 AM in Elementary STEM
Thanks, Mark and Bethany! Mark, I looked up that article and it was great. I reached out to the teacher to get more, but have yet to hear back.   Bethany, can you give me some examples of the types of prompts you think younger students would need? I have worked with 6th graders and I agree they are more than capable. It's the K-2 really that I'm most concerned with figuring out HOW to pr...

Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:08 PM in Elementary STEM
Hello Elementary Science teachers! I'm in the process of trying to learn more about what elementary students are capable of in STEM. In your experience, could your students conduct and experiment? Could it be one they developed? How do you tie in real-world problems? Do you let your students ask their own questions and then help them find the answers? Or solve their own problems through engine...

Recent Public Collections by Matthew

Community-Based Projects

12 Resources

A collection or resources related to Community-based and Project-based Learning.

Surf Your Watershed
Type: User uploaded resource

Type: User uploaded resource

Engineering Projects

4 Resources

Several engineering projects for use in the middle school classroom!

Authentic Landscapes Indoors: Using Erosion Models to Connect Science and Engineering Practices
Type: Journal Article

Engineering Design and EFFECTs: A Water Filtration Example
Type: Journal Article

Mutiple Choice Resources

3 Resources

Guides and tips to creating multiple choice questions and test

Type: User uploaded resource

Type: User uploaded resource