STEM is not simply creating lessons that incorporate the subjects each letter represents- science, technology, engineering and mathematics. STEM is not a subject that involves quizzes and worksheets. This class has a deeper purpose. It is supposed to make up for what is lacking in the subjects that are under test pressure. STEM is supposed […]
In order to develop a solid understanding of how our planet works, students must comprehend continental drift and plate tectonics. This lesson plan gives students a hands-on opportunity to discover this process and research the positions of the continents throughout Earth’s history. The lesson begins with an activity involving newspaper puzzles. Either as teams or […]
Last week, I tried a new activity with my at-risk students. In the past, I have demonstrated the concepts behind Isaac Newton’s third law of motion using balloons. Students would build balloon rockets by attaching an inflated balloon to a straw, slipping the straw on a clothesline-like string and releasing the air. The force of the air […]
Every year, I introduce the concept of solving two-step equations using “penny puzzles,” and every year, it leaves a lasting impression on my students. They enjoy the challenge of the puzzles and the process of taking an active role in their learning. Once my students get the hang of solving these puzzles, there is an […]
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Hello, I teach seventh and eighth grade math and science at a charter school for at-risk youth where accommodate the needs of a wide variety of learners. Throughout my career as an educator, I have learned a great deal about restructuring the curriculum and modifying it in ways that help my at-risk students meet the grade […]