Category Archive: Science

These are blogs about Science or about the Science we do in my classes.

May 24

What About Robotics?

Originally published on the CORELaborate blog!   Earlier this school year I volunteered to be part of our district’s Science Subject Area Committee (SAC) to come up with recommendations to the school board for a grades 6 through 12 Science adoption of new NGSS curriculum. The team was made up of two high school Science …

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Mar 28

A Stewardship STEM Project

This post was originally published for WA CoreLaborate at the CORELaborate blog! Chimacum Middle School 6th graders have been monitoring our neighborhood creek, Chimacum Creek, for the past 15 years! When asked to to develop an integrated STEM unit this year for our 6th graders I went to my fellow 6th grade teachers, the Humanities …

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Mar 13

WA STEM Interview!

Thanks to my work with the Olympic STEM Pathways Partnership (OSPP), I was interviewed by WA STEM! They wrote a blog post about the work I am doing with my 6th grade Science students! Click on the graphic below to read it! What an honor! Thanks, OSPP and WA STEM! 🙂

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Feb 16

A 6th Grader’s Take on Trash

Republishing this post to get new readers to our 6th grade blog. Here’s what one 6th grader has to say about trash: Trash Her thoughts are typical and they make sense. Yet how many people still toss trash out their car windows or decide to drop their trash on the ground instead of holding it …

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Feb 15

6th Grader Questions Water Pollution

Republishing this post to get new readers to our 6th grade blog! And I don’t blame him. I think every single person on this planet will agree that clean water is better than polluted water, and that we should take care of our water, and yet we have polluted so much of our water. I …

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Feb 14

6th Grader Blogs About the Ills of Money!

Republishing this post to get new readers to our blog for this year’s 6th graders. This post got the most reads of all the posts from last year! One of our 6th graders published a blog post for our World Solutions Blog about the problems caused by our obsession with MONEY! If you have the …

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Feb 08

The World Needs Change

Republishing these posts to get new readers to my students’ class blog to inspire this new group to write posts! This is the third in a series of posts where I share something my 6th grade Science students came up with, an idea for sharing their thoughts and questions about the problems facing our Earth. …

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Feb 07

A 6th Grader’s Plea for Clean Energy

Republishing these posts to get new readers to my students’ class blog to inspire this new group to write posts! This is a second in a series of posts where I share something my 6th grade Science students came up with, an idea for sharing their thoughts and questions about the problems facing our Earth. …

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Jan 31

NGSS and Rocketry

This post was originally published on the WA State CORELaborate site! A STEM Partnership and Rocketry This is my second year as one of the teachers of OESD 114’s Olympic STEM Pathways Partnership (OSPP). This past summer we got to work with UW Earth Science professors through a NASA-funded consortium! One of the activities we …

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Dec 22

Aligning a Kit to the NGSS

This post was originally published at the CORELaborate blog here. Aligning a Kit (or any Science Activity) to NGSS I have the STC/MS Kit, Energy, Machines, and Motion (EMM). I use that kit with my 6th grade students for their physical science experience. The first unit of the kit is the Energy unit. The NGSS …

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