Sharing my journey as science teacher, creator of elementary and middle school science lessons and projects, mom of teens/ young adults, widow, & NGSS expert.

Everybody's Got Questions  Most Interesting Ones Don't Have Easy Answers Science With Tom (8th Grade Science Teacher) Science  e...
What are sorting mats? Most children like to touch, feel, and experience the world around them. This is especially true with the younges...
How to teach Scratch: My middle school students loved learning MIT's Scratch programming with Google's CS-First program. I sig...
Two students from our tiny one district school won a UCSD/Channel 8 Innovate 8 STEM video contest last year! I teach a middle school ...
Each year I move a few things around to keep things interesting. I am in my classroom a lot so I want it to be a place students and I want t...
Developing and using models is a NGSS practice. Does this mean shoe box dioramas and  styrofoam ball solar systems? No, creating a...