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

A friend posted on FB about a new policy put out by Discovery Elementary in San Marcos. Discovery is implementing a No Homework Policy exc...
The bird feeder before we painted it . Installing the sensor This plate was hot glued to the inside top of the feeder so the senso...
On Sat., July 16, my 14 year old brainiac and I took a Raspberry Pi Bird Camera & Feeder class at San Diego's Fab Lab. It was our...
Two must reads to teach students about failure are: Mistakes That Worked and Rosie Revere Engineer. Sometimes our ideas and experime...
I took off over a decade from teaching full time to stay home and be with my children so I have had to do some catch-up to be current. I ...
I love summer! Family trips, staying in my pajamas most of the day, enjoying my kiddos, organizing the junk drawer... I enjoy planning fo...
Gnome Engineers was such a fun project! I purchased the lesson from Sue Cahalane at Science for Kids on TPT. Link here  I love her N...
It will take some research for students to internalize what the crosscutting concept they are reporting on is and be able to generalize the ...
These have been such a success! We are working to implement NGSS but needed a way to help our students dive in to these new concepts. With o...
I love the mystery created with brown bag STEM challenges. A brown paper lunch bag, filled and then stapled shut is just intriguing. My ...