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Let’s Be Scientists! Or Maybe We Should Do Science. . . .

Let’s Be Scientists! Or Maybe We Should Do Science. . . .

One of the most important things we can do to help students prepare to be creative scientists is to help them understand how science works.  We need to share science that looks like science—unpredictable and full of questions—rather than simple exercises in direction-following. We need students to understand the struggles and dilemmas of scientists along … Continue reading

Teaching about Weather? Spark It!

Teaching about Weather? Spark It!

The Spark website, sponsored by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) can be your center for learning materials on weather, climate and related atmospheric sciences. There’s lots of basic information and class activities, but my one of my favorite parts is the interactive simulations. Simulations allow students to explore “what if” questions that are … Continue reading