77 All About Anchoring Phenomena

April 5, 2021

Often, anchoring phenomena is confusing to science teachers. In this episode, Erin and Nicole discuss what this type of phenomenon is and how it is used. Then, they explain how to use it and some common mistakes. What is the…

10 How to Teach for Student Discovery

March 30, 2021

Back in Episode 2, Erin and Nicole discussed using a student-led approach in your classroom. In a student led environment, student should learn through discovery. In this episode, Nicole explains how to teach for student discovery in an NGSS aligned…

Science Extension Activities with Purpose

February 2, 2021

In this episode, Nicole and Erin explain how to create meaningful science extension activities in your classroom. Often, these activities also referred to as elaborate activities when using the 5e model. The purpose of these activities is to deepen student…

How to Teach Science Vocabulary

January 18, 2021

Traditional Science Vocabulary Instruction Before NGSS Traditionally, teachers provide vocabulary lessons at the beginning of the unit. Known as front loading, this strategy assumes that students will understand those terms when they see them in the context of your unit….