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Teaching Philosophy: Learn to Explore and Explore to Learn
Students need to be encouraged to explore and ask questions about the world around them. When students become curious about the world, their curiosity develops the 21st century skills of critical thinking and creative thought. In addition to the development of critical thinking/creativity, the ability to use scientific tools and record observations is also important because it builds a foundation for the scientific method.

Next Generation Science Standards: The new standards emphasize the engineering process over scientific inquiry.

Implementation: In order to achieve a science curriculum that includes the freedom for curiosity, recording of scientific observations and engineering activities, I use a mixture of hands-on experiments, engineering projects, and provide extracurricular opportunities.

Hands-on Experiments

Information to be added in the near future!

Engineering Projects

Planetary Base Design (4th Grade):

  • Assignments

  • Peer Review Guide

Young Engineers Club

1. Candy Box Challenge:

  • The Problem: Ms. Carter had a box of candy in her room at home. She noticed that every night a lot of her candy was mysteriously disappearing from the box. After a week had passed, Ms. Carter decided that she needed to make an alarm for her candy box. The alarm would go off every time someone opened the box. Once this alarm was made, she would at last be able to figure out who/what was taking candy from her candy box.
  • Your Mission (Should you choose to accept it): Create an alarm for Ms. Carter’s candy box. The alarm must go off every time the box is opened.

2. Wheel and Axle Activity:

  • Toy Story Well Mission