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Tinkering Kits for Kids vs. Independent Exploration

If you’re a parent and spend any amount of time on social media, it’s likely you’ve seen sponsored posts that advertise subscriptions for monthly STEM kits to be delivered to your house for your kids’ tinkering pleasure.

 

 

Should Kids Have Summer Jobs?

My son has his first ever job interview this weekend. And while a part of me dreads the idea of adding another commute to our family's already-hectic lifestyle, I'm thrilled at the idea of him getting a job.

 

The Science Behind Fidget Spinners!

Fidget spinners! Kids love them, but teachers...not so much. Fidget spinners can be distracting, just like any other fad (hey, anyone up for some water bottle flipping?) and their popularity can detract from their usefulness for kids who do actually use them as a concentration tool.

 

Life Science Projects for the Spring!

Spring is a great time of year to take your students outside for some life science observations! All around us, buds are forming, flowers are beginning to bloom, vegetable gardens are being planted, and the trees are exploding into green. Take advantage.

 

Reflection in the Classroom: Asking Students What They've Learned

As the school year draws to an end, it's a great time to ask students to think back on the work they've done this year and examine what they've learned and how they've grown. After all, classroom time is part of a larger picture that includes the wider world in which they'll use the knowledge they've gained to make inquiries, ask questions, do research, and wonder.

How To Use NASA in Your Classroom

Are you studying Earth science in your classroom? It might be called Earth science, but astronomy is a major part of this field of study! And where better to learn astronomy than the premier astronomy institution of the United States—NASA!

Best Podcasts for Middle Schoolers!

I hate running. But I love having gone running! One way I fix my motivation hiccup (it's just so much nicer on the couch with tea and books) is with podcasts. When I run, I get to listen to an episode, and that's enough to make me want to lace up my sneakers and head out.

How to Help Anxious Kids

During the course of a school year, teachers and librarians are likely to be with their students during some of the toughest moments. Whether a kid is socially anxious, overwhelmingly nervous about school work, working to manage emotions such as anger, or just needs the occasional calm-down, it’s the adults in the room who need to know how to help.

 

Poetry for Kids! Celebrate National Poetry Month in Your Classroom!

April isn't over yet! Let's turn our attention away from Earth Day and celebrate Poetry Month!

For Earth Day, Explore "Going Green" or "Going Clean!"

For this Earth Day, let's explore clean vs. green. What is the difference? Which is better? We often hear these terms when talking about the environment or our climate. Many of us don’t know the difference between the two terms, so let's take a look!

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