School days are busy days—there's lots to fit into those 7 to 8 hours you have with your students! Don't forget to remind your kids to take time to breathe.
Have you been watching the presidential debates? While some of the topics discussed during this year’s election cycle might not be appropriate for younger viewers, there are plenty of speeches being made and town hall meetings being held where the candidates speak about policy, the presidency, foreign relations, and many other things that are important for all of us to hear.
Small simple machines are a huge part of our lives. We might not even realize how important they are until we find ourselves outside on a chilly morning with a wide open coat, or trying to eat steak with a spoon. In the future, small chemical machines might be an important part of health and medicine. What do simple machines and molecular machines have in common? They were all invented to improve our lives!
Math was never my strong suit (English nerd forever!) but as an adult, I wish I’d pay closer attention and learned those skills well enough that they lasted past graduation. Math really does have a lot to do with my life, and if I were better at it, many things would be easier for me. Hindsight is 20/20…
One way to get kids interested in science is by letting them do science. Discoveries made are discoveries remembered! This might seem hard—after all, how can fifth graders contribute to actual scientific fields of knowledge? With citizen science!
The Book Squad is here again! We invite you to join the Nomad Press Book Squad by filling out a short survey about our ideas for a new series of educational books for children ages 5 to 8.
School is full swing. For students, that means hitting the books, losing the pencils, catching up with friends, and navigating a new teacher's expectations. It might also mean getting to tinker away in a makerspace.