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April 1, 2017

Since I am so inspired by space and love learning and following our progress exploring the last frontier, I wanted to write a quick post to acknowledge an incredible milestone in space travel. On Thursday (March 30, 2107) SpaceX successfully launched a satellite into orbit with a reused rocket. This...

December 8, 2016

In third grade, the students learn the difference between physical features and human-made features. Learning begins with just looking at a set of pictures and discussing what they notice and what the images might have in common. Then they look at another set of pictures and have the same conversati...

November 20, 2016

I am writing a quick post about a program I just came across during my weekly listen to the Science Friday podcast (also broadcast on NPR at 2:00pm every Friday). If you don’t listen to Science Friday I highly recommend it. The topics are wide ranging but essentially there is something for everyone....

October 12, 2016

When my students leave school on the Friday afternoon of the very first week, I want each child to want to return to school on Monday. I want my students to feel energized and excited about the upcoming year of learning that will happen in our classroom. My goal is for my students to feel safe and c...

October 5, 2016

Just to follow up the post The New Space Race, I wanted to write a post about my favorite space related web resource. As I mentioned before in Our First Post, perhaps my greatest passion and interest is space. Ever since I was a child I dreamed of working at NASA and participating in the space progr...

October 5, 2016

As I have mentioned in previous posts, NASA and space related education truly inspired me to become an engineer. I wanted to be part of something exciting, something cutting edge. Space truly is the final frontier and almost everything we have done or will do in space is an amazing challenge. With t...

October 4, 2016

I always look forward to the beginning of the school year and laying the foundation for science for the rest of the year. One of the first science topics in the 3rd grade curriculum is for students to learn about forces and motion. We study the basics about pushing and pulling forces and how those f...

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