Cabbage Juice – Quick & Easy Set Up

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Quick & easy – no fuss – no mess – way to prepare cabbage juice in William Hill轮盘about 5 minutes:

  1. Chop up half of a purple cabbage
  2. Add to a coffee pot
  3. Fill with very hot water from sink or water cooler
  4. Let it sit for at least 20 minutes
  5. Pour into flasks,beakers,or plastic cups
  6. Add a pipette or spoon to containers

You can add more hot water during the day as you use it,refrigerate leftovers if using next day.

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Making copies of Google Docs

K-8 Peck Science now on Instagram

You can follow our K-8 Science teachers on our new Instagram!

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Star Wars Characters for seating

I love Star Wars and found these really cute characters to use for my seating assignments.I have black lab tables and tape on one of the characters such as "Chewy" or "R2" in the corner.I also use the characters to assign partners and seats randomly.

PS – not 100% sure who the redhead is,assuming little Anakin?General Hux had red hair.Also,Han used a light saber,once,on the Planet of Hoth to cut open the tauntaun to save Luke – kids often ask William Hill轮盘about it.

Click on the image below to download it for free from TPT:

Free Star Wars Pattern Cards and Puppet Sticks
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I also found another greatfreeset of Star Wars characters you can download fromthis blog:

Click on image to go to Google Drive

Power School Learning Management System

Our school has been using Power School,formerly known as Haiku,to post homework and resources for our students.This is how I have my 6th grade page set up:

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It also ties into Google Drive and I am able to create a shared folder for each unit which allows students to access handouts,Google Slides,Google Sheets,etc… I simply drop them into the folder and kids have instant access to all files.I can also add links to additional resources such as videos or interactive websites.

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There is also an assignment calendar feed that aggregates all of their classes homework onto one calendar.For assignment details,they can click on the link to see homework specifics.I also use the gradebook which is a great feature.Students can see all of their science grades as well as current average.

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If you use a Learning Management System,how do you use it with your students?

Post it Notes for seating charts

I started using Post-it Notes on construction paper for my seating charts and it makes changing seats and groupings really easy.What do you use?


Super Easy to Make Cartesian Divers

寻找一个有趣的夏天活动?Make your own Cartesian Divers using paper clips and a bendy straw.Who can make the slowest diver?

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Cartesian Divers - test out your divers in a beaker of water and then add to the 2L Bottle.Keep all your materials on the tray to manage spills.Cartesian Divers – test out your divers in a beaker of water and then add to the 2L Bottle.Keep all your materials on the tray to manage spills.

This was the easiest,and most inexpensive way to make cartesian divers I have ever tried,and each student got to take theirs home after class.Did I mention how much fun it was?!

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  • semi-transparent to transparent bendy straws – 1 per student
  • colored paper clips – 4-6 per student
  • scissors – 1 per 2-4 students
  • 2L bottle with cap – 1 per 2 students
  • beaker of water – 1 per 2-4 students
  • tray to contain spills -1 per 2 students
  • paper towels
  • optional: eye dropper with blue colored water

Part 1 – Demonstration:

As part of our density unit,we talk William Hill轮盘about the concept…

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Eyewitness Videos – FREE!

I just stumbled upon this – the classic series byEyewitness Videosis now available on YouTube forfree!When I started teaching in the 90's,we didn't have all the amazing free online videos available at our fingertips like today and relied on…..gasp… VHS tapes.Having a collection of quality science videos in your classroom was highly coveted!

William Hill轮盘About EWV:"Eyewitness is a natural history television series produced by BBC and DK Vision.The series is based on the Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Books series of children's books."

Here are a few of my favorites:

K-4 Lower School Science Position

The Peck School,a co-ed,K-8,independent school in Morristown NJ,seeks a full-time Lower School Science Specialist for the upcoming school year.

The science specialist develops curriculum and provides hands-on investigations in grade K through 4.The ideal candidate will have strong content knowledge,broad technology skills,and a proven track record inspiring young learners.The candidate must be eager to contribute to Peck's new STEAM program,developing innovating programing in concert with other faculty members.A deep understanding of learning styles,classroom management techniques,and the particular needs of students of different ages is also essential.

All candidates should have a minimum of three years teaching experience with elementary students,as well as exceptional communication skills,both oral and written.A degree or background in science or related STEM fields is required.

This position is an excellent opportunity for an innovative and highly motivated educator to join a wonderful faculty.Please submit a cover letter,resume,and contact information for three professional references by email to science @

Kindly reference the job title in the subject line of your email.No phone calls please.We encourage you to explore our website to find out more William Hill轮盘about our program and mission. Hill轮盘about-peck/employment-at-peck/ls-science-specialist/index.aspx

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I am also tagging the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for each blog post to help teachers find lessons more easily.