CSTA Classroom Science Banner

Archives

“Walking into Spiderwebs”

“Walking into Spiderwebs”

As those lyrics from Gwen Stefani of “No Doubt” rolled around in my mind, I realized that 2020 didn’t call back. It was a year of #unprecedented firsts in many of our lives. It was the year of #COVID19, the most popular tweet. The #Pandemic where we…
Read More
Let’s Talk Science...At A Distance

Let’s Talk Science...At A Distance

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about unexpected changes in education and for science classrooms in particular. However, I have been surprised to learn that one classroom practice seems to retain its effectiveness, and in many ways, has elevated…
Read More
Science Fair Family Academy

Science Fair Family Academy

Getting middle school students to participate in the annual science fair has always been challenging. And the fact that it’s a virtual science fair meant that we knew we had to do something new to support our students. Our plan: a Science Fair Family…
Read More
Engaging Students with Outdoor Education during Distance Learning

Engaging Students with Outdoor Education during Distance Learning

Here in the Eastern Sierra, we have abundant outdoor science education opportunities and, in a normal year, we offer a rich array of field programs for our students. Our outdoor programs start in Kindergarten or 1st grade with a garden box where…
Read More
Community Education Partners, Citizen Science Projects...

Community Education Partners, Citizen Science Projects...

Outdoor environmental literacy and distance learning on laptops seem diametrically opposed. K-12 teachers throughout California have always relied on community education partners for getting students into nature and interacting with flora and fauna…
Read More
Here We Go Again: Fresh Advice on Distance Learning

Here We Go Again: Fresh Advice on Distance Learning

Almost everyone in education is building distance learning activities these days. Elementary and secondary teachers, college professors, and professional developers are all trying to figure out how to create enjoyable and effective learning…
Read More
Bringing your classroom outdoors

Bringing your classroom outdoors

In light of COVID-19, with new concerns and requirements for student and teacher safety, schools are being challenged to consider alternatives to traditional classrooms and science labs.
Read More
Challenges of science education in a COVID world

Challenges of science education in a COVID world

When colleges first started to shut down in early spring, like everything else, classes were transitioned online.
Read More
Chemistry Experiments at Home - Acid-Base Reactions

Chemistry Experiments at Home - Acid-Base Reactions

Learning chemistry should include hands-on experimentation, but can this be done safely while under stay-at-home orders?
Read More
Ready or Not: Coping with Working from Home

Ready or Not: Coping with Working from Home

I have spent the first three weeks of March vetting resources, creating plans, and learning how to use a variety of distance learning tools to prepare for supporting hundreds of teachers in my district while we are facing the challenges of remote…
Read More
  • 1 (current)
  • 2