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  • How to Use SARS-CoV-2 to Introduce Bioinformatics

    To prevent coronavirus spread, we cannot do a lot besides disinfect surfaces, wash our hands, encourage students to stay home if they are sick, and avoid travel to areas with epidemics. But we as science teachers have a unique opportunity to educate students about the biology behind the virus and introduce the field of bioinformatics […]

  • Temporary E-Learning Tips for Teachers

    All over the United States, teachers are being told to get ready to teach with e-learning if necessary, as many of us watch the news about the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (or the coronavirus) beginning to spread in the community.  In a bunch of countries in Asia, e-learning has already been instituted for over a month now, including […]

  • Flu Season Teacher Survival Tips

    Flu Season February Right now it’s February 2020, and everyone is currently stressing out and worrying about Wuhan coronavirus. (If you want more information about that virus, you can go to this blog post here.) There are a bunch of stores near cities in the USA that are selling out of face masks and people […]

  • The Search for the Ultimate Teacher Shoe

    It’s no secret that science teachers (and all teachers) need a good comfortable, closed-toe shoe that they can walk in all day long.  Teachers need shoes they can walk in all day long and over the years I have tried a lot of different shoes and worn a lot of different brands.  Recently, I wore […]

  • An Anytime Science Activity Menu

    It’s the holiday season right now and there is so much going on.  I know in my own life, besides work, I have holiday shopping to do (some online, some I have to do in store), I’ve got my own kids’ friends’ birthday parties to shuttle my kids to, parent teacher conferences in the next […]

  • Back to School 2019 Giveaway!

      Can you believe it?  Some of us are already gearing up to go back to school in a week or two weeks… or a month from now.  (I know I know, some of you are still chilling on the beach somewhere, but stay with me because you won’t want to miss out on this […]

  • Teaching Quantum Numbers

    What’s one of the hardest topics to teach in chemistry?  Quantum numbers!!  It’s really difficult for students to understand – so much of it is based on quantum mechanics and physics principles that are beyond the scope of a high school chemistry course. Here is a creative activity you could have students complete at the […]

  • Chemical Compound Naming Fun

      I took a poll recently and asked teachers what the hardest topic for them is to teach and a bunch of readers wrote in that compound naming and chemical formula writing is the hardest topic to make fun!  This inspired me to create this easy to implement but fun game for compound naming and […]

  • Chemistry Doodle Diagram Notes Giveaway!

      I’m really excited to announce my spring giveaway – I’m giving away a growing chemistry doodle diagram notes bundle!  These notes haven’t even been released yet – I’m almost done with units 1 and 2.  The two winners will receive the growing bundle throughout this year as each unit is created.  Please enter to […]

  • Designing the Exoplanet Adventure

    What does end-of-the-year-review look like in your classroom?    I know in my biology classroom, I had review packets that the diligent students grudgingly filled in over a few class periods (and the not-as-motivated students simply ignored).  I always wanted to create some sort of fun-review activity to get students thinking and reviewing their knowledge […]