Category: Science Teaching Methodology

A collection of Best Practices in science teaching

Making Clouds

This is such a classic experiment/demonstration that I think it has to be included in any weather unit. It is fun and it teaches a lot. I have done this in a variety of different ways but this site gives an…

Melting Ice and Global Sea Level Rise

The experiment idea I’ve linked to here is really simple, but it also helps clarify something that I think can be confusing to students. Why did the sea level rise at the end of the ice age?  Why would global…

A video to introduce Earth Science

This is a video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T20RT0GgOB4) I might use to introduce students to the general topic of Earth Science.  I might show this video on the first or second day of class, after I’ve introduced myself and the class.  After watching the…

Plate Animations

Check out http://scign.jpl.nasa.gov/learn/plate4.htm for more plate animations and explanations. This website is presented by the Southern California Integrated GPS Network Education Model with support from NASA, JPL, USGS, and NSF. The website has more links of interest to earthquakes, GPS,…