The end of the year

It’s the end of the school year, but for me, it’s more than that – it’s the end of an era.  I’ve taught my last “real” group homeschool class (and there’s just one more regents review study session).  It’s a strange feeling – I’m massively excited about my new job teaching science in a lovely … More The end of the year

Elementary Science: Reflections on Food Chemistry

My elementary class that is studying food chemistry is approaching the end of the unit.  The students learned to test foods for starch, glucose, protein, and fat.  They built paper molecules showing highly simplified structures for each of these types of molecule and they wrote short essays talking about what foods they would bring with … More Elementary Science: Reflections on Food Chemistry

Global Climate Change

This morning I got an email from NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) about how science teachers perceive and teach climate change.  They linked to a worthwhile article in Science that reports on how American teachers are addressing this topic. The short version is that science teachers are mostly pretty well informed about climate change and … More Global Climate Change