The Science School Yard: January 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

Inservice

It has been a while, but wow end of the quarter= BUSY. Report cards for over 430 students and new units to boot. Today, we met as science teachers to discuss next year's plan. Our district has hired a scheduling guru to help us organize our schedule...this ultimately takes away science time each week as we move to a six day rotation. We also looked at the new Core Science Standards which got me thinking, are we really ready to implement the new standards next year? Do we have materials, lessons, activities to do this? No, no, and no. So tonight I am going to crank out some activities to help in that process. Stay tuned for the "Fast" Food Chain Unit. I know that there is a ton of lessons out there, but we must tackle the Core Science component. I am excited about creating some great new lessons.