Category Archive: Science

School’s Out…Now What?

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So, we have all made it through another school year. Classroom learning may have stopped for our kids, but we should never stop learning, right? I believe that the outdoors are a great… Continue reading

How You Play The Game(s)

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Not long ago, fellow blogger Anna featured some videogame-centric titles in this post.  While reading that entry, it really got me thinking about some of the great memories I also experienced as a… Continue reading

New Elementary Science and Math Titles

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Though I didn’t always like science classes when I was in school, I’ve always loved science books—maybe because I don’t get tested on them any longer? I devoured books on human anatomy, medicine,… Continue reading

It’s About “Time”

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I was born in 1985…the year that Marty McFly got Doc Brown’s time-traveling Delorean up to 88 mph. My Dad was born in 1955…the year that Marty’s parents must be set on the… Continue reading

Review: Thing Explainer

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Thing Explainer by Randall Munroe. 9780544668256. Nov. 2015. Gr. 7-Adult. I am a “science guy”. I am definitely not at the level of Bill Nye THE Science Guy, but I have a natural… Continue reading

Art & Critical Thinking in the Classroom

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As I promised in my post last month, here is another post inspired by an EdWeb webinar I viewed over the summer. This webinar, Art Builds Critical Thinking, was based on the book… Continue reading

Best of the Best Science Titles

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Our team recently had the opportunity to do a presentation on some of the best books of 2015 at a conference for librarians and educators. We get to do this each year at… Continue reading

Stand-out Series Nonfiction

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The educational publishing world can be overwhelming. There are so many series nonfiction titles published every year for the school market than it can be daunting to think of wading through them to… Continue reading

Summer Annoyances

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Summer is in full-swing! Temperatures are rising, watermelon is in season, and people are keeping cool at the pool. Now, I am normally a “glass half-full” kind of guy, but when we were… Continue reading

Teens Who Inspire

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There are plenty of stories in local and national news about children and teens getting in trouble, flunking out of school, and not being good role models. But here I am going to… Continue reading