Wind Race Challenge

Learning about wind not blowing your students away??? Don’t worry it’s not exciting for my students either and wind energy has lost its luster due to our world taking a greener approach to energy (which is a good thing don’t get me wrong just not for my lesson’s previous WOW factor). So as I wasContinue reading “Wind Race Challenge”

Spicy Chicken Skillet Meal

Coming home from a long day of teaching to a hungry family usually means I stop at the drive through on the way home. However, like many I am working on the, “new year new me,” motto and trying to feed both my family and myself healthier. I thought about what was currently in stockContinue reading “Spicy Chicken Skillet Meal”

Gingerbread Engineering

My students’ eyes are drifting to the softly falling snow outside our classroom window with visions of Christmas presents and treats in their eyes. Learning about engineering and sustainability are the absolute last things on their minds. So out I set to create something to catch their attention and tickle their taste buds resulting inContinue reading “Gingerbread Engineering”

Christmas Toy Creator

The countdown is on! 3 school weeks, 3 shopping weekends, and EXACTLY 25 days until Santa makes his yearly voyage across the world and into the homes of so many sweet children. If you are like me these three weeks are the LONGEST weeks of the school year. The students are excited for all ofContinue reading “Christmas Toy Creator”

Leftover Potato Soup

Thanksgiving is a time for delicious food and family traditions but what do you do with all of your leftovers after a turkey dinner no longer sounds appealing? Well in my case I made potato soup! Winter is officially here in my state and those cold nights are less than appealing, so I couldn’t waitContinue reading “Leftover Potato Soup”

Thanksgiving STEM

With our students, Halloween candy highs starting to wear off and Christmas excitement rolling in comes the daunting task of making it to Thanksgiving break. With only three weeks until Thanksgiving and Veteran’s day smack dab mid-week for me, it is very hard to start and complete an entire unit before break let alone keepContinue reading “Thanksgiving STEM”