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November 30, 2015

Science in the Classroom

Last year my school received a grant by a very generous grandparent. With this grant we were able to bring in presenters from this amazing group called Science Explorers. After the presentation we began an after school science club.  Myself and the third grade teacher offered to be the instructors for the class. Each club runs for 5 weeks. One day a week for an hour we met after school with a small group of students and did awesome science experiments. 

I am a huge supporter of this company as I feel that we needs more kids interested in science. Especially because that is where the jobs are. I will be the first to admit Math intimidated me and it was never an area I excelled in. However, math and science are the two subjects we need to get more students interested in. Think about, in teaching those are always the two areas that are hiring. 

My other half is in the science field and his experience and career has opened my eyes to the fields. This year I have been researching more about S.T.E.M. teaching. ( Science, technology, engineering, and Math). There are many resources out there in regards to this area. My personal goal this year is to grow a s.t.e.m. classroom. 

If this is something you are interested in for your own classroom checkout Growing a Stem Classroom. 

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