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WebQuests as Educational Tools

So, What is a WebQuest? A WebQuest is an educational tool.  When students are doing a WebQuest they search the web for information.  The teacher usually gives students links to websites and/or videos.  The links are checked out in advance to make sure they are reliable. What makes a WebQuest

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Building with Bricks – Simple STEM Activities

  Who doesn’t love building with bricks!? People of all ages like building with bricks!  Parents buy large blocks for their toddlers to help them develop motor skills.  Older children are often given smaller bricks because they enjoy building things.  There are even Lego brick sets for adults! Building with

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More Fun In Nature – Seed Dispersal Activities!

  Fall is just around the corner. Yesterday I was out on one of our favorite golf courses in upstate New York with my husband.  I was easily distracted by the beauty around us.   The trees were just starting to turn colors, and the thistles and cattails were bursting open. 

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Science Made Simple: Teaching the Next Generation Science Standards

Teaching the Next Generation Science Standards Can Be Overwhelming For some teachers teaching the Next Generation Science Standards, or NGSS, is daunting.  To me, it was a huge challenge.  I volunteered to teach kindergarten through fourth-grade science.  I also taught enrichment through STEM.  Starting a new program was super exciting! 

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You Are What You Eat! Eating to Run

You are what you eat.  Stop and think about that. It’s a great phrase reminding us that our bodies are indeed made of food we’ve eaten.  If your diet consists of a variety of high quality, nutritious foods, your body has all the building blocks it needs to be strong

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World Oceans Day

Are you an ocean person? I am an ocean person.  My grandparents lived near the ocean when I was growing up.  I loved to play in the water, search the tide pools for living creatures, collect shells and sea glass, and climb on the rocks when I was a child. 

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Training to Run – Introduction

This spring I had the opportunity to be an assistant coach for girls high school track and field.  The young ladies I worked with were awesome!  For three months they trained to improve themselves and contribute to their Westmoreland, NY team.  Honestly, every one of them is just a great

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Happy Earth Day!

April 22nd is Earth Day, a time to celebrate the progress we’ve made helping our environment and to renew our commitment to do more. The first Earth Day took place in 1970 as a way of calling attention to the harm humans were causing the environment.  At that time, people

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