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The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix is Impressive to Tour

  Where is the Desert Botanical Garden? I visited the Desert Botanical Garden in January while visiting my daughter and son-in-law in Phoenix, Arizona.  The gardens are in the Sonoran Desert.  This desert covers much of the southern half of Arizona, some of southeastern California, and part of Mexico.   Like

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Visiting Spring Lake, a Beautiful Gem, in San Marcos!

About Spring Lake Spring Lake is located at the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment.  Archaeologists uncovered evidence that this is the oldest continually inhabited place in North America, with human activity going back 11,500 years.  In 1994, Texas State University purchased the land.  The mission of the University

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Outstanding Science Reading Passages that Will Engage Students

Why are Science Reading Passage Essential? As a former classroom teacher and English Language Arts Curriculum Coordinator,  I find that having quality science reading material is a must.  First of all, according to the Common Core standards, 50% of all reading should be non-fiction text.  Reading about science topics is

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Science Materials for Our Fifth Grade Units

Science Materials for Fifth Grade Units If you are ordering science supplies to go with our science units, we made this list to make ordering easier for you, especially if your school has an Amazon account.  Yes, we are Amazon affiliates.  This means we get a small profit from each

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Science Supplies for Our Fourth Grade Units

Science Supplies for Fourth Grade Units If you are ordering science supplies to go with our science units, we made this list to make ordering easier for you, especially if your school has an Amazon account.  Yes, we are Amazon affiliates.  This means we get a small profit from each

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Science Supplies for Our Third Grade Units

Science Supplies for Third Grade Units If you are ordering science supplies to go with our science units, we made this list to make ordering easier for you, especially if your school has an Amazon account.  Yes, we are Amazon affiliates.  This means we get a small profit from each

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Science Supplies for Our Second Grade Units

Science Supplies for Second Grade Units If you are ordering science supplies to go with our science units, we made this list to make ordering easier for you, especially if your school has an Amazon account.  Yes, we are Amazon affiliates.  This means we get a small profit from each

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Science Materials for Our First Grade Units

  Science Materials for First Grade Units If you are ordering science supplies to go with our science units, we made this list to make ordering easier for you, especially if your school has an Amazon account.  Yes, we are Amazon affiliates.  This means we get a small profit from

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Science Supplies for Our Kindergarten Units

Science Supplies for Our Kindergarten Units If you are ordering science supplies to go with our science units, we made this list to make ordering easier for you, especially if your school has an Amazon account.  Yes, we are Amazon affiliates.  This means we get a small profit from each

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Pepito, a Blind Cat, Is So Happy to “See” Us!

Pepito is So Happy to “See” Us! We first met Pepito, a blind cat, four years ago when visiting our son and his girlfriend in Kanab, Utah.  Both Craig and Carrie worked at Best Friend’s Animal Sanctuary, the largest no-kill sanctuary in the United States. Craig and Carrie have numerous

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Four Fun December STEM Activities for Elementary Grades

December STEM activities are exciting for students of all ages!  Consequently, I created several. December STEM for Kindergarten and First Grades I like to incorporate the science of animal needs throughout the year.  In December, I focus on the needs of the reindeer.  I start by reviewing the needs of

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