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How do you give your students the words they need to understand an activity or a topic? TI Staff Educator Modesto Tamez explains his opinion that vocabulary is best given towards the end of a lesson, not at the beginning. Our host, Stephanie Chasteen, shares some more fun facts and activities having to do with the science of sound.
Kids can be pretty skeptical, which can help them to learn more. Children’s book author David Schwartz shares some of the letters from classes who thought they should double-check the numbers in some of his books.
Staff educator Tory Brady tells you how to make a teaching box—a valuable tool for getting yourself organized to teach a great science unit.
TI staff educator Eric Muller shows me how to carbonate my tongue. Blech!
TI teacher coach Jennifer Paillet explains how to fit in more labs, and get students thinking creatively by using take-home labs. Dr. Laura Peticolas is a physicist at UC Berkeley's Space Physics Research group. She studies the Aurora to learn more about the Earth and the workings of our Solar System. She's currently working with NASA's Mars data to understand why the Martian aurora looks the way it does. In this podcast she discusses her research, her inspiration and how and why scientists sonify data. Students may come into your classroom with preconceived ideas about how things work. TI director Linda Shore explains why she feels it’s important to explore students’ private theories about the world, and some ways she’s found to do that in her own classrooms.
Exploratorium staff physicist Thomas Humphrey reveals why size does matter, at least in physics. Need to remember why you teach? Listen to this incredible story from one of our teacher coaches recalling her first year of teaching.