Middle School Science


Middle School Science

Middle school science teachers can share ideas and best practices while developing and sharing classroom 2.0 strategies to reach every learner.

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Comment by amy on February 2, 2010 at 4:12pm
Hi everyone! I am the technology manager at Silicon Valley Education Foundation and I have some lesson plans on the science of the Olympics that may be of interest to all with the Winter Olympics less than 2 weeks away! Lesson plans are geared to grades 6-9, take about an hour to complete, and were built in conjunction with NBC Learn's videos featuring Olympic athletes. This is an open educational resource. Visit www.lessonopoly.org to view the lesson plans or create your own! Let me know if you have any questions or comments, I'd love to hear from you! =)
Comment by Jon Freer on December 15, 2009 at 6:21pm
I am a middle (and high) school science teacher. Our middle school science is an environmental science class that is in it's first year. I am also currently part of the Powerful Learning Practices (PLP) program and am starting to develop some personal learning networks. This looks like a great group of people to get involved with! I have started some 2.0 use. I have a class wiki (actually it quickly became a department wiki) and have used it as a source of class information and a place for individual and collaborative work. I know that many people are looking for ways to use/integrate the web 2.0 tools and am wondering if anyone wants to break out and actually develop a unit together. I am at a private school and can teach pretty much anything I like, but would like to be in the environmental science area. It is a seventh grade class (14 students) in Pennsylvania. We could even have two or more classes create a long term project together. I am open to any ideas and have some to bring to the table too.

I look forward to any replies.
Comment by Todd on July 27, 2009 at 11:32am
@ Jennifer Parker, It won't let me reply on the discussion Forum. I used Wikispaces.com with my 8th graders last year for a project that they needed to collaborate on. It was my first time using it as well as the kids so we had some hoops to jump through. This year I am actually going to use it with my 7th graders for an Energy Debate project. It was kind of a pain to get all the permission slips from parents so they knew their kids were getting on the site but it worked. Other issue was finding computer time for those who did not have it at home.
Comment by Jennifer Parker on July 27, 2009 at 8:16am
Hi! I am a middle school math and science teacher in Tennessee. I'm also interested in looking for ways to integrate wikis, blogs and social networking into the classroom. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Comment by Paul Heimerdinger on February 21, 2009 at 6:08pm
Hi Everyone! I'm a Physical Science teacher in Honolulu. Add me to the group that's looking for ways to include wikis, blogs, and social networking into meaningful uses in my cirriculum. Got any good ideas? Send them.
Comment by Bruce Mullen on January 31, 2009 at 2:56pm
Hi All,
I teach grade 8 Physical science which includes beginning physics and chemistry in Granby Connecticut. I have just completed a great master's degree program in education technology at UConn. Now I know that blogs and wiki's are useful and I am looking for great ideas for incorporating them into my lessons. I have just this week started my kids on creating pod casts of text readings as extra credit or alternative homework assignments.
Comment by Rick Biche on January 29, 2009 at 12:43pm
Hi, I teach 8th grade science, a combination of Physical and Earth Sciences in New Hampshire. We have been working on a variety of projects and integrate Gooogle Docs/ Spreadsheets/ Reader, and often use wikis. I have been trying to use our Vernier sensors more and more each year too.
Comment by Eric Biederbeck on January 28, 2009 at 5:00am
Hi I teach 6th grade- focus on life science, particularly the biomes of the world. We investigate the rainforest, the tundra, and the river biomes in depth
Comment by Catherine Laguna on September 9, 2008 at 11:01am
Hi! I teach Physical Science to 8th graders in PA. Here is our wiki: www.team8blue08.wikispaces.com. We also use Pasco sensors in some of our labs.

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