Teacher Writer Spotlight: Bonnie Smith

Posted by Lindsey Sönmez on September 21, 2020

No task is too complex or unfamiliar for Bonnie Smith, who joined our team of STEMscopes Science teacher writers at the start of this year. While she’s been with the Texas team for just seven months, Bonnie quickly stood out for her creativity, attention to detail, and willingness to take on new challenges. We are so thankful for teachers like Bonnie, and we’d like to show our appreciation by taking a closer look at her background and accomplishments in this month’s Teacher Writer Spotlight. 

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Topics: science, teacher writers

Science Teacher Writer Highlight: Lindsay Van Wyk

Posted by Lindsey Sönmez on June 12, 2020

Overnight, COVID-19 created a demand for flexible lessons that can be taught virtually. Teachers everywhere are now being asked to develop new curricula for an unpredictable future. That's where STEMscopes science writers like Lindsay enter the picture. 

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Topics: science, teacher writers

Structure and Resources for Distance Learning

Posted by Clare Agostinelli on March 20, 2020

We realize these days look different from our normal routine, especially for students who are used to following a structured schedule within a classroom. While as parents and teachers, we may not be able to exactly replicate a classroom structure and schedule at home (and that’s OK), we can provide a sense of normalcy for our kids, and keep them learning through the days ahead. To make remote learning easier, we’ve provided five activities and scheduling resources that support learning from home. 

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Topics: science, teaching online, distance learning, "STEM", "parents", "remote learning"

Science Learning at Home: K-5 STEM Activity Pack

Posted by Lindsey Sönmez on March 20, 2020

We’re all in a strange place of uncertainty right now due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Schools have shut down, parents must balance remote work with childcare, and teachers are doing their best to maintain continuity of learning for their students.

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Topics: science, take home activities, COVID-19, distance learning, "STEM", "parents", "remote learning"

6 Take-Home Activities to Engage Your Student in STEM Over Winter Break

Posted by Lindsey Sönmez on December 30, 2019

While winter break is a special time to spend with family, friends, and plenty of food, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your kiddos have to leave learning back at school with their classwork. In fact, this extra time off serves as the perfect opportunity for students to bond with their loved ones over a new, immersive STEM experience. 

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Topics: science, take home activities