Experiment with Heat Transfer

10th May, 2011 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 1 Comment

Learn about heat transfer and how to keep things warm by testing the characteristics of different materials with this fun activity for kids. Some materials are good thermal conductors, easily letting heat pass through them, while others are good thermal insulators, not easily letting heat pass through them. Conduct experiments and watch how the temperature » Read More

The adventures of vermicomposting in the classroom

14th March, 2011 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 1 Comment

  Online lessons can flesh out student understanding of worm bin composting. “The Adventures of Vermi the Worm” appears on CalRecycle online. In a virtual worm bin, students learn how to reduce, reuse and recycle by watching Vermi in his bin with apple cores and eggshells. I will never forget my students faces when they » Read More