Teaching the food chain/food webs in a biology classroom

23rd March, 2010 - Posted by Teacher - 1 Comment

Teaching food chain/ food webs Submitted by Robin Dahman (Biology teacher in Lorain, Ohio) Materials: yarn, toy plastic animals, scissors, large styrofoam ball, yellow spray paint, eager students Students struggle to make the connections between memorized vocabulary and application of that vocabulary.  I have come up with a fun and interactive way to teach the » Read More

Akron, Ohio focuses on teaching inquiry in the classroom

4th March, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 4 Comments

I feel so inspired when I read stories such as this Akron, Ohio, newspaper article regarding a STEM school that opened in August of 2009.  The Akron Beacon Journal interviewed several of the 14 teachers, including a 20-year veteran Felicia Campbell, that were picked for the school’s first year.  The teachers at this 21st-century school » Read More