Category Archives: Science

Ideas for teaching MYP Science

And then this happened…

I was selected to be a member of EarthEcho International’s Learning, Education, and Advisory Panel. What an honor!! Advertisements

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Gredos

For the second year we spent a week at the Gredos Center learning about the ecology of the area. What a great trip! Our fearless leader JuanFran showed up how to do stream and meadow surveys, he taught us how to … Continue reading

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Big Block: MARLISCO Video Project

This year Ms. Bernardo, the middle school Math teacher, and I were tasked with organizing the ‘big block’  sessions. Big Block happened once a month on a half day and the idea behind it was to have extended time for project-based … Continue reading

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Back to the Start

I tried to reblog the post from Soulsby Farm, where I originally saw this, but the video didn’t show up. So here you have it. Great ideas, great music, and it’s an ad! According to YouTube: The film, by film-maker … Continue reading

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Composting: How it Works (Part I)

How does composting work, anyway? I will let the experts tell you: “All composting requires three basic ingredients: Browns—Includes materials such as dead leaves, branches , twigs Greens—Includes materials such as grass clippings, vegetable waste, fruit scraps, and coffee grounds … Continue reading

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The Compost Drive Begins

The last time I tried composting I failed miserably. I was living in Santa Cruz, California and the city offered reduced priced worm bins to residents. Within weeks of setting up the bin all of my cute little wrigglers were … Continue reading

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Many uses of Mahara

This year I have been getting lot of questions about Mahara, my favorite online portfolio tool. Unfortunately, since our move to Moodle 2.0 in the beginning of the school year we lost access to Mahara for some months but many … Continue reading

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