Tag: science

Teaching Science Without a Textbook

What do most people think of when “science” pops to mind? Lab coats, microscopes, rulers, fume hoods, and other lab equipment likely enter the front of most everyone’s imaginations when “science” crosses their consciousness. Science is currently a nationwide standard by which students’ and schools’ comprehension and performance are compared to one another. However, science […]

Teaching Tips for First-Time Science Teachers

Teaching science can be a daunting task especially if it is your first time doing so. The task of teaching, in general, can be intimidating, but it is important to remember why you are doing this. You want to broaden the horizons of young minds and expose them to things they were previously unknown to. […]

The Importance of Women in STEM

The Importance of Women in STEM

According to the United States Census Bureau, women in this country make up almost fifty percent of the workforce. However, from that number, only 26% are working in fields related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) compared to the 74% of men in the area. Unfortunately, this gap seems to be broadening as well. […]

Terri Wattawa

A Teacher’s Reflection, Part 1

  So, I find myself back in front of a science classroom, with 150 sleepy high school students and a killer lab set up courtesy of school funding circa 1950.  They really knew how to set a teacher up back then…but I am getting ahead of myself.   Full disclosure, I haven’t been a full-blown teacher since […]

Terri Wattawa

The Benefits of Learning Science in Early Childhood

For most if not all young learners, science is just an extension of their everyday world. Science teaches you how to discover and wonder about everything around you, and that is something they do naturally. So science is the ideal subject to complement a child’s natural curiosity. This is why is so important to have […]

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