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Adding Life to the Classroom

I’ve been considering adding some live animals to my classroom for my students to study. What should I consider before taking the leap? —K., Washington   Live animals definitely make science real and much more interesting than pictures, books, or … Continue reading

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Documentation and discussion at the fish tank

An aquarium in the classroom may be a science center and the site of a morning separation ritual for some children. In addition to daily feeding and casual observation, children can make scientific drawings and notes. To encourage close observation, … Continue reading

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