Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Today's demonstration was a nice refresher. It had been a long time since I had thought of some of those concepts. It was nice to see how many different things can be used as levers. The key here is that the items are tools that children of all ages see and use in their everyday lives (hopefully anyway). I think there is a way to "level" down almost any subject of interest to those of a younger age. We just need to be creative! Also, we need to make sure that we don't make it too easy that it might become boring or monotonous for our particular age group. In an elementary or middle school classroom this can be difficult because all skill levels are in the same classes whereas in a high school AP chemistry or physics class you might only have those who are particularly interested or talented. I am excited to see the different presentations Friday.

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