Our Tomball ISD science goal is to utilize a science curriculum with researched best practices that will prepare our students for the future- whatever that may be!
This is my 22nd year to work with TISD, my own children are graduates of TISD and I am proud to work as a part of this district where every student is important!
We do not learn from experience...we learn from reflecting on experience.
We want to remind all science teachers of the importance of safety at all times in the science classroom. This includes using goggles when working with liquids, and solids such as salt water, sugar water, oils, vinegar, sand, salt, sugar, alka seltzer, rocks, etc.
Safety and School Science Instruction - https://www.nsta.org/about/positions/safety.aspx
NSTA Minimum Safety Practices and Regulations for Demonstrations, Experiments and Workshops - http://static.nsta.org/pdfs/MinimumSafetyPracticesAndRegulations.pdf
Do Not Use Methanol-Based Flame Tests on Open Lab Desks https://www.nsta.org/safety/flametests.aspx
MSU scientists’ discovery in Yellowstone ‘extremely relevant’ to origin of life
Montana State University scientists have found a new lineage of microbes living in Yellowstone National Park’s thermal features that sheds light on the origin of life, the evolution of archaeal life and the importance of iron in early life. Read more
5 E Model Part 1 (K-12): Experience for yourself how and why the 5-E Model teaches students how to think creatively and apply information.
5 E Model Part 2 (K-12): Dig deeper into the 5 E model to understand how the different E's build students' content knowledge and assist in helping the students make connections. The focus will be on how to design an Engage activity and how the Explore and Explain work together to build student connections with the content.
Crosswalking the Streamlined TEKS in Secondary Science: Examine the streamlined TEKS for your course that will be implemented next school year (2018-19). Some TEKs have been deleted, some revised, and some clarifications have been made.