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What makes fireworks colorful? It's all thanks to the luminescence of metals. Find out more with this great graphic from NPR.

H.O.T. / D.O.K.: Teaching Higher Order Thinking and Depth of Knowledge: What Exactly Is the Thinking Curriculum?

Depth of Knowledge Question Stems

Good Grief! This site has every classroom procedure mapped out that you could think of! Keep this one handy!

Mrs. Parziale's Mathematics Website - Classroom Procedures

Differentiating atomic structure

Changing An Atom

Conceptis logic puzzles - Have fun, get smart!

Conceptis logic puzzles - Have fun, get smart!

Spooky Science - Monster Slime! A Halloween themed Science Unit! Package contains full lab instructions, materials list, and student record booklet.

"Punch cards are great ways to motivate students to reach goals. Students will most likely engage in a little friendly competition, comparing their progress with friends and classmates to see who can rack up the most punches in the least amount of time.” - Amy, Education Product Development Specialist for Oriental Trading Company

Good Behavior Punch Cards

This blog post is a must read for all teachers!!! Research shows that when students track their own learning and data they perform better on high stakes tests, have increased intrinsic motivation, and do better in school. This post walks you through a super clear step-by-step process to help you start implementing Student Data Tracking binders in your classroom! So easy and so much positive change in the classroom!

Great stations to put on during class

Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!: Pandora in the Classroom

Family Science Night -- activities instructions and materials list as well as activities to try at home.

3 Places To Get Free Full-Text Scientific Studies - Edudemic

3 Places To Get Free Full-Text Scientific Studies - Edudemic

For kids who are easily distracted or overwhelmed by amount of work... mind. blown. This has worked with my most distracted kiddo!! I am SO glad I found this!!

Beginning of the School Year - Facebook Ice Breaker ...FREE...allows the teacher to painlessly gather every piece of necessary information! (Can be used with ANY grade!!!)

Student Information - Getting to Know You via Facebook

I think this is neat to just have handy. Instead of having to look through the big long document I or general education teachers can have this and it is easy and quick to get quick information to use within your class and teaching for these students.

Special Education IEP Cheat Sheet

Science Stuff: Let the Student Design their Own Experiment

Science Stuff: Let the Student Design their Own Experiment

This is the best idea ever!! The Great Pencil Challenge (managing pencils!) I will be doing this next year!!

Love this!!! Beginning of the year- COOPERATION! Teams race to build the highest tower using spaghetti and marshmallows. When the time is up (10 mins) discuss what made teams successful.

School Counselor Blog: Spaghetti, Marshmallows, and COOPERATION!

Survival Fitness – A Daily Workout Routine | Premium Survival Gear, Disaster Preparedness, Emergency Kits

Survival Fitness – A Daily Workout Routine

Periodicity Trends in Radius, Melting Point, Electronegativity Ionisation Energy

Compound Interest

High School Classroom Review Games | eHow

Eat. Write. Teach.: Back to School for the High School Teacher Part 3: The Well-Oiled Classroom Machine

First Day of School Student Resume: This is a great activity to do with your middle or high school class on the first day of school. Students complete a resume-like form that gives their personal and academic information. They are also given space to write about their achievements.

First Day of School Student Resume