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During the first week of March early-childhood through elementary-age children throughout the nation and the world celebrate one of the most recognizable children’s authors, Dr. Seuss. Whether it be reading the third most read book in the world “Green Eggs and Ham” or dipping their hands into a big vat of Oobleck it’s customary for Dr. Seuss to be an integral part of the class lessons during the first week of March. Today I conducted a hands-on science lesson to teach children about a vast array of science topics through the literature of Dr. Seuss. Children were introduced to well known titles of Dr. Seuss as well as many titles from the Cat in the Hat Learning Library Series. The series is written by Bonnie Worth and Tish Rabe, the majority of the 40 plus books are science themes. From learning about animal habitats to weather, and the human body the Cat in the Hat Learning Library Series has recognizable characters such as the Cat in the Hat, and Sally and Nick. The children had a great time learning about science through the literature of Dr. Seuss. The following photos were taken during the four hands-on science lessons I gave today at a local private school. In addition to the hands-on science program for students I also conduct a teacher training workshop to introduce teachers to incorporating the literature of Dr. Seuss and the Cat in the Hat Learning Library Series into the classroom when teaching science. For more information about the science teacher training workshops I offer for early childhood through high school teachers contact me via this website.

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Back from the Bayous of Louisiana where I was conducting STEM teacher training for 3rd Grade Teachers. It was a great group of teachers. They were totally immersed in the STEM investigations. Teachers were introduced to techniques to develop and strengthen critical thinking skills, teaching via inquiry-based practices, The Engineering Design Process, and journaling in the STEM classroom. Teachers conducted hands-on-minds-on, inquiry-based STEM investigations correlated to the Next Generation Science Standards as well as connecting to the Common Core. From exploring materials science, insulators, ramp science, simple machines, reverse engineering, and more. Teachers were elated to receive STEM supplies to bring back into their classrooms. Teachers left the training motivated, excited, and most of all I believe transformed. Check out the photos from the two-day STEM teacher training session.

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