Tag Archives: inquiry

Your Classroom Needs a DIY Wind Machine!

A great idea classroom inquiry  is a wind machine with which children may mess-about with aerodynamic, motion, gravity and engineering. Best of all, your classroom wind machine is made of a common household fan, embroidery hoops and sheet of plastic! Students use junk, art supplies and recycled materials (berry baskets, paper, string, pipe cleaners, plastic […]

Free Plans for Fantastic Classroom Science Center

One of my favorite ideas for a classroom inquiry center is a marble maze made of a simple pegboard, scraps of molding, tubes and other recycled materials. The web site for San Francisco’s phenomenal Exploratorium features an educational rationale for the marble maze, examples and a fantastic PDF complete with building instructions and classroom ideas. […]

A Good Prompt is Worth 1,000 Words

The Creative Educator has published my fifth article in a series on effective project-based learning, A Good Prompt is Worth 1,000 Words. I hope you and your colleagues enjoy it! Previous articles in the series: What Makes a Good Project? Developing Projects That Endure The Genius of Print Less Us, More Them! A Good Prompt […]