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Chemistry Students Learn by Doing

Chemistry Students Learn by Doing

Why are hands-on labs so important? What can a student learn from this approach? My favorite part of teaching science classes is performing labs. Experiments allow students to learn the material in a different way and for many students a better, more fun way. The goal...

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The Bible Encourages Studying Physics

The Bible Encourages Studying Physics

A rigorous study of physics reveals the magnificent design of the universe, from quarks, leptons, and bosons, to the myriads of galaxies, strengthening a Christian Worldview. However, you may be thinking, “True, but that’s still not proof that the Bible encourages...

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Beyond the Paper: Why Creative Projects Are Enriching

Beyond the Paper: Why Creative Projects Are Enriching

As an English teacher, you will never hear me discredit the merit of writing a good analysis paper. There’s something magical about formulating a well-tuned claim and finding the precise evidence and wording to effectively articulate and support the claim. That being...

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Logo. From Start to Finish

Logo. From Start to Finish

Logos are everywhere. From and M to a swoosh….Logos are what make a brand known. But how are they created? It might be more simple than you think. [video width="1440" height="900"...

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The DNA Makes Protein!

The DNA Makes Protein!

Starting the DNA unit in biology each year in November is one of my favorite times of the school year! We start with a little introduction song to get us pumped up and also learn that the basic function of DNA is, well, to make protein! If you’re not sure about that,...

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Using SketchUp in Beginning Architectural Design

Using SketchUp in Beginning Architectural Design

Prior to SketchUp, “friendly and forgiving” were not words that came anywhere near a conversation about 3D modeling software. Architecture students would spend semesters of their lives in classes solely dedicated to demystifying a computer program that would turn...

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Exercising an Advanced Vocabulary

Exercising an Advanced Vocabulary

Would your students describe themselves as appearing on fleek? Or maybe they have moved on to using the term snatched to indicate a look that is just right. How many of our students would warm to being considered exquisite, of consummate beauty, or debonair? Would...

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Creative World Literature Projects

Creative World Literature Projects

 In English II: World Literature, we span history and culture to get a glimpse of lives very different than our own. Ruta Sepetys’ work Between Shades of Gray is the story of a sixteen year old girl from Lithuania who is exiled with her family to Siberia under Joseph...

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