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Seeking complexity

Seeking complexity

Recently while attending a Corwin webinar on The Distance Learning Playbook, author Doug Fisher said something that really highlights the importance of providing students with depth and complexity over recall. During that webinar, Doug said, “If a...

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There is No Going Back to Normal

There is No Going Back to Normal

“There is no going back to normal.” Typing the title of this blog, “There is no going back to normal,” actually hurts a bit.  At this point, nearly 6 months into the pandemic, I think we all...

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At Home Science

At Home Science

Central Rivers parents and students – are you ready for some at-home science?  I will be trying to post some easy ideas with things you might have around the house.  Don’t be afraid to let your child...

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Physics for the Win

Physics for the Win

Central Rivers science consultants have been hosting the Paper Roller Coaster Challenge since 2017 and have been able to offer it in a rotation at all three of our office locations.  The intent of the Paper Roller...

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A Closer Look at Assessment in Science

A Closer Look at Assessment in Science

In a commencement address at Western New England University in 2012, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson provided this parable…students are asked to give the correct spelling of the word “cat.”  One student spells it correctly as “C-A-T”. The...

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Snow Day Science

Snow Day Science

Are you home with your kids during this dangerous cold snap?  Are you looking for things for them to do to keep them engaged and entertained and yet be encouraging their scientific thinking?  Try some of these...

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