Posts Tagged ‘hands-on’



Shark Awareness Day

Shark Awareness Day     Did you know that almost 100 million sharks are killed each year for their fins? That’s just one of the many facts I learned while doing some research on Shark Awareness Day and became aware of exactly what sharks do for our oceans.       Sharks have been around […]

Independence Day!

  The significance of Independence Day, also known as The 4th of July, in the United States, is commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States on July 4, 1776.  The Continental Congress declared the the 13 American colonies were now free and independent states. On July 2, 1776 was the date that the Independence […]

Fun Fact Friday- Turtles

~Turtle Facts~   Turtles are reptiles and cold blooded. They come in all shapes and sizes and live in many different environments. They have existed for around 215 million years and they live on average for 50-100 years. The largest turtle is the leatherback sea turtle, it can weigh over 900 kg! (2000 lb). The smallest […]

LIMELIGHT SCHOOL OF THE WEEK!

  The Limelight School of the Week is…. Vandora Springs Elementary School in Garner, NC.     TEACHER:  Ms. Allaman GRADE: 2nd grade PROGRAM:  Cycle Babble SCIENTIST:  Meteor Martin   Good Day to all the wonderful and extremely talented Scientists out there.  With Summer just around the corner, I assume those of you in traditional schools, […]

LIMELIGHT SCHOOL OF THE WEEK!

      GRADE:    4th TEACHER:  Ms. Mason PROGRAM:  It Doesn’t Phase Me SCIENTIST:  Meteor Martin   Limelight School of the Week:  Cape Fear Christian Academy   Hello Scientists, I hope everyone is having a wonderful and exciting Spring.  Playing sports, riding bikes, and enjoying this weather in anticipation of being able to go to […]

Limelight School Of The Week…..

  GRADE:    Pre-School TEACHER:  Ms. Fox PROGRAM:  Shoot For The Stars SCIENTIST:  Meteor Martin   This week’s LIMELIGHT SCHOOL OF THE WEEK IS……Duke Memorial Weekday School, Durham, NC   Hello Scientists.  I hope everyone has had a wonderful and Scientifically great week.  The last few months have been soooo busy with all the new […]

If Pets Had Thumbs

    Have you ever wondered why we have thumbs? Do you think only humans have thumbs?  What if all animals had thumbs? Our thumbs are an example of an adaptation.  Our hands evolved over time (much like our eyes and other distinct features) to serve a purpose critical to our survival as a species. […]

“From the Field”

Molecule Mike – “Sounds Like Fun” You can’t predict those purpose-affirming moments that often happen in classrooms. All it takes is one comment or thought-provoking question from a precocious student to remind you that making science fun and increasing science literacy is critical and impactful work. During a recent in-school field trip for 2nd graders […]

Limelight School Of The Week!

  GRADE:    5th Grade TEACHER:  Ms. Greggory PROGRAM:  Meteorology Madness SCIENTIST:  Meteor Martin   This week’s LIMELIGHT SCHOOL OF THE WEEK IS……LaFayette Elementary School, Fuquay-Varina, NC Hello Scientists, I hope that everyone has had a scientifically wonderful week.  Our Limelight school is none other that the legendary, Lafayette Elementary. I would like to begin […]

Black History Month

Black History Month  As we celebrate Black History Month, remember the important contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout our nation’s history! Elijah McCoy was born in Canada to parents who were slaves and had escaped slavery by way of the Underground Railroad.  His parents really wanted him to get a good education.  But they could not […]