Posts Tagged ‘hands-on’



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 […]

Limelight School of the Week….

    GRADE:  4th Grade TEACHER:  Ms. Coleman  PROGRAM:  “Jurassic Classic” SCIENTIST:  Meteor Martin   This week’s LIMELIGHT SCHOOL OF THE WEEK IS……Pleasant Union Elementary School, Raleigh, NC.   Hello Scientists!!!  This week was packed full of fun and amazing lessons covering a wide variety of topics.  The list included: having fun with sound, learning about […]

LIMELIGHT SCHOOL OF THE WEEK…..

  GRADE:    4th Grade TEACHER:  Ms. Ibrahim PROGRAM:  Newton in a Nutshell SCIENTIST:  Meteor Martin   This week’s LIMELIGHT SCHOOL OF THE WEEK IS……Brier Creek Elementary School in Raleigh, NC. This week I had the opportunity to visit the 3rd graders in Ms. Ibrahim’s class out at Brier Creek Elementary School with our science […]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Bumblebees

  Bumblebees are a large and fuzzy insects and they are the most important pollinators in the echo system. We depend on these pollinators to transfer pollen between male and female flower parts. Their wing beating combined with their large bodies vibrates flowers until they release pollen, which is called buzz pollination. Buzz pollination helps plants […]

“Meteor Martin” Lets Hear It From A Scientist!

Lesson Plan of the Week   Hello Scientists, before we get started on this week’s topic, I wanted to take a second to share with you a great moment that I had at Lafayette Elementary School this past week.  I arrived on campus and was walking into the school when one of the teachers standing […]