Posts Tagged ‘hands-on’



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 […]

“Meteor Martin” Lets Hear It From A Scientist!

  Hello Scientist.  The is “Meteor” Martin and we have had a fun and wonderful week working with the children at Wild Wood, Thales of Wake Forest, and Pleasant Grove Elementary Schools.  Our lessons this week were “Sounds Like Fun” and “What’s the Matter”.     Sounds like Fun began with a discussion as to […]

A Scientists Week at HTHT

Hello scientists, this is Meteor Martin and I am going to discuss our lessons for the week of Nov. 5th, 2018.  First, we had Kindergartner’s work on Weather Wizards.  Next some 3rd graders loved The Body Shop and finally we studied ecosystems with 5th graders and went on an Eco Safari.   For Weather Wizards, […]