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Secondary Science 2018 Giveaway

It’s time for school already?! It’s still hot outside and the days are long but it’s time to get back into the swing of things and we hope we can help you out!  A big group of us on TeachersPayTeachers are excited to do just that. We have an amazing giveaway for all...

Bill Nye… Our Favorite Science Guy

It's February, the month of LOOOOOOVE, and as nerdy science chicks to the core, it's hard to de-Nye our love for the science icon, Bill Nye. It’s hard to sum up a guy like Bill Nye. He’s a scientist, inventor, science advocate and educator, comedian, actor, writer and...

February Thinkers and Tinkerers

Ah, the month of love.  February is a fantastic month for so many reasons - Valentine's Day, Washington and Lincoln's birthdays , groundhog day, and the birth of  Steve Jobs to name a few. So snuggle up with your significant other, and learn all about other great...

January Thinkers and Tinkerers

Start your year off by teaching your students about the scientists, inventions, and discoveries of the world.  The scientists, inventions and discoveries highlighted in each monthly installment are great starting points for interactions with your kiddos, such as...

Zero G and Mel’s Weightless Adventure

It was the fall of 2008, and we had just started our first year of teaching together. Mel had just cut off her long locks for a shorter, "cute new teacher" bob.  Gerdy's hair was like a lion's mane, fierce to match her teaching style (she's gonna kill me later for...

December Thinkers and Tinkerers

It's a holly, jolly season, and what better way to celebrate the holidays than with a fond look back at some of our favorite gadgets and gizmos and their creators. Here's our list of great scientist's birthdays, awesome inventions and amazing discoveries for the month...

Women of Science: Patricia Era Bath

Patricia Era Bath was born in 1942 in New York City to Rupert and Gladys Bath. Her father was an educated man with wide-ranging work experiences. He was the first African-American motorman on the New York City subway system, a newspaper writer, and a merchant seaman...

Women of Science: Rita Levi-Montalcini

To say that neurobiologist and Nobel Laureate Rita Levi-Montalcini faced some speed bumps along the road to attaining her goals would be a wild understatement. It’s far more accurate to say that, for Rita, there was no path blazed by scientists and women before her,...

September Thinkers and Tinkerers

For those of you just heading back to school, welcome back! If you've already gotten a few weeks under your belt, then kick your feet up and take a few minutes to breathe! Wherever you are in your semester, it's time to check out our September  Thinkers and Tinkerers...

Women of Science: Mary Anning

We are women scientists - hear us ROAR! Or, at least watch us discover some stuff! That's right, we're embracing our roots and taking a new turn with our blog to feature women in science. Ladies of the lab coat often times don't get the credit they deserve when it...

August Thinkers and Tinkerers

Welcome back, Scientists! We're so excited to be kicking off the 2016-2017 school year with you and to be able to bring you some awesome August Thinkers and Tinkerers in the coming year. We hope that our monthly posts about the world's best and brightest will inspire...

July Thinkers and Tinkerers

To give you a little break from the summer heat, we've got some COOL inventors and discoveries for you to check out this July - from the first  old school car that began our love for automobiles to a couple of guys walking on the moon!  Read all about them in this...

June Thinkers and Tinkerers

Schoooool's out for SUMMER! Well, maybe - if you don't teach in a year round school. Either way, scientists were still discovering things and getting born in the summer months of June and July, so we're still going to celebrate their lives and amazing inventions....

May Thinkers and Tinkerers

It's May. The flowers are in bloom, Summer is peeking out from around the corner, and the discoveries and inventions are "springing up" from everywhere, with two familiar names this month, our pals Ben Franklin and Thomas Huxley, mental giants of the scientific world....

April Thinkers and Tinkerers

April is the month of showers that bring May flowers, so we'll shower you with some awesome inventors and inventions. Enjoy! Birthdays April 1, 1776: Sophie Germain, French mathematician, known for work in numbers theory and contributions to the applied mathematics of...

March Thinkers and Tinkerers

March roars in like a lion, and boy do we have some BEASTS of invention, design and discovery Check out the madness of science going on in this month’s Thinkers and Tinkerers. Birthdays March 1, 1864: Rebecca Lee Crumpler, M.D., first African-American woman to become...

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