of Steve Spangler's Amazing and Captivating Science ideas and workshops. He has a true knack for engaging learners. When I heard he was performing (I mean presenting) a workshop in Greensboro, NC, of course I signed up. As usual, it was time well spent re-energizing and re-building my science repertoire.
I shared the idea with Steve and he thought the results were just as interesting as my kids did. In fact, he was so intrigued by it, my idea was featured on his blog yesterday! Now that is exciting! If you want to know more, you'll need to check out his blog.
Steve says that if the learning makes it to the dinner table, we've done our job. I'm pretty sure that if we use Vampire slime to teach NC Essential Standard 5.P.2.3 (Summarize properties of original materials, and the new material(s) formed, to demonstrate that a change has occurred.) the learning will make it to the dinner table and stick with our students well beyond the EOG at the end of the year.