CHEMICAL ELEMENTS: THEY’RE EVERYWHERE!

Des Hylton, BHP Teacher Queensland, Australia The Lesson 3.1 activity Is It in There? asks students to identify whether certain elements are found in a list of everyday objects – ranging from cell phones to blueberry muffins. It’s a good one for introducing students to the prevalence of chemical elements in our everyday lives. I … Continue reading CHEMICAL ELEMENTS: THEY’RE EVERYWHERE!

SUPERNOVAS?! IN A SOCIAL STUDIES CLASS?! YOU GOT THIS.

Jenny Holloway, BHP Teacher Washington, USA I’ve always found BHP’s Unit 3 (Stars & Elements) daunting. On the surface, it appears that BHP teachers must master the subtler nuances of astrophysics, chemistry, and nuclear fusion to adequately teach the star life cycle. If you’re anything like me, the mere mention of astrophysics is enough to … Continue reading SUPERNOVAS?! IN A SOCIAL STUDIES CLASS?! YOU GOT THIS.

LEARNING OUR WAY TO LOLLAPALOOZA

Brigid Clare Jennings, BHP Teacher Illinois, USA Timelines often get a bad rap with students. By the time they’re teenagers, students equate timelines with simple activities they completed in primary school. Illustrate a timeline of your life in pictures. Draw a timeline of the Civil War. Show me your understanding of The Very Hungry Caterpillar … Continue reading LEARNING OUR WAY TO LOLLAPALOOZA