I took my class to the redwood forest several weeks ago. Time in nature. Enough said.
I was remembering the time that I built a painting wall in my classroom. Basically, it took hands on experience to learn how to drill into the concrete wall. It was all about doing, trying, failing, and doing again. In the end I felt I was just starting to “get good” at drilling into concrete. Getting the feel of the drill and the right amount of pressure.
What’s my point? If you want to teach Earth Science take your class into nature to feel, see, and breathe. . this beautiful Earth. Coming soon. . . when I get my research hat on: Technology in the classroom and why quality programs should provide tech free classrooms for the children 8 and under.