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More on Chocolate density April 14, 2013

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If I have two candy bars that are the same size, I am sure the kids can pick which one will float and which one will sink.  And they will probably be right. Image But what happens when I use a really big 3 Musketeers bar, and a really small Snickers bar?  I’ll try it tomorrow and let you know.  But, I will be very surprised if they understand that with density, size does not matter.  Only “crowded-ness” matters.  


Look what I made November 23, 2012

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5×7 Folded Card
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So many ways to use this in the classroom!

APS AZ Science Center back to school fair 2012 October 29, 2012

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Here are the presentations from the APS AZ Science Center back to school fair

Maximizing Quality Instructional Time:



Amazing book. Amazing story. September 20, 2012

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Do yourself a favor.  Take a minute and watch this.  Then read the book.  You will be glad you did — and so will your students.





Arizona Science Center APS Back to School Fair September 18, 2011

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It was fun to spend an hour — or two — with you yesterday afternoon.  If you attended my Science in a Bag (SIAB) workshop — you were guinea pigs.  It was my first presetation of that topic.  And I got the message — too little time.  Next year I will host a SIAB Part 1, and SIAB Part 2.  I think that will help.  Thanks for the feedback.


To find my You Tube videos:  http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=nancyfootehigley&aq=f

For Bloom’s taxomony according to Pirates of the Carribean: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjhKmhKjzsQ

For some of my students mental math podcasts:  http://teachertube.com/members/musicList.php?pg=mymusics  (Or go to www.teachertube.com and search for “mental math” or “nancyfootehigley”)

For phonetic punctuation:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF4qii8S3gw

Celebrating the 4th July 9, 2011

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Have you seen it? It’s amazing! May 9, 2011

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Trying to teach science using the 5 E’s (engage, explore, explain, elaborate, evaluate) is a daunting task.  It’s tough enough to be an expert on the content, but putting the content together with inquiry based labs and the 5 E’s can be overwhelming.

Typical to form, Discovery Education has done it for you.  DE Science Techbook integrates technology and streamlines the process so that all of your children can learn science in the manner that we all know works best.  The lessons are aligned to state standards — not just the national guidelines — which makes it that much easier for me.

I love DE Science Techbook — and can’t wait for summer to be over so I can dig in with my kids!

Visit them at www.discoveryeducation.com.

Welcome AAGT members! February 5, 2011

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Click here to get the links and   handouts from my AAGT workshop.

And here’s one more — to make You Tube videos available so that you can use them in your classroom, go here.

2010 in review January 2, 2011

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The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 3,600 times in 2010. That’s about 9 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 19 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 50 posts. There were 59 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 21mb. That’s about 1 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was August 5th with 107 views. The most popular post that day was About Me.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were higleyusd.schoolwires.net, husd.org, mail.yahoo.com, search.aol.com, and mail.live.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for cuckoo clock, 5th grade math, deck of cards, weather wheel, and 4th grade math.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


About Me October 2009


4th grade math for Monday 11/16 November 2009


5th grade math homework November 2009


Vote for our mission patch for STEM Club! January 2010

For Rio ELN 103 December 11, 2010

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