The Scientific Method behind this blog

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July 8, 2017

Purpose (state the problem): I was looking for a blog about teaching 5th grade Science that contained posts about actually teaching content but I couldn’t find one. I’m not saying one doesn’t exist, I’m just saying that I looked for days maybe even weeks and couldn’t find what I was looking for.

Research (find out about the topic):

  • Well for starters I am a teacher, I just haven’t taught 5th grade Science (allow me a little grace).
  • There are lots of great resources on Teachers Pay Teachers, but I’m not looking at buying worksheets. (Although I know that I will be purchasing some of these resources throughout the year.)
  • Blogging, well I have been writing for as long as I can remember and I kept up with a blog for a couple of college courses. But we won’t discuss how long ago that took place.
  • I have found plenty of great resources telling me how to arrange desks, organize classroom supplies, label my classroom library and the latest ideas on how to use supplies from Dollar Tree.

Hypothesis (predict the outcome of the problem): I’m going to keep this blog to document the teaching and learning that occurs in my classroom.  

It’s not always going to be pretty but it will be honest. My idea is to tackle the school year one unit at a time with the world joining my students for the year. I want to talk about real teaching. That means saying how I’m going to address vocabulary, what I’m using to engage my students and what I’m doing to make it stick. When I do all of that I am also going to have to admit what worked, what didn’t, how I can make changes to improve my teaching.

Analysis (Record the results of the experiment): This is the whole point of thescienceexperiment.com, to record the experiment of teaching 5th Grade Science.

Conclusion (compare the hypothesis to the experiments conclusion): We’ll just have to wait to see what happens…….