Sunday, April 15, 2012

Georgia Aquarium - Awesome

On Saturday, I visited the Georgia Aquarium and it is truly an amazing experience.  Encourage your family to go sometime soon.  This is one of the world's largest aquariums and you'll have an opportunity to view (and sometimes touch) both saltwater and freshwater animals from around the world.  Checkout the links below to learn more!
Georgia Aquarium - YouTube video
Sharks Invade Georgia Aquarium

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Never Stop Learning !!

Mrs D just returned from the National Science Teachers Association national conference in Indianapolis.  Thanks very much to Dale County Schools for sponsoring this opportunity!

Science teachers are students too and this conference was a great opportunity to work with scientists and educators from across the country to learn more about science, learn new teaching methods and tools. 

Some highlights of this trip:
  • Visit to the National Weather Service in Indianapolis
  • Met Bill Nye the Science Guy and learned about his newest venture – The Planetary Society
  • Developed programs for Lego robots with other teachers and experts
  • Scientists from the Air Force Museum in Ohio taught short course on mechanics of flight
  • Learned cool new methods for creating Science notebooks
  • Talked with Scientist from Florida State in Tallahassee where they have some of the world’s strongest magnets.  (Hoping he will be able to visit GW Long Elementary!)

Looking forward to sharing new ideas and materials with our 5th and 6th grade students!