Learn about the redwood curriculum developed specifically for the North Coast! These lessons are cross curricular and are built to be used in kindergarten through high school. K-5 Place-based Redwood Curriculum for the North Coast Discover a variety of lessons developed for both K-2 and 3-5 learners Activities designed for the classroom, school campus, and […]
Radiolab for Kids
Here is a way to incorporate podcasts into your homeschooling routine. Radiolab for Kids is perfect for 2nd-12th graders to inspire scientific questioning, thinking, and written reflection.
Neighborhood Field Guide
Take time to document what you find around your house, in your neighborhood, or on your school campus Creating a neighborhood field guide is a fun way to integrate art and science while learning some of the plants and animals that live near you. it is also a way to keep the family (or your […]
STEM and Environmental Literacy at Home
As we work to deal with school closures and social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, I have assimilated a selection activities surrounding STEM and Environmental Literacy–all of which can be done at home as part of an independent study. These lessons have been created by local, credentialed educators and celebrate place-based learning in Humboldt County. […]
Place Value Pictures
Questions: What is the difference between place and value? How can we determine how many hundreds, tens, and ones are in a number? About the activity: Place Value Pictures provides an engaging way for students to work with hundreds, tens, and ones blocks in a way that combines math and art. it creates an interactive […]
Lumber Yard Mathematics
There is a lot of lumber in Humboldt County — here are some images to ramp up number talks around some real world math.
Plane Flight Mathematics
On a Cessna flight from an airport in Humboldt County I was inspired to develop a plane flight mathematics lesson — how far can a Cessna fly?
Multiplication Area Model
We all need toilet paper, everyday! Let’s dive into how much it costs and how much we all might have in our houses using the multiplication area model.
Marble Run Mechanics
A Kindergarten-Second Grade Exploration Activity Marble run mechanics can be introduced in several ways but I believe the best way is to just let the kids play for as long as it holds their attention. As they are creating various marble runs, move from group to group and provide challenges for them to create more […]
Amusement Ride Mathematics
The Sky Trail is a gondola ride through the redwood forests in Del Norte County, near Redwood National and State parks. As we waited in line to board, we were pondering Amusement Ride Mathematics. A few facts for consideration: Passengers are picked up every 2 minutes Each passenger pays, on average, $10 for the ride […]