Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Monday, April 12, 2021

Learning abstract phenomena without hands-on opportunities is challenging for lifelong learners of all ages, and nearly impossible for some. #HamstraHighlights: From Abstract to Hands-On: https://t.co/QkAL7Y2UlM #sci5E11 #sci5P13 #sci5P31 https://t.co/tGoQsx5VLD


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April 12, 2021 at 12:58PM
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Thursday, April 8, 2021

"Look what I found!" For the best growing conditions, you have to pull out all the weeds. You have identify them, locate their lowest, reachable point, and pull them out, roots and all. Proper preparation positions for fruition. #ddegardens #sci1L13 #sci3L22 #sci5L22 #ddestem https://t.co/ojIkFq4SE7


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April 08, 2021 at 07:47PM
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"Look what I found!" For the best growing conditions, you have to pull out all the weeds. You have identify them, locate their lowest, reachable point, and pull them out, roots and all. Proper preparation positions for fruition. #ddegardens #sci1L13 #sci3L22 #sci5L22 #ddestem https://t.co/6WIPBzdzd5


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April 08, 2021 at 07:24PM
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Thursday, March 18, 2021

For science #nced-ucators in grades K, 2, 5, 7: See standards-based examples: Weather (generally) moves W➡️E across USA, front is leading edge of air mass, low pressure system is unstable, unpredictable, may precipitate. #sci5E11 #sci5E12 #sci5E13 #sci5P31 https://t.co/8iCtGJZhoh


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March 18, 2021 at 12:41PM
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Why is weather hard to forecast at times? When fifth graders diagrammed columns of air with high and low pressure, they noticed a contrast: warm, rising, air molecules in low pressure expand and spread out. They're unstable, unsteady, and unpredictable. #sci5E11 #sci5P31 #ddestem


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March 18, 2021 at 10:02AM
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Good Morning, Dolphins! For all your latest updates, and for weather happening on our @DDEDolphins campus at any time, see: https://t.co/RbbLgPldbj. Stay safe! #SwimFwd #sciKE12 #sci2E12 #sci5E11 https://t.co/KtG6YhLCsL


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March 18, 2021 at 09:41AM
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Good Morning, Dolphins! For all your latest updates, and for weather happening on our @DDEDolphins campus at any time, see: https://t.co/RbbLgPldbj. Stay safe! #SwimFwd #sciKE12 #sci2E12 #sci5E11 https://t.co/KtG6YhLCsL


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March 18, 2021 at 09:41AM
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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Are you prepared? Do you have a plan in place? Where will you go? What will you do? Breaking down @WRALweathergal's level 4 risk severe weather forecast and safety plans with @DDESecondGrade-rs today. This is our "homework" assignment. #sci2E12 #SwimFwd #ddestem #safetyfirst https://t.co/fMHiju1eaf


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March 17, 2021 at 01:47PM
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Great "homework" for #nced-ucators to assign today? Students ask their parents and family members: "What is our severe weather plan? If there's a bad storm or a tornado warning, where do we go? What do we do?" #sciKE12 #sci2E12 #sci5E12 #ddestem #SwimFwd #safetyfirst https://t.co/y766ys3OUi


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March 17, 2021 at 09:29AM
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Great "homework" assignment for #nced-ucators today? Students ask their parents and family members: "What is our severe weather plan? If there's a bad storm or a tornado warning, where do we go? What do we do?" #sciKE12 #sci2E12 #sci5E12 #ddestem #SwimFwd #safetyfirst https://t.co/CHoALSVKKT


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March 17, 2021 at 09:13AM
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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

A great way to teach and learn about weather is to analyze a forecast together. @DrPowellReads fifth graders see @WRALweathergal's forecast, citing Low pressure system, warm and cold fronts, precipitation. We're 🤔 about school on Thursday. 🤷‍♂️ #sci5E11 #sci5E12 #SwimFwd #ddestem https://t.co/bQxnuZUfNe


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March 16, 2021 at 11:25AM
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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Can't recreate the H and L pressure system experience like this? While virtual right now, this post enhanced our analysis on abstract weather. Your tweets can be meaningful artifacts easily searchable by standards-based hashtags. #sci5P31 #sci5E11 #Hashtag180 #HashtagWithPurpose https://t.co/JXmeJJfGMB


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March 09, 2021 at 10:43AM
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Friday, February 26, 2021

Especially for second grade #nced-ucators who teach sound AND weather! Check out @NASAPersevere on Mars: https://t.co/NggiTGjbQU #sci2P11 #sci2E12 #sci3E11 #sci5E11 #sci6P13 #sci6E13 @nolbertz @sneumanndde @Nicole_Guay13 #CountdownToMars


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February 26, 2021 at 07:51PM
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Especially for second grade #nced-ucators who teach sound AND weather! Check out @NASAPersevere on Mars: https://t.co/NggiTGjbQU #sci2P11 #sci2E12 #sci3E11 #sci5E11 #sci6P13 #sci6E13 @nolbertz @sneumanndde @Nicole_Guay13 #CountdownToMars


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February 26, 2021 at 07:51PM
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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Do you teach about seasons, earth's tilt, rotation, revolution, and orbit? Came across this gem in my #sci5E11 twitter searches for #nced fifth grade science. Which resources might you add? Reply to this tweet. #ddestem https://t.co/oV5sX2sHbX


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February 09, 2021 at 07:59AM
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Friday, February 5, 2021

Like the alphabet, H chases L. Therefore, after every unstable, low pressure event, high pressure stability is on the way... and our forecast is bright. Right? I'm choosing to believe this. It's fascinating to learn about weather with fifth graders. #sci5E11 #sci5E13 #sci5P31 https://t.co/7rIuJC86in


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February 05, 2021 at 11:29AM
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In massive, troposphere columns, air presses down on us. How might fifth graders better remember these abstract, complex, weather phenomena? We referenced this gem to help us visualize our columns of air... and we can't wait for #SuperBowlLV examples. #sci5E11 #sci5P31 #ddestem https://t.co/97j9MNYmlO


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February 05, 2021 at 11:16AM
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How do you learn about relationships between elevation, air pressure, and temperature with fifth graders? We referenced Super Bowl moments. Your standard-specific tweets can be strategic artifacts in a meaningful archive. #sci5E11 #sci5P31 #ddestem #hashtag180 #hashtagwithpurpose https://t.co/XUkUJwrF3a


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February 05, 2021 at 11:04AM
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Abstract, complex, online, oh my! In-person, we'd build, analyze, and manipulate models to teach and learn convection currents with #nced fifth graders. And we'd also supplement with great resources like this from @KaitlynnFish: https://t.co/DFljlW6qDU #sci5P31 #sci5E11 #ddestem


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February 05, 2021 at 10:52AM
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Thursday, February 4, 2021

While we can't act out convection currents at the molecular level, we can still reference this fifth grade air pressure experience by twitter-searching standard-specific hashtags. Your tweets can be meaningful artifacts. #sci5E11 #sci5P31 #hashtagwithpurpose #hashtag180 https://t.co/JXmeJJxibb


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February 04, 2021 at 12:26PM
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Monday, February 1, 2021

It's on! #SirWalterWally looks for his shadow at @naturalsciences on February 2 at 12pm. Integrates well with #nced standards: K-#sciKE12 1-#sci1E11 2-#sci2E12 3-#sci3E12 4-#sci4E11 5--#sci5E11 #sci5E12 See the LIVE #GroundHogDay link here: https://t.co/8GLTDcBTZa @WCPSSElemScie


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February 01, 2021 at 11:29AM
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It's on! #SirWalterWally looks for his shadow at @naturalsciences on February 2 at 12pm. Integrates well with #nced standards: K-#sciKE12 1-#sci1E11 2-#sci2E12 3-#sci3E12 4-#sci4E11 5--#sci5E11 #sci5E12 See the LIVE #GroundHogDay link here: https://t.co/8GLTDcBTZa @WCPSSElemScie


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February 01, 2021 at 11:29AM
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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Waking up to a winter wonderland. For all your latest @DDEDolphins @EarthNetworks weather updates, see: https://t.co/RbbLgPldbj. #ddestrong #sciKE12 #sci2E12 #sci5E11 https://t.co/r78jGZ6eGk


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January 28, 2021 at 07:40AM
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Waking up to a winter wonderland. For all your latest @DDEDolphins @EarthNetworks weather updates, see: https://t.co/RbbLgPldbj. #ddestrong #sciKE12 #sci2E12 #sci5E11 https://t.co/r78jGZ6eGk


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January 28, 2021 at 07:40AM
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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

While teleworking, I might not have all the materials at home. Yet, I do have an archive of tweeted photos, videos, and linked resources, searchable by standard-specific hashtags. These artifacts can be reference points for future lessons. #sci5E11 #hashtag180 #ddestem https://t.co/GHu8BW2RWJ


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January 27, 2021 at 03:29PM
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The little kid who gets all excited when there's snow in the forecast? That's still me. Yet, kids don't want to just watch a video or hear me talk-they want to BE the meteorologist. Snow excited to see their @5thDde weather reports! ❄ #sci5E11 #FlipgridForALL #ddestem #ddestrong https://t.co/K3kd0DVOyZ


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January 27, 2021 at 03:10PM
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Do you teach about sound, weather, air pressure, space exploration, or atmosphere? This @NASAPersevere mission objective is especially fascinating: https://t.co/ko5xGflMML #CountdownToMars #sci2P11 #sci4P31 #sci5E11 #sci6P13 #sci6E13 #sci7E11 #nced


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January 27, 2021 at 01:32PM
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Hey! DYK? Students in #nced grades K, 2, 5, 7 specifically research weather. What if students had a chance to "BE the Meteorologist" reporting the weather as snowflakes fall, and they recorded and shared in @Flipgrid? #sciKE12 #sci2E12 #sci5E11 #sci7E12 #FlipgridForALL #ncwx https://t.co/Cx90x15oV1


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January 27, 2021 at 12:23PM
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The time has come... to learn about convection currents. These abstract weather phenomena are some of the hardest concepts to understand--and with fifth graders! Glad we get to navigate together. Can't wait to see what students share in #ddestem! #sci5E11 #sci5P31 #nced https://t.co/dPyGL7KK6B


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January 27, 2021 at 12:39PM
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Hey! DYK? Students in #nced grades K, 2, 5, 7 specifically research weather. What if students had a chance to "BE the Meteorologist" reporting the weather as snowflakes fall, and they recorded and shared in @Flipgrid? #sciKE12 #sci2E12 #sci5E11 #sci7E12 #FlipgridForALL #ncwx https://t.co/Cx90x15oV1


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January 27, 2021 at 12:23PM
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How do convection currents happen? How about in the air... and at the beach? Super hard concepts to teach and learn with #nced fifth graders! I'm liking this @KaitlynnFish explanation: Weather Wise: Land and Sea breezes https://t.co/DFljlW6qDU via @whas11 #sci5P31 #sci5E11


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January 27, 2021 at 11:14AM
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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

@StephFiedler @susie_hailey Love this, Stephanie! Thank you for sharing! Wondering if we could integrate this with @DhouckArt, too? #sci2E12 #sci2E13 #sci5E11 #ddestrong


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January 13, 2021 at 06:50PM
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@StephFiedler @susie_hailey Love this, Stephanie! Thank you for sharing! Wondering if we could integrate this with @DhouckArt, too? #sci2E12 #sci2E13 #sci5E11 #ddestrong


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January 13, 2021 at 06:50PM
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Friday, January 8, 2021

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Check it out, @DDEDolphins @DDESecondGrade! Our #ddestem lesson is literally changing by the moment! Can YOU predict what kind of precipitation we'll receive tomorrow? #sci2E12 #ddestrong https://t.co/tcqlrbj65D


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January 07, 2021 at 08:49PM
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This is fascinating. Especially for #nced-ucators in grades K, 2, 5, 7, can you predict what kind of precipitation may fall near you? Watching this from @WRALweathergal. #sciKE12 #sci2E12 #sci5E11 #sci5E12 #sci7E12 WRAL WeatherCenter Forecast https://t.co/8iCtGJZhoh via @WRAL


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January 07, 2021 at 01:01PM
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This is fascinating. Especially for #nced-ucators in grades K, 2, 5, 7, can you predict what kind of precipitation may fall near you? Watching this from @WRALweathergal. #sciKE12 #sci2E12 #sci5E11 #sci5E12 #sci7E12 WRAL WeatherCenter Forecast https://t.co/8iCtGJZhoh via @WRAL


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January 07, 2021 at 01:01PM
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Monday, December 28, 2020

Here were the temperatures in real time, as measured by the nearest @EarthNetworks weather stations today. By 3:00pm, temps rose to 65°F at the beach! Growing up in harsh, Midwest winters, one of my childhood dreams was to own a house on the beach. ⛱ A boy can dream. 🤷‍♂️ #sci5E11 https://t.co/pCRJhZou91


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December 28, 2020 at 09:28PM
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Thursday, December 24, 2020

Our @EarthNetworks weather station rain gauge is currently measuring 0.10" of precipitation. For all of your latest @DDEDolphins weather updates, please see: https://t.co/RbbLgPldbj. #sci2E14 #sci5E11 https://t.co/MEjAUKLJMm


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December 24, 2020 at 10:55AM
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Monday, December 21, 2020

It's hard to make models in the classroom that exact phenomena outside the classroom. I like how this @naturalsciences globe is tilted and rotates counterclockwise. #NCed-ucators in grades 3, 4, 5 might especially appreciate this. Happy Winter Solstice! #sci3E12 #sci4E11 #sci5E11 https://t.co/bQkKTptsXo


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December 21, 2020 at 11:20AM
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Monday, December 14, 2020

It's raining! Students in #nced grades K, 2, 5 specifically research precipitation. @DDEDolphins @EarthNetworks weather station rain gauge currently recording 0.21" of rain. For all your latest #ddestrong weather, see: https://t.co/RbbLgPldbj. #sciKE12 #sci2E12 #sci2E14 #sci5E11 https://t.co/W6qtDh65hb


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December 14, 2020 at 09:46AM
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It's raining! Students in #nced grades K, 2, 5 specifically research precipitation. @DDEDolphins @EarthNetworks weather station rain gauge currently recording 0.21" of rain. For all your latest #ddestrong weather, see: https://t.co/RbbLgPldbj. #sciKE12 #sci2E12 #sci2E14 #sci5E11 https://t.co/W6qtDh65hb


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December 14, 2020 at 09:46AM
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Monday, November 30, 2020

Our @EarthNetworks station records 1.33" of precipitation (since midnight) and some strong winds so far today. For all your latest @DDEDolphins weather updates and forecasts, see: https://t.co/RbbLgPldbj. #sciKE12 #sci2E12 #sci5E11 #sci5E12 #ddestrong https://t.co/DZQUzyAeN8


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November 30, 2020 at 03:30PM
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Our @EarthNetworks station records 1.33" of precipitation (since midnight) and some strong winds so far today. For all your latest @DDEDolphins weather updates and forecasts, see: https://t.co/RbbLgPldbj. #sciKE12 #sci2E12 #sci5E11 #sci5E12 #ddestrong https://t.co/DZQUzyAeN8


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November 30, 2020 at 03:30PM
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Monday, November 9, 2020

Breaking from the screens, desks, and indoors. @MomSteber's second graders modeled #HurricaneEta spaghetti plots, explored leaves at different stages of fall, and measured leaves using rulers with inches and centimeters. #sci2E12 #sci2E13 #sci2E14 #math2MD1 #ddestem #ddestrong https://t.co/TPQ1e6X4Bv


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November 09, 2020 at 01:59PM
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Breaking from the screens, desks, and indoors. @MomSteber's second graders modeled #HurricaneEta spaghetti plots, explored leaves at different stages of fall, and measured leaves using rulers with inches and centimeters. #sci2E12 #sci2E13 #sci2E14 #math2MD1 #ddestem #ddestrong https://t.co/TPQ1e6X4Bv


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November 09, 2020 at 01:59PM
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