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Natasha Cooke, a National Board Certified Teacher, is the Science/Math Specialist for the Children's First Network #4 servicing twenty-one schools. She taught science for ten years and was the Science Coach at P.S. 282 in Brooklyn, NY. She also is an adjunct professor at CUNY: Brooklyn College where she teaches elementary science education, biology, and chemistry, and inquiry-based science courses to pre-service teachers. Currently, she is pursuing her doctorate in Elementary Science Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research focuses on the impact and connection between teachers of science and informal instituions, such as museums. As a TRUST alum from the American Musuem of Natural History, she encourages all teachers to never stop learning! Action research and professional development is a way to keep growing. Her favorite motto is "You learn something new everyday!"

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Natasha's articles on teaching elementary science.

NEW Homemade Habitat – Edible Birdhouse Bonanza

NEW Science Notebooks: How to Assess

NEW Why are Field Trips Important

NEW Light Reflection

Science Fair Projects are fun!

Science Project Grading Rubric

Science Technology Family Night

Science Workshop Model Lesson Plan

Observation Activities

Ideas for Differentiating Your Science Classroom


Finding the Volume of Irregularly Shaped Objects

The Five E's: A lesson plan model

Ideas for Science Notebooking

Science Notebooking: How to get started

Make sure to check out our science lesson plans.

Web Mentor Judy Jones writes about teaching high school science. Here is a sampling of her articles.

Professionalism – For Science Teachers

When Did I Become a Reading Teacher?

A Passion for Science – The Zeal to Teach

Planning Science Lessons Using the Five E’s

Enliven Your Class with Simulations and Analogies

Putting Reading Back in Your Science Classroom

One Cure for “Senior Slack!”

Teaching About Evolution

Review Games: Do They Work?

Engaging Science Students Through Discrepant Events

Keeping Scientific Inquiry Alive

A Gene Journal: Creating a Newspaper about Genetics

Forming a Science Club

Why Not Create A WebQuest This Summer?


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