Category Archives for Rebecca Keller

Keeping Science Real in a Digital World

Gaming, apps, online videos and tutorials are all great ways to get kids interested in science. But the digital world can’t teach a child how a bowling ball feels in their hands or the cool temperature of an ice cube. Doing real science means learning how the real world looks, feels, and sounds. Join Dr. […]

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Unlocking the secrets of real science with your pre-schooler

Children are full of surprises and they can often understand much more than we imagine. The prevalent thinking in many educational circles is that young children can’t learn real science, would be bored with too much detail, and simply can’t absorb complex ideas. However, this is far from true. It’s easier than you think to unlock […]

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Teaching Science and the Unbreakable Bubble

The Unbreakable Bubble: Fostering Scientific Discovery Presentation by Dr. Rebecca Keller  Can you put your finger through a bubble… without causing it to burst?  Learn to enter your child’s natural inquisitive world, without bursting their bubble.  Children are born observers, asking why and how… turning objects over and inside out… taking things apart. However, many […]

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Learn to Play Like Einstein With Science

Science Is Fun! Learn to “play” like Einstein with the ABC’s of science   Presentation by Dr. Rebecca Keller  Learning content is important. Kids need to know about atoms and the difference between force, energy, and work. But learning content covers only one aspect of doing real science. Dr. Keller will discuss the difference between […]

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Opposing Viewpoints in Science

Creationism, Darwinism, Intelligent Design – Oh my! Opposing viewpoints in science and why they are important –  Science education is becoming more and more polarized as both Christian and secular families try to “protect” their kids from opposing viewpoints. Dr. Keller will explain how this approach to science education has tragic consequences for kids from […]

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Teach Critical Thinking in Science

Through the Thinking Lens: How to Teach Critical Thinking in Science –  Learn how to build a critical thinking lens with your students. This lens will help your students examine in detail the scientific claims and counterclaims made by scientists. By learning how to evaluate scientific data your student will gain a better understanding of […]

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Is the Internet a Resource Distraction or Both

The Internet: Resource or Distraction or Both? –  Using the internet has become an integral part of learning for many homeschool families. Today, students can take online classes, read online books, and watch online videos all as part of their educational experience. However, do these activities really help students learn, or do they simply distract […]

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Teach Physics and Chemistry in First Grade

Yes! Teach Kids Chemistry and Physics in First Grade! –  Most elementary and middle school science books give kids a sampling of random topics. Kids learn a little about the solar system, how a plant grows, and the human body but they never learn the basic building blocks of science: chemistry and physics. Without some […]

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ABCs of Science

Science Is Fun! Learn to “play” like Einstein with the ABC’s of science –  Learning content is important. Kids need to know about atoms and the difference between force, energy, and work. But learning content covers only one aspect of doing real science. Dr. Keller will discuss the difference between explicit and tacit education and […]

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Fostering Scientific Discovery

The Unbreakable Bubble: Fostering Scientific Discovery –  Can you put your finger through a bubble… without causing it to burst?  Learn to enter your child’s natural inquisitive world, without bursting their bubble.  Children are born observers, asking why and how… turning objects over and inside out… taking things apart. However, many teaching methodologies burst a […]

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