Me too! :P
Year before last I burnt out on science. I found myself in a rut I could not get out of. I had the opportunity to take Social Studies last year and jumped on it. I totally hated it. Anyway, I figured I would not get out of it anytime soon so I ditched 90% of my prepared science stuff. It felt good to get rid of it. To make a long story short I am teaching Science again this year and it feels GREAT to start over. I have to make things from scratch and have so many more ideas. If anyone is burning out on a subject I recomend a year off.
After a year of rest I fired my Alcohol canon in class and it felt so good to scare the snot of the students and totally capture their interest. Unfortunately I did forget the important rule of not allowing too much time after introducing the alcohol and lighting it. The projectile, a styro-foam ball hit the wall with enough force to rebound it back across the room, Newton's third law blew the ignitor out of the connon plus started a small fire, and the noise ticked off a teacher three doors away. God I love teaching science. :twisted: :twisted:
Me too! :P
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How fun was that!!?!!! I guess that's not an experiment I can do with Kindergarten huh? :wink:Originally Posted by Mark
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That sounds like so much fun. I knocked a poster off the wall with a nerf ball in a cannon once, but you really know how to get their attention!!
"You can't fix by analysis what you bungled by design."
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