May 14, 2018

Classroom Activity: Acid Rain Simulation

  The following activity can be found in the Weather module from NICERC’s STEAM Fundamentals third grade curriculum. Time is not always our friend in the classroom. This is certainly true when talking about things that take years to develop. In the third grade STEAM Fundamentals Weather module, we look at air […]
May 7, 2018

Staff Pick: Just Go with the Electron Flow

One thing I love about sharing NICERC content with teachers all over the country is the number of rich, educational opportunities the curriculum provides. In STEM EDA, students learn the basics of electricity, how a battery works, and what constitutes a complete circuit. In Cyber Literacy, as students begin to […]
May 1, 2018

Video: Optimized Bubble Sort

NICERC’s Computer Science curriculum covers several traditional sorting algorithms that can be used to sort a list of items. One of the covered algorithms in the curriculum  is bubble sort. Bubble sort makes pairwise comparisons that result in larger numbers “bubbling” to the end of the list. A traditional bubble […]
April 26, 2018

Staff Pick: Summertime According to NICERC

Am I the only one that has little jingles pop into their head? Jingles based on the current mood or emotion? Today for instance, I had two come to mind… One came from the Beachboys, “Sum sum summer time, sum sum summer time” and the other, a little heavier, by […]