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Probability Fun & Games reinforces the concepts of: addition, prediction, graphing, fractions, decimals, and percents through three fun activities. Your students will be on the fast track to learning basic math skills. The packet include three
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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\$4.05
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Make four rockets with this STEM activity. Explore basic rocket history and Newton's Third Law of Motion. Students will also use a grid to re-size a scale drawing of the Saturn V rocket, the largest rocket America has ever launched! This resource
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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\$4.50
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Apollo 13 is a classroom activity designed to help your students learn giving and listening to exact instructions, and team building skills. Apollo 13 has language arts, science and math applications. Your students will replicate the REAL Apollo 13
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2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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\$2.00
\$1.80
11 ratings
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This step-by-step tutorial walks you through the process of making a greeting card where the Christmas Tree actually glows along with your children's faces! Fill your classroom with these cards of joy and deLIGHT your students and their parents!
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12 ratings
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Engage your students with these three simple, but impressive, demonstrations of Bernoulli's Principle using a few inexpensive materials. Your students may not be able to see air, but they will begin to understand the effect that air has on airplanes
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2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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\$2.93
4 ratings
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Explore atmospheric pressure and vacuums with this hilarious science prank. Air Pressure II is the second in a series of simple, cheap, and impressive (and ) air pressure experiments for your classroom. This download will walk you step-by-step
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2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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\$2.70
7 ratings
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Explore evaporation, condensation, air pressure, and vacuums. This download will walk you step-by-step through one simple and impressive air pressure experiment for your science classroom. All you need are a few inexpensive supplies. Your students
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2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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\$2.70
9 ratings
3.8
21 Chips is a fun classroom game where players alternate turns using strategy to be the last to take chips. I use 21 Chips it at the end of the day or end of the class as a challenge. I, of course, claim that I’m just lucky when I win every
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Air Pressure III is an inexpensive and easy way to demonstrate air pressure in your classroom. By pressurizing a container, it will force liquid out. Your kids will be rolling on the floor with laughter and begging you to do this over and over!
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2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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\$2.70
2 ratings
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Create your own Balsa Wood Airplanes using this simple 8-step tutorial. Students from second to eighth grade will enjoy creating a masterpiece while also modifying their planes to fly farther or even loop! You and your students will have fun while
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2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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\$1.35
2 ratings
4.0
Make a constellation star map on your playground! Playground Planetarium: The Constellations is a hands-on activity designed to be used across the curriculum by incorporating STEAM / STEM in the classroom. Get your kids out of their desks and
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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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\$4.95
6 ratings
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Beginner Level 1 Circuit - Easy, Impressive, we provide links for all the items you need (cheap & they ship very quickly!). Fill your classroom with these cards of joy! DeLIGHT your children and their parents! Light up your classroom (and your
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3 ratings
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Electrify Your Valentine by making an inexpensive LED light up and pop-up Valentine's Day Card! We love this project and think you and your students will too! Light up your classroom (and your children’s faces) with this radiant lighted
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6 ratings
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This hands-on activity will give your students a great idea of the principles of Scientific Method, independent, dependent, and controlled variables. Use this activity to help students understand Scientific Method before a science fair or as a
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Why isn’t Dry Ice Wet? And Other Frostbite Favorites 8 Science Experiments using Dry Ice (CO2) in your classroom. I’ve used dry ice in my classroom for many years. It never fails to amaze my students. It is a great tool for teaching the concepts
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Use sail cars in your classroom to teach: variables, gravity, force, friction, air pressure, budgeting, engineering design principles, and math concepts like measurement and speed. This inexpensive project provides an opportunity for your students
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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\$3.60
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Make your own Constellation T-Shirt! 12 constellation patterns are sized and ready for use on your own t-shirt. You will also receive instructions for making t-shirts with your students and help with hosting your own constellation night. This
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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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Light up your classroom (and your children’s faces) with this radiant lighted card project! LEDs are a great hands-on exercise in exploring circuits. This is a BEGINNER LEVEL LED activity. An introduction to SMD LEDs and circuits. This simple
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3 ratings
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This is a six scene play for your classroom. The play is written so that it can be performed it your classroom as a “Theater in the round” concept. That is, your audience sits in the center of the room and the scenes are depicted on the outside
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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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\$10.00
\$9.00
2 ratings
4.0
Veintiuno is a challenging game that can be used in English or Spanish. Students need to problem solve and determine the pattern to win the game. It’s a difficult game because the kids must figure out the pattern in their minds without seeing any
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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\$1.80
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

As an educator for the past 40 years and as Wisconsin’s 2003 Teacher of the Year I have languished over the lack of hands-on learning in our schools. In 2008, my daughter and I started Brain Brigade with the idea of bringing hands-on learning to every child particularly in the area of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe that we need to get children and teachers out of their comfort zones by providing novel learning activities that challenge them and are applicable to real life. As teachers we need to awaken a child’s curiosity by providing dynamic learning experiences. There is nothing more fulfilling than seeing the eyes of a child sparkle after launching a rocket. This is what all learning should be about; children, who having a spark ignite a fire within, seek to discover more on their own.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2003 Wisconsin Teacher of the Year 2002 Herb Kohl Fellowship Recipient 2001 Teacher of the Year, Neosho School, Neosho, WI 1993 Taught a graduate course, Lego® Logo, University of Wisconsin, Madison 1990 Developed and taught a graduate course, Integrating Environmental Education into the Curriculum, Aurora University 1988 Safari Club International Award Awarded tuition grant for outdoor education seminar, Jackson Hole, WY 1980 Developed and coordinated Outdoor Education Program-Neosho Middle School, Neosho, WI

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Master of Education - National College of Education Evanston, IL B.A. Elementary Education – 1973 Concordia Teacher’s College Seward, NE A.A. - Concordia College Milwaukee, WI

As a newly retired teacher I have been cataloging my classroom resources designed to bring hands-on learning to every student and sharing them here with you. I also lead after school programs, tutoring and summer camps. We blog at BrainBrigade.org. I spend my spare time with my wonderful wife, four daughters, three sons-in-law, five grandchildren, and even more grand-dogs. I love gardening and traveling. My wife and I are always up for an adventure! Whether walking 70 miles in a weekend or piling our grandkids into our car and taking them for a road trip – we are up for the challenge!