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Jennifer Swanson -- Solve It for Kids

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Jennifer Swanson -- Solve It for Kids
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Cool podcast to share with your kids, ages 8-12... Great interviews with aquanauts, astronauts, illustrators, dentists, and many more! For #STEM #STEAM kids, educators, etc!
 
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By Jennifer Swanson -- Solve It for Kids
How do you compose music as BIG as the universe? Hear from Grammy Award winning composer Eric Whitacre about life as a music composer, then try it yourself! Make your own ‘universe sound’, listen to an interactive podcast episode, and come together
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy, Music Composition
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Multimedia
CCSS:
SL.4.1, SL.4.2, SL.4.3, SL.5.1, SL.5.2, SL.5.3
$7.99
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By Jennifer Swanson -- Solve It for Kids
What if you had to live underwater for a long time? What would you take with you? Hear from acclaimed aquanaut and ocean conservationist Fabien Cousteau about life as an aquanaut, and what it's like to live in an underwater "spaceship", known as a
Subjects:
Science, Other (Science), Career and Technical Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Multimedia
CCSS:
SL.4.1, SL.5.1
$7.99
Digital Download PDF (5.25 MB)
By Jennifer Swanson -- Solve It for Kids
Make your own Ion Collider! In this activity students will listen to an online podcast where a physicist, Dr. Gene Van Buren, explains his work with an Ion Collider and how he uses it to understand the universe. Students complete guided questions to
Subjects:
Physical Science, Physics, Engineering
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Independent Work Packet, Multimedia
CCSS:
RST.6-8.7, RST.6-8.9
$7.99
Digital Download PDF (0.35 MB)
By Jennifer Swanson -- Solve It for Kids
How do you move water where you want it to go? Hear from TeMika Grooms about life as a Civil Engineer, then try it yourself through visualization, fun activities, interactive kid focused podcast episode, and a hands-on engineering Challenge! This
Subjects:
Science, Engineering, Career and Technical Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Multimedia
CCSS:
SL.4.1, SL.4.2, SL.4.3, SL.5.1, SL.5.2, SL.5.3
$7.99
Digital Download ZIP (1.42 MB)
By Jennifer Swanson -- Solve It for Kids
How do you map an underwater forest? Hear from Dr. Brian Helmuth about life as an aquanaut, then try it yourself through visualization, fun classroom activities, interactive podcast episode, and a hands-on STEM Challenge! Can also be used for
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Career and Technical Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Multimedia
CCSS:
SL.4.1, SL.4.2, SL.4.3, SL.5.1, SL.5.2, SL.5.3
$7.99
Digital Download ZIP (1.44 MB)
By Jennifer Swanson -- Solve It for Kids
STEM and Sports go together like a baseball and a bat! Check out this awesome guide to how science, technology, engineering, and math are a part of every sport that is played. Great interactive learning including hands-on activities. This free
Subjects:
Applied Math, Physics, Engineering
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Minilessons
FREE
Digital Download PDF (0.75 MB)
By Jennifer Swanson -- Solve It for Kids
Astronaut or Aquanaut? Let your students decide! Enjoy this FREE teacher's guide created in to be used with the book, Astronaut-Aquanaut: How Space Science and Sea Science Interact by Jennifer Swanson (NGKids) or by itself.
Subjects:
Science, Environment, Engineering
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.3
FREE
Digital Download PDF (2.46 MB)
By Jennifer Swanson -- Solve It for Kids
Podcasts are a fun and engaging tool to use in the classroom. If you are looking to get started, this 'what is a podcast' video is the perfect place to start! Learn what a podcast is and helpful listening tips for elementary students from children's
Subjects:
Science, Engineering, Career and Technical Education
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Video Files, Minilessons
FREE
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

11 years as a middle school science teacher. 10+ years as an award-winning STEM author for kids.

MY TEACHING STYLE

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HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Parent's Choice Gold Award NSTA Best STEM book awards California Reading Assn Eureka Gold Award Florida Book Silver Award

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. in Chemistry from the U.S. Naval Academy M.S. Ed in K-8 Science Education from Walden University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Jennifer Swanson is a middle school science teacher for Johns Hopkins University's Center for Talented Youth and is also the award winning author of over 40+ nonfiction books for children, mostly about science and technology. Jennifer’s love of STEM began when she started a science club in her garage at the age of 7. While no longer working from the garage, Jennifer’s passion for science and technology resonates in all her books but especially, BRAIN GAMES (NGKids) and SUPER GEAR: Nanotechnology and Sports Team Up (Charlesbridge), Astronaut-Aquanaut, and Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner, Save the Crash-test Dummies. Her books have received many accolades including the starred reviews, Booklist Best Tech books list, Green Earth Book Honor Award, a Florida Book Award, and multiple California Reading Association awards, and National Science Teaching BEST STEM awards. her BRAIN GAMES book was even #13 on the The Planets.org 50 Best Science books Ever Written. An accomplished and exciting speaker, Jennifer has presented at National NSTA conferences, the Highlights Foundation, the Atlanta Science Festival, the World Science Festival in NYC and the Library of Congress’ National Book Festival. Jennifer encourages kids (of all ages) to engage their curiosity and DISCOVER the Science all around them!

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