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Feb 05

You might be a science teacher if…

scienceteacherThis might be the first in a series. Just a few thoughts I’ve had recently!

  • If you can find multiple uses for a used 2-liter bottle (to make clouds, build rockets, demonstrate air pressure, demonstrate water pressure, and as home for a Cartesian driver to name a few), you might be a science teacher.
  • If when your fellow teachers say, “Wow the kids are crazy today; it must be a full moon!” You interject it’s actually a waxing crescent AND statistical data shows no correlation between behavior and the full moon phase, you might be a science teacher.
  • If you inadvertently start giving the girl carrying the groceries out to your a car a science lesson about cloud formation when she asks you about the bell jars you purchased, you might be a science teacher.
  • If you implore your colleagues, students, and family to save and send to you empty bottles, toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls, baby food jars, and other stuff most teachers would call “junk” in order to craft science experiments, you might be a science teacher.
  • If you serve popcorn during a lesson cooked in the microwave, on a hot plate, and using a hot air popper in order to show your students radiation, conduction, and convection forms of heat, you might be a science teacher.
  • If you use Oreos, vanilla pudding, chocolate pudding, and sprinkles to teach the layers of soil, you might be a science teacher.
  • If students are never late to your class because they know a fun adventure awaits, you might  be a science teacher.
  • If you are easily led on a tangent by a great science question from a student, you might be a science teacher.
  • If students explain a reason for a scientific concept and your response is “Well, actually…”, you might be a science teacher.
  • If you try to give your family science lessons at the dinner table, you might be a science teacher.
  • If you know how to use air pressure to crush a soda can, you might be a science teacher.
  • If you can simulate the rock cycle using gum drops, air heads, and crayons, you might be a science teacher.
  • If your classroom is filled with beakers, hot plates, pipettes, graduated cylinders, triple balances, and other science equipment, you might be a science teacher.
  • If you give your infant nephew a science lesson centered around his toys while babysitting, you might be a science teacher.

Do you have any others signs showing you might  be a science teacher? Please share!

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  1. Joanne

    if you can wear a blue flight suit to school, and no one bats an eye, you might be a science teacher!

    1. Janelle

      So very, very true!

  2. Neil bramsen

    If every time you look out the window you see a potential fun lesson!

    1. Janelle

      Good one, Neil!

  3. Gary Bodman

    if you never eat a marshmallow without putting it in a vacuum chamber, you might be a science teacher!

  4. Nancy Rehwoldt

    If you’ve ever blown up a pumpkin to make a jack-o-lantern for Halloween…

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