“While all my friends were asking for Backstreet Boys paraphernalia or bicycles, I remember getting a microscope for Christmas when I was 9 or 10 and it was like I’d died and gone to heaven.” – Kristin Lee
Today I want to introduce Kristin Lee. She is my soul buddy. My favorite magazines as a teen were Scientific American and Discovery. Neither of us ended up as scientists, but we independently found our way to incorporate science in our careers. Kristin loves “seeing those middle schoolers fall in love with science!”
Puzzles, patterns, problems. Science has it all for Kristin. “I want students to feel my passion for science in my work and maybe, for some of them, light the same fire I have. I hope for a metaphorical fire and not one set by a Bunsen burner in the middle of my science lab.”
Kristin recently started making her Boom Cards.
“Working with Boom has allowed me to take less concrete concepts, like the periodic table or vocabulary, and still make them fun and interactive. Teachers get real time data on students that can help them assess the needs of their class, without spending hours collecting and organizing it themselves.”
Kristin isn’t the only science loving author on Boom Learning. Rebecca Reid has gone beyond the task card to integrate reading comprehension with science learning about coral reefs (best for students grade levels 3-6).
For younger kids, you can also find these materials:
- Living and Non-living Things by Grade School Snapshots (grades K-1)
- Plant Parts and Plant Needs by Having a Fields Day (grades 2-3)
- Water Cycle by Teacher Features (grades 2-4)
- The Planets of Our Solar System by Having a Fields Day (grades 2-4)
- Weather Quiz by Having a Field Day (grades 2-4)
- Plant and Animal Adaptations by Fishyrobb (grades 3-5)