What are teachers saying about GEMS?
Middle Cohort (grades 5-8)
"My students loved the lessons! They were, by far, the best activities of the year."
"My students and
I are more excited about science!"
"My students are finding out that science is
fun! They don’t realize that they are learning!"
Oobleck helped a student that hadn’t completed anything all year finally become motivated and he excelled in this book.
Oobleck captured him and now he is motivated and is working in science."
"I use inquiry more and open-ended questioning. It has taught me how to be a better teacher. Students have been spoon-fed answers and the GEMS activities make them think critically."
My new student from Florida said “science in Michigan is fun! In Florida, we just read stuff – here we DO stuff!”
Elementary Cohort (PK-2)
"I am so much more excited about incorporating science activities in my classroom! My kids will get so much more science."
"The GEMS activities excite and get kids thinking, asking questions, and problem solving. I could go on and on!"
"I have always believed in hands-on science – but having these GEMS tools makes it so much easier, more exciting, and definitely more beneficial for the students."
"Students will get fresh, polished lessons that directly address the new standards."
"Every time I leave here (GEMS Professional Development Conferences), I have a refreshed and revived view of science and I know my students can tell."
" The biggest impact is that each student will become involved in the activities. This methodology appeals to all of the intelligences."
"More hands-on! More experiences to give them a better foundation for the future! Curiosity should be invited!"
"The GEMS activities have given me excitement to teach subjects that are not my best."