Skip navigation

What My Teacher Did Not Know About the Blue Whale

The Blue Whale is larger than the largest dinosaur of ages past.Four elephants can fit into a Blue Whale’s mouth. However, some of our K-5 teachers are not prepared with enough scientific training to know this and other science facts.

With the rush to train children to meet standards imposed by federal and state education organizations and to pass achievement tests, adequate scientific education for teachers and children has fallen by the wayside. Some US States are requiring teachers to earn a Master’s Degree within 10 years of beginning to teach with a Bachelor’s and that is helping to an extent. Hands on, project based learning has helped even more. Field trips and science projects related to wildlife are a great step forward.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


A world of film, a house of stuff.

Dr Lindsey Fitzharris

Medical historian, Writer and Television Presenter.


Adventures in natural history collections

The Contemplative Mammoth

ice age ecology, early career academia, and diversity in STEM


Startup and Technology News

TED Blog

The TED Blog shares interesting news about TED, TED Talks video, the TED Prize and more.

The Baseline Scenario

What happened to the global economy and what we can do about it

zombie fights shark


Hear! Hear!

Where there's more to "POP" than meets the ear!

Jackson Heights

Just another site


This site is all about ideas

Globe Drifting

Global issues, travel, photography & fashion. Drifting across the globe; the world is my oyster, my oyster through a lens.

SEO Bridges

Building Social Bridges One Word at a Time.

Daily Article

Best articles of the world

%d bloggers like this: