I am a father, surfer, and teacher of 7th graders. I have been teaching in an urban public school in Boston for the past 13 years. I got my start in education teaching informal science at a museum in Connecticut. After that I acquired my teaching license in Massachusetts where I have lived ever since.
In my career I've taught 4th-7th grade science in regular, inclusion, and advanced work classes. I currently teach general science to 140 seventh graders each year. I strive to make my students as excited about the natural world as I am. I feel that a solid science education is their ticket to understanding their world and carving out a sustainable place in it for themselves.
I am also a part time writer of books. I have written a book about science fair and how it has evolved in my classroom. I've also written fiction which I plan to self publish in the near future.
When I'm not working, writing, or playing with my kids, I can be found on my longboard in a lineup somewhere, scouting the horizon for the next set.
Where to find Adam Shopis online
Why Science Fair Sucks and How You Can Save It: A Survival Manual for Science Teachers
by Adam Shopis
Frustrated K-12 science teachers look no further. "Why Science Fair Sucks" provides a simple plan for turning Science Fair from fiasco to triumph. The book lays out a full Science Fair unit plan broken down into a series of lesson outlines. It includes teaching ideas, directions, rubrics, links and more to bring Science Fair to life for you and your students. Science Fair doesn't have to suck!
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