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Burlington Teachers and Students Present at National Science Teachers’ Association Conference in Boston April 6, 2014

Posted by Sean Musselman in Burlington Community, Science Center, Student Work.
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Learning in Burlington was on full display at the National Science Teachers’ Association’s National Conference in Boston over the past weekend. Third grade teacher, Jane Lynch teamed up with Science Specialist, Sean Musselman to share her incredible model of social studies and science curriculum integration in a workshop for teachers titled, “Connecting STEM and American History Through Water Wheels.”

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To help manage and facilitate the workshop, Mrs. Lynch invited three of her Pine Glen students to attend, Liam Gillian, Jenna Lyonnaise, and Thomas Gallagher. Before the workshop started the students received their presenter badges and browsed the vendor booths and all of their incredible scientific instruments, gadgets, and demonstrations. The students then helped Mr. Musselman and Mrs. Lynch move the many boxes of engineering materials to the workshop room, greeted attendees at the door and shared their classroom experience with the lesson during the opening presentation. Once attending members were given the green light to begin planning and constructing water wheels of their own the students provided expertise and construction know-how to teachers interested in picking their brain.

The workshop was a huge success, with local teachers from Newton, Brookline, Rutland, and many others from across the nation delighted by the engineering challenge and excited to bring the experience home to students of their own. For parents and teachers interested in learning more about the workshop check out this link to the google doc shared by Mr. Musselman during the presentation.


1. burlingtonps - April 6, 2014

Reblogged this on Superintendent's Blog and commented:
Kudos to Pine Glen Third Grade Teacher Jane Lynch, BPS Science Specialist Sean Musselman and the Pine Glen students who presented at the National Science Teachers Association’s annual conference in Boston yesterday!

2. Alison Varrell - April 6, 2014

Wow! I’m so proud of our Pine Glen students and Mrs. Lynch! What a team!

3. What will you share at NSTA 2020? | Musselman / Science - March 7, 2019

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