Harnessing Divine Nonchalance Teaching Everyday Science in a Pandemic

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Lauren Madden


In this personal narrative reflection, the author examines her experiences teaching everyday science during the COVID-19 pandemic. She provides examples of curiosity-driven explorations with her own twin sons related to growing plants and baking bread. Through social media she shares her home experiences with others, building a remote community of practice around everyday science learning. She concludes with recommendations for teachers and parents interested in following a similar path. 

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Lauren Madden, The College of New Jersey

Assistant Professor of Elementary Science Education