HASTI 2013

Thanks for attending my session, “Going Green in Kindergarten” at HASTI 2013 this year.  Even if you didn’t, you can still download my presentation and have a look at it. 🙂


going green in kindergarten


Kristen 🙂

About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on February 9, 2013, in HASTI 2013, Presentations. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Thank you so much for your presentation at the conference! I am an education student at Ball State University and really enjoyed how you incorporate science, even in the simplest ways, into your classroom. I loved the make-it and take-it presentation because it gave me ideas to use in my classroom! I do have a question. The magic beans in the cd case, is it normal for them to mold? I ask because mine are doing this and if I do this in my classroom and they mold, I want to be able to explain that this is normal to my students and why.

    Thank you again!
    Emily Young


    • Hi Emily,
      I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed my presentation! I am a Ball State grad too! I got my Bachelors and Masters degrees from BSU. 🙂

      In my experience, it is normal for the beans to mold due to the high build up of moisture in the CD case. I’m not sure of the exact reason why, but when I think about other foods being left or having water added, it seemed they will eventually all mold. Let me know how it goes! If you take any pictures, send them my way and I’ll post them on my blog.

      Kristen 🙂


      • Love to hear that you went to Ball State!!!!! Thank you for your explanation of why they mold. It is funny I have 3 seeds. One that is doing wonderful, one that is somewhat growing and one not growing at all!

        I also wanted to tell you that the squishy bag idea is so great because I am also a special education major and I love the multi-sensory experience.



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