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I'm Dave, a middle school science teacher. I teach several grades and so I cover lots of science topics, covering things like earth science, living things, astronomy, and more. Today, I'm working with my sixth graders to investigate electricity. I'll show you how I do it!

Before I face the kids in the classroom, I have to do my research. Yes, teachers do homework too! I often need to review the material before I teach it, so I can be sure that I understand all of the concepts thoroughly and that I'd be able to help students with any issues or questions that might come up in class.

I always begin by checking the standards, which are the guidelines set by educational specialists that determine what it is that kids ought to be learning. I need to be sure to teach certain ideas in the classroom to make sure that I'm meeting the standards. Then I'll review the subject and research online and at the library.

Once I feel comfortable with my research, I try out the experiment that I'll be doing with my students on my own. If there's some problem with the experiment, I need to know about it before my kids try it.

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