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Pete Barnes

Fifth-Grade Science Teacher

Pete Barnes teaches fifth-grade science in New Albany, Ohio. He has 22 years of teaching experience in Ohio, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Pete is co-chair of his school’s science fair, runs the Elementary Science Olympiad team, manages the greenhouse, and runs the school recycling program. In his free time Pete enjoys cycling, playing guitar, and traveling with his wife and two children.


  • Teacher Development

    Keeping Your Passion for Teaching Alive

    A veteran educator shares how he maintains his enthusiasm for teaching after more than two decades in the classroom.
  • Project-Based Learning

    How Can We Survive on Mars?

    A fifth-grade project-based learning unit harnesses excitement about Mars to develop science, math, engineering, and literacy skills.