I am a Elementary Education/Special Education major at Purdue University Calumet. This semester I will be teaching up to three lessons in 3rd grade Science. I will be student teaching next semester and look forward to using all the great resources I find on NSTA.
Sun, Mar 22, 2015 6:50 PM in We need more time to teach Science
Like many, I also agree. Science is vital to students' day-to-day learning, and it appears that there are not enough hours in the day to teach this subject since schools are required to put so much focus on Math and Reading/ELA. As a preservice teacher, I have learned that integrating lessons can save you much time in any classroom. Taking a content rich subject like Science or Social Studies can ...
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Fri, Mar 13, 2015 11:46 PM in Summative Assessment on Simple Machines
I will be student teaching in August. I am finishing up this semester by teaching science to 3rd graders on simple machines. Part of my assignment is to create a summative assessment for my portion of the lesson plans in the unit. I will be teaching the first three lessons on inclined planes, wedges, and screws. Can you think of a summative assessment besides a paper test or quiz for the...
Fri, Mar 13, 2015 11:41 PM in Materials for the Classroom
I will be student teaching coming in August! I am starting to write lesson plans for Science using simple machines. It has been difficult to find the exact materials I will need to use to conduct my lessons. I am finding that I am going out on my own to purchase the materials I need, even though the host school has a science room. Do you know of any websites or have any simple ways to ge...
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