Susan German has 28 years of experience teaching math and science in the classroom. She currently teaches science to eighth-grade students in Hallsville, MO, but has experience teaching from grades 6 through 12. She holds National Board Certification. She has her BS- Ed in Science Education, a BA in Chemistry, a Masters in Science Education, and is an Educational Specialist in Educational Technology with emphasis on Learning Systems Design and Development. Her current interests are in the use of microcontrollers in the science classroom and she is a doctoral student in the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
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Nature of Science
This is the beginnings of a collection of articles designed to help teachers teach the nature of science and progress students from hypothesis to finished paper.
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Fri, Nov 10, 2017 7:21 PM in #Project Phenomena
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Tue, Nov 04, 2014 11:00 PM in Graphing and Data Collection
Students in my class are currently collecting data using a science simulation on projectiles. Students are looking at size, mass, starting velocity, and diameter. Not to mention air resistance and no air resistance. We are using Google Docs, specifically spreadsheet, so students can be editing the document simultaneously.
From there, each student will be given questions that will require t...
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 11:00 PM in Fossils Resources
Thanks for sharing the resource. I plan on checking this out. Do you have anything else that you use with this website?
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Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 6–8: Structuring Lessons With the NGSS in Mind
Mon, Dec 17, 2018 11:17 AM Coherence Matters
When designing instruction, the instructional sequence matters to students. A well-designed sequence is similar to a narrative of a story, students remember and understand a logical presentation. Dr. Brown's book assists teachers with developing an understanding of why the sequence matters.
He goes beyond the structure of the 5E and emphasizes the instructional moves behind the activities and how students use the information to construct meaning. Definitely a book which is worth your time as an educator to read.
Mon, Dec 17, 2018 11:16 AM Coherence Matters
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