I am a pre-service teacher, excited to learn innovating and fun activities and strategies that I can use to effectively teach my future students.
Fri, Apr 24, 2015 4:07 PM in School Gardens
I love how you are planning to incorporate gardening with your students. I think that is a great idea! I have also wondered how as teachers, we can go about planting a garden in our school and found a journal article on NSTA that really helps and provides great ideas for creating a garden with students.
This is the link: http://static.nsta.org/files/sc0806_14.pdf
It's called Teaching Thr...
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Fri, Apr 24, 2015 3:01 PM in Weather and Elementary
Gail Gibbons has a lot of great informational books that you can read to your students to help them understand weather. Some of the titles include: Weather Forecasting, Weather Words and What They Mean, and It's Raining (all by Gail Gibbons). These books are great because they show information and explain weather in a way that children will understand. You can also use Brain Pop to teach weather t...
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 12:41 PM in Books in SCIENCE
The links provided through this forum are extremely helpful. I am also an undergraduate student studying elementary education. This has given me an idea to use books to help teach students science concepts. Thank you for sharing your advice and questions that have helped others like myself as well.
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Electric and Magnetic Forces Collection
Tue, Mar 17, 2015 10:48 PM Collection Review
Your collection has a variety of wonderful resources that can be used to teach students about magnetism. I like how you provided a variety of resources from journal articles, science objects, and book chapters. I found the article on seeing color particularly interesting as it further provided an activity that can be used with students. Your journal article addition on inquiry learning also helps to identify the concepts of inquiry learning. The tangible strategies that this article provides can be used when teaching your lesson. Overall, great collection!
Climate Change Collection
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 1:32 PM Climate Change Collection Review
Your collection on climate change has many wonderful, varied resources. It was fascinating to see The Ocean’s Role in Weather and Climate. I, personally, find coral reefs ecosystems fascinating. I believe that students would be very interested in learning about coral reefs through the simulations that can be found in your science object resources. There is also this book Coral Reefs by Gail Gibbons that can be used to teach students about coral reefs as well. Methods and Strategies: Making the Climate Collection article had a wonderful explanation of the weather learning progression such as the sense how hot or cold it is outside and using proper weather vocabulary. The resources for teaching climate change can be used throughout different grade levels as well. The ocean’s effect on weather and climate can be explored in South Florida through field trips as well. Overall, great collection! These are all resources that you can use once you become an educator as well as other teachers such as myself. You have done an amazing job at collecting these resources and I would definitely recommend this.
Organisms and their environment collection
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 10:14 PM Collection Review
Yunet, I found your resource collection to be extremely resourceful. It had a vast variety of resources that included science objects, articles, and a web seminar. I also have included coral reef ecosystems in my library and collection. Nonetheless, “An O-“fish”ial Research Project can be used to develop students reading, writing, research, and presentation skills through the study of local marine life. I particularly liked how at the end of the unit, they hosted a celebratory “sea life” party in the school cafeteria and that parents were also invited to attend. Examples of sea life including oysters and shrimps can be brought for students to use. This resource can most definitely be used with elementary school children. The article Figuring Out Food Chains through trade books also provided marvelous suggestions of books to use such as Who Eats What? Chains and Food Webs by Patricia Lauber. I will make sure to check it out of a library and take a look at this book. Overall, your collection consisted of a variety of useful resources that can be used for elementary school children. Wonderful collection, I have added some of these resources into my own library as well.
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