I'm studying Elementary Education for my major at SIUC, and am interested in exposing students to the fascinating world of science.
Fri, Dec 14, 2012 3:19 PM in Great locations for science field trips in Chicago and Chicagoland areas
There's tons of great resources in and around the city that teach Science. All of the sites that the previous posters have mentioned are wonderful and quality field trip locations that I would highly recommend. If you're north of Chicago, check out the Lake County Forest Preserves. They have specialists who will guide your students and show them the plants native to their area. T...
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Fri, Dec 14, 2012 3:02 PM in Teachers Social Networking
Social media is an excellent way to collaborate with other teachers and share ideas. In the Teacher Education Program that I belong to, my colleagues and I created a Facebook page where we share ideas and help one another with our lessons. It has come in handy when trying to find ideas for science lessons since not all of use are the most scientifically-inclined people. Truly, it can...
Fri, Dec 14, 2012 2:38 PM in Science and Reading
Thank you so much for the links to the different science literature websites. I find it so important that teachers work across content areas in order to enhance lessons. So much of what students learn relates to other disciplines, yet some teachers fail to explain that. Cross-curricular lessons also can help students see that what they are learning applies to the real-world. If ever...
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