Lorena's Take on the Water Cycle
This collection will help with the concept of the water cycle in the elementary school level.
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Lorena's File of Treasures
This collection will contain all the resources that I find useful in teaching a science classroom.
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Sun, Nov 25, 2018 8:33 PM in Keeping Students Engaged
I agree with a fellow forum replier. If the lesson is hands-on and purposeful, students will be engaged and stay that way. In my first semester of science education, I was concerned with gaining and keeping my students' attention. But I soon realized that if the lesson is inquiry-based, they want to be involved every step of the way.
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Sun, Nov 25, 2018 8:21 PM in Approach to Differentiation in The Classroom
Next semester I will be student teaching and I am a little nervous about it. But one aspect I'm extra nervous about is being able to involve every student and also taking into consideration the differences of every student. I didn't think classroom management and class expectations contributed to that but after reading the forum replies, it makes perfect sense. I'll be takin...
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Classifying Animals Collection
Sun, Nov 25, 2018 7:40 PM Quite Excellent!
This collection caught my attention because I saw the word 'animals'. But when I opened the collection, I thought it was fantastic! I assumed the collection was going to be a string of articles with repeated information. But to my surprise, it wasn’t. This collection included articles and journals about the different aspects of classifying animals. It was included information about the process on how to classify all kinds of organisms.
The first item in the collection is the Interdependence of Life SciPack. This SciPack serves as a lesson about the content. It’s meant to help educators understand the content. The content in this case are the organisms and interspecies relationships.
The second item is a SciGuide called Life Cycles and Inherited Traits. This guide provides educators with lesson plans and simulations that revolve around the concept of life cycles. This is very helpful because I have a hard time creating an inquiry lesson, so this guide would be something to fall back on.
The third and fourth item are connected. The SciGuide Organisms breaks down the information of organisms into grade chunks. This is especially useful because some lessons do not work for younger grades and some lessons do not work for older grades.
The last two journals of the collection are inquiry-based articles. They offer advice and suggestions on how to instruct students on certain parts of the concept. The first instructs students on exploring ecosystems and the other familiarizes students with a particular animal.
Overall, I found the collection to be excellent and resourceful to future and current educators.
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