Hello, my name is Jessica. I am 21 years old and an elementary education major at FIU. I've wanted to be a teacher my whole life, it's been my only dream job. I like to read and play video games.
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Force and Motion
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Mon, Feb 29, 2016 4:59 PM in Science Experiments for First Graders?
Hi, you can teach students the parts of flower and have them plant a lima bean seed. At the school where I conduct my field service hours, my teacher is doing the same with her kindergarten class. Today they learned the names of the parts of a flower such as the roots, leaves, stem and the flower and tomorrow they will be planting the seed. I think it is possible to do this with first graders as w...
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Mon, Feb 29, 2016 4:47 PM in Making Science Fun
There are two activities that have to do with the force of gravity and how it affects motion of an object. The links for the activities are provided below:
These two activities will help the students understand force and motion because they will be the ones doing the...
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 5:02 PM in Getting girls involved in Science
Hello Amber, I think a good way to get children engaged in the science lessons is to help them relate to the lesson. For example, if you are going to be teaching about the seasons, you wouldn't want to focus on the winter's snow too much if they live in an area that doesn't snow. It might sound meaningless to them since they don't experience snow and they might zone out. As for making girls intere...
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SCE 4311 Collection
Mon, Feb 29, 2016 5:19 PM SCE 4311 Review
Hi Lietty, I really like your collection and how it’s all about the planets, the sun, the moon, and basically space. You have an article on the earth, sun and moon, another on telling time using the moon light, another on moon spin, another on the seasons, another on the solar system, another on sunrise, sunset, and shadows, and one on the universe. I like that they aren’t all really about the same thing, but various things that connect to outer space and how it affects earth.
For example, I like how you included one on the reasons for the seasons. While at first glance someone might think it’s out of place in the collection, it’s really not because it’s about how earth’s tilt on it’s axis in relation to the sun causes the seasons. Someone who might not know this information or who plans on teaching about it might find it very useful.
In addition to that, I like how you included an article on telling time using the moon. This must have been very useful for the Micro Teach in class about the sun clock. While it is a different concept, this could have been useful in the extend portion of the lesson. Previous to this article, I was not aware that you can tell time using the moon light, I thought only the sun was useful for the because of the shadows it creates. This could be a fun concept for children to learn.
Along with this, I like how your collection has specific topics and broad ones. For example, how you have an article about the Earth, sun and moon, then you have one about the solar system, and then one about the universe. They are topics that build upon one another and go great together. They are things that can be taught to students in successive weeks.
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