HI! My name is Morgan Siems and I am originally from Solon Iowa. I currently live in Cedar Falls with my 3 black cats. This is my last year here at UNI, I am a double major majoring in Early Childhood Development and Elementary Education! I am really excited for this semester and all of the learning opportunities it will provide!!
Tess 2018 The Next Generation Science Standards
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Mon, Dec 10, 2018 12:18 PM in Science Misconceptions
I am also a student at the University of Northern Iowa. I am currently enrolled in science methods. Children have a lot of misconceptions that can be addressed in science units! Using a KLEWS chart of waht you think you know, what we are learning, what evidence do you have to support this answer, what are you wondering, and what scientific concepts or new words were introduced. This is a...
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Thu, Dec 06, 2018 12:36 PM in Introducing Science to Pre-k
I think one of the best ways to introduce science to pre-k is to have centers set up to let students explore. Let them feel and see what is happening in that particular center. Then as a teacher you can observe what the children are doing, what questions are they asking, are they asking questions? This will then help you to create a unit or lesson on science and what you want your students to get...
Thu, Dec 06, 2018 12:15 PM in Navigating Discussion and Creating Appropriate Questions
I am also a UNI student in a science method class. Throughout our class we keep going over that we shouldn't just give students answers, even when they are getting off track. Instead we should probe them with questions so they get the answer/phenomina that we are trying to teach. Asking questions challenges what the kids already know and to explain what they think and why. This al...
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