I am an elementary education major, hoping to teach 2nd or 3rd grade. I have three daughters. I love spending time with my family and friends. I love music, food, and being outdoors. My hobby is running, though I rarely have free time for anything lately!
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The Ultimate Fizz
Fri, Sep 09, 2016 10:58 PM Bring on the Fizz
I like this article and the lesson plan that it provided. It's a standard elementary school chemistry lesson in which baking soda is combined with vinegar. It demonstrates a chemical reaction and gives the students a sensory experience. They can see, hear, and even smell it. Great for young scientists.
Science Shorts: Ecosystem in a Jar
Fri, Sep 09, 2016 10:50 PM Jars Full of Life
This article provides a lesson plan in which students create a mini ecosystem in a jar and observe it inside the classroom. I think this is such a cool idea and something that I could definitely see myself using in a classroom. I think kids would be excited about an activity like this.
Science 101: Why is Pluto no longer a planet?
Fri, Sep 09, 2016 10:39 PM Where Did Pluto Go?
This article explains how Pluto got demoted to "dwarf planet" recently. Pluto was re-classified based on its relation to other similar celestial objects nearby. The article talks about the importance of classification in science in a way that would be understandable to elementary students. I give it 4 stars.
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