Hello! I am a senior at the University of Northern Iowa, majoring in Elementary Education and getting my endorsement in literacy. Next semester I will be student teaching, so I am excited to be a part of the NSTA to give me some great ideas for my own classroom!
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Sun, Dec 17, 2017 3:26 PM in Movies for Science in Elementary Grades
I feel like you are able to incorporate movies (especially kids movies) into science much more often than most people realize! For example, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (for engineering), Finding Nemo/Dory (for oceans unit), A Bugs life (for bug unit). Students are also much more knowledgeable on the most interesting and popular kids movies than adults are, so it would be a great idea to intr...
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Sat, Dec 16, 2017 1:42 PM in Fishing for Needy Families
I love this idea! It would be a good thing to bring up to your own students, or bring to your local community, especially around the Christmas season currently. Highlighting to students and others around the community that there are people that need assistance is a great lesson to get students thinking less of themselves, and more from the perspective of others, all while tying in to science at th...
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 11:26 PM in Science Trips
Pam, I really like your idea of visiting a local university with students! I know from experience that children at this age look up to young adults, which provides a much greater chance for the students to listen! A great idea for them would be to visit the greenhouse (in the university has one) or, doing something even in a science class, or EL ED methods course.
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