I currently teacher 7/8 CSAP Math and Science at Waipahu Intermediate School. I am also certified to teach 5-12 English.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 8:38 PM in Create an alien project
My plan is to start this project mid-week. After reading some of the previous comments, I think I have a better idea on how to present and guide this project. For starters, I think I will break the project into two parts, like Jolene recommended.
The first part will focus on the students researching their assigned planet to get a good grasp of how their planet functions.
The second ...
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Sat, Apr 27, 2013 8:00 PM in A classroom terrarium?
I was hoping to gain some feedback about making a terrarium as a class project for a 7/8 grade classroom. Some background that I think would be helpful, first.
1. I am a math teacher in an alternative learning program, but also teach one science class, so, my strengths aren't necessarily in science. I have 9 students.
2. My thumb is not green, it's the opposite of green.
3. I have a f...
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 11:50 PM in Create an alien project
I was just browsing through the forums and stumbled upon this one. I am just finishing up a unit on the Solar System and I was looking for a culminating assignment that would be fun and interesting, yet utilize the info learned in the unit. I was thinking of using a project where the students researched myths and legends of the constellations, but my students are WAY more interested in ...
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Tue, May 07, 2013 1:55 AM A Science Teacher's helper!
The Solar System SciGuide proved to be an incredibly beneficial resource for me. As a math teacher who only teaches one science class, my background isn't as strong as I'd like it to be. The Solar System SciGuide helped me supplement the information found in my classroom text and saved me countless hours of internet research by providing a centralized wealth of solar system information. The layout is easy to follow and provides relevant links and resources for many topics within the Solar System. Specifically, I appreciated the link called, "Our Solar System" under the grade 5-8 "How Did the Solar System Form" links tab. This incredible resource helped me facilitate a project entitled, "Create an Alien," which required students to create an alien who could live and thrive in the atmosphere and climate of their chosen planet.
I can honestly say that my comfort level with the subject matter, and my level of confidence for teaching it, improved greatly the more often I utilized this SciGuide. I highly recommend this SciGuide to all Science teachers, both new and seasoned.
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