Carolina Biological OSE - July 2024
  • Abbey McLean

    Abbey McLean
    Francis Marion University

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My name is Abbey McLean, and I am a senior at Francis Marion University. I am majoring in Elementary Education with a concentration in Learning Disabilities. After graduating, I hope to teach 3rd or 4th grade math and pursue a masters degree in Teaching and Learning. Some of my current interests include Trauma Informed Classrooms and Differentiated Instruction.

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    Life Science Collection

    Below is my Life Science collection. The collection contains two videos called "Camouflage: Animal Hide and Seek" and "Animal Adaptations for Kids." Both videos give a good overview of what adaptations are, and how animals use them to their benefit. "Common Misconceptions about Evolution/Adaptations" is a journal article that highlights common misconceptions teachers have about adaptations, and ways to avoid them when teaching. The last resource, "Why Can't I see Animals?" is a fun lesson where students are given an animal, and they must develop a model to show how that animal uses camouflage.

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    Collection 2: Earth and Space Science

    Below is my Earth and Space Collection. The first resource is a lesson plan containing an activity called "How Do We Find Patterns in Weather." Students use the E-Book "Investigating Weather and Climate" to create a chart about the characteristics of different types of weather and match different instruments used by meteorologists to their function. My next resource is the E-Book "Investigating Weather and Climate." It is connected to the lesson plan and allows students to explore and compare different climates, while analyzing the weather at each one. My third resource is a journal article called "Seasonal Weather Patterns." The article explains how to use trade books when teaching science standards and contains lesson plans aligned with the 5E's. The final resource is a video called "Weather Predictions." It explains what a meteorologist is, and how they use patterns to make decisions about the weather.

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