Hi! I am a UNI student majoring in Elementary Education and minoring in Literacy Ed. I grew up on a dairy farm in small town Sherrill, Iowa and I love spending time outside. When it comes to science, I'm especially interested in nature and how many parts of an ecosystem work together in harmony. I soon hope to teach 1st or 2nd grade in a high-need school.
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Tue, Nov 28, 2017 10:58 PM in FunScienceDemos
Thank you for posting this resource. I think these videos could be a great way to introduce or review a topic and impart information in a variety of forms. As a pre-service elementary teacher, I know preparing authentic science demonstrations is time consuming and having resources like these to incorporate will help diversify learning experiences. Of course, such resources should always be accompa...
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Tue, Nov 28, 2017 10:35 PM in Animals in the classroom?
In preparation to have my own classroom, considering the pros and cons of having a class pet is important. While I agree with past posts that having a pet is a great way to help students take ownership of their classroom, practice responsibility by caring for the animal, and inspire curiosity and research, I also appreciate everyone's advice on precautions and even possible downfalls of taking ani...
Mon, Nov 27, 2017 11:57 AM in Teach STEM Outside!
Starting a garden and observing the solar eclipse are some great ways to get students engaged in science outdoors. I sympathize with teachers and students whose schools have a limited amount of outdoor space. This calls for extra creativity on our part to diversify students' experience with science. Here is a link with many ideas for outdoor STEM activities... https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com...
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