I'm entering my 8th year of teaching elementary school. Before I became a science lab teacher, I taught 5th grade. Now, my job consists of teaching students from K-5th Science! I see every student in my school once every week! I love NSTA's Science & Children magazine, it's an excellent resource! My goals are to provide engaging science lessons that ask my students to think on a deeper level and to get students excited about learning science!
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Mon, Jul 25, 2016 12:15 PM in Starting new STEM lab next year...
This is really good advice...finding your purpose first! I'm following this post to get more information for school too! -Michelle Rahn
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Sun, Jul 19, 2015 10:50 PM in Robotics in the classroom
I'm not familiar with those, but I did just receive a grant to purchase Lego WeDo robotics sets. I learned about these at a STEM workshop in Branson, MO. I'm hoping that I will remember how to use them after the summer break. The training from Lego was very cost prohibitive for our school so we didn't get it! I'm a beginner at teaching robotics, so I really don't know what I'm doing! I figured I w...
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A Laboratory of Words
Thu, Jul 16, 2015 9:45 PM Science Notebooking
I like the way this author is using open-ended questions to engage her students to write what they know about a science concept. I've used KWL charts in my classroom which is limited to single word or fragment comments but this technique definitely engages higher level thinking and allows students to share with their classmates to see what they have in common. I wish the article had a qr code where we could see a video of this technique being taught in a classroom full of 24-28 students! I'm glad the author included a few open ended questions...I'd like to see more examples of those. I enjoyed reading this article!
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