I am currently a pre-service elementary teacher and this is a collection of resources I have gathered for planning a 10 day fossil unit.
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Resources for developing a fossil unit for early elementary students.
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Wed, Nov 15, 2017 11:37 PM in 4th grade animal adaptations
I am an elementary education student and just planned/ executed a lesson for a large number of sixth graders involving animal adaptations. In my research, I came across this lesson and, while I didn't borrow much from it other than adapting the animal creation idea, maybe it will help you in planning your lesson. https://www.education.com/lesson-plan/amazing-animals-adaptations/
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Fri, Nov 10, 2017 6:56 PM in Avoiding Misconceptions in Science Education
You brought up some excellent points! I agree that models/ posters can be very misleading to children, particularly when they are not to scale. I see these types of misconceptions very often when it comes to various concepts at the science center I work at. Without assistance, you cannot fault a student for taking what is before them literally, and concepts should definitely to be broken down int...
Thu, Oct 26, 2017 4:55 PM in Museum Trips
I actually just experienced this in the school that I'm interning for. Every year, the school plans a 4-day field trip to an adventure camp to learn about the Chesapeake Bay, its ecosystems, and how our actions affect them. This, of course, requires a permission slip in order for students to attend. A group of students were unable to turn in their permission slips, and thus couldn't participate. A...
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How We Know What We Know
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 9:18 PM Extremely helpful!
I am doing a research project on constructivism in science, and this article contains a plethora of information on why and how to implement contructivist methods. An invaluable resource for those wanting to learn more about how to approach the implementation of constructivism in their own classrooms!
Curiosity + Kindergarten = Future Scientists
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 8:58 PM Very informative!
This is an excellent resource for those learning how to approach constructivist, inquiry-based instruction, particularly in utilizing the 5E lesson model. This resource provides a vibrant example of how one can effectively carry out such a lesson.
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