I am a senior at UMBC, and I am currently interning at a Baltimore County elementary school in a 3rd grade classroom.
Thu, Oct 20, 2011 10:45 AM in Making Science FUN!
I agree with those who said science was NOT their favorite subject in school. I always approached science with hesitation because I did not feel "smart" enough to understand the material. Therefore, I never fully gave myself the chance to learn. I hope to change this in my students. I am embarrassed to say it has taken me until college to fully get over this reluctance to learn sci...
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Sat, Oct 15, 2011 6:16 PM in New Astronomy Class
I am a senior Elementary Ed. major at UMBC. Flavio Mendez has been visiting our class the past month and has brought great ideas to the table and has personally, instilled a fascination of astronomy in me that didn't exist beforehand. I want to talk about an activity that we recently did in class.
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Sat, Oct 15, 2011 6:06 PM in The Solar System
I agree with Eunice- The Invent an Alien project was a great way to learn about what comprises our solar system. As mentioned, each student was assigned a planet, moon, astroid, etc. and had to make a 3-d model representing their assignment's features. I had Saturn and created a giant alien that was a yellow-brown color, had rings, a helium balloon, ice cube trays and so on. Students can be assign...
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Life Cycles and Inherited Traits
Sat, Oct 15, 2011 6:53 PM Great Introductory material!
After perusing through this sciguide, I conclude that this is a great resource for early science learners. Children are naturally observant and curious about their environment. Teachers can facilitate opportunities to learn about the life cycle by using these resources. Children learn about the life cycles of animals, butterflies and other insects through this science guide. There are a variety of resources through this guide. I would definitely recommend it to science teachers!
Earth, Sun, and Moon: Earth's Seasons
Sat, Oct 15, 2011 6:40 PM Visually Vibrant!
I loved the diagrams that were provided in this science object. I intend to explore the other science objects in this scipack. I also think the review questions are a great way to emphasize what students should be taking from the lesson. However, I think some of the terminology may be too complex for students at the low-elementary level. This may be a great resource for higher elementary, or perhaps a GT program.
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