I am an Assistant Teacher at Kennedy Krieger School. I am a single mother of a beautiful daughter. I enjoy scrapping and outdoor activities.
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The Rock Cycle
Developing a two week teaching module and collecting resources.
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Wed, Nov 05, 2014 8:49 AM in How do you take science home?
Most children love bugs, ew! Having them look for and observe certain types of bugs, based on the lesson being taught. They can turn it into a journal where they write and draw pictures that they observe. They can even take a piece of food and leave it out to see how fast mold grows on it (of course with parent permission). Another possibility would be to have them look at the sky at the same t...
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Tue, Nov 04, 2014 5:05 PM in Newton's Laws
I am doing a two week project on that topic in a fun way. The topic will mainly talk about golf and the different aspects it entails. One example is the swing and force needed to swing the club to hit the ball. There are a number of journals on here that discuss Newton's Laws. I attached my collection to my golf lesson so that you could take a look at the Newton articles. I got some great ideas ...
Sun, Nov 02, 2014 6:03 PM in App Creators
Hope this is helpful: There is an app called App Creator. I have never used it but it seems self explanatory. I want to create an app with my students as well, I think I will use this! Let me know how it works if you choose to use it.
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Not an Unfeasible "Extra"
Sun, Nov 02, 2014 8:07 PM No Time Needed
Time is limited especially with all the many topics that need to be covered in school. But so much can be done in the limited time that we have. Having limited resources is not a big deal either. You can accomplish a lot with limited time and resources.
A topless roller coaster
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 1:50 PM Scary Creative
This article make me want to go to an amusement park and get on a roller coaster. The idea of having students go to a park and use instruments ro measure gravity, velocity, and such is a great idea. The idea of this article is if it is possible to create a coaster which has a loop but the loop does not have the top part to it. Will the coaster still connect to the other side? That would be frigtening to test, but a great idea to research.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 2:21 PM Dirty, Stinky, Fun
In the article Indoor-Outdoor Science, the classroom created mini landfills of decomposing organic and inorganic litter. They were testing out different kinds of litter for rates of decomposition. The students made predictions as to which material would decompose faster. After the students made their predictions they recorded observations for a period of time. The class was learning and applying STEM content. Each student was able to learn about the rate of decomposition of organic and inorganic material. They could apply that knowledge with how larger landfills operate and the process that is used. The class also collaborated to create the landfill as well as listen and be receptive to one another’s ideas. This is a great idea for an elementary level class. They would love to collect trash and figure out what happens to it in a landfill. They would love getting down and dirty.
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