I am a First Generation student currently entering my Senior Year. I am studying to become an Elementary teacher in Miami, Florida. I love reading and finding different resources and methods for future instruction.
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The Solar System (Sun, Planet, Objects in Orbit Interactions)
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Sat, Jun 09, 2012 10:26 PM in Facebook Page Project on Scientists
From a college student's prospective, we did this in class with Kathy Sparrow. I have also seen this done in my field classes. There's a site called Fakebook (I'm not sure of the exact URL) but students can use this to create something on a site that looks EXACTLY like a Facebook page without actually going on it. Students can create the About Me, pictures, friends, and status based on the scienti...
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Sat, Jun 09, 2012 10:14 PM in Encouraging Girls into Love of Science
Thank you Adah for starting this topic. Through my field experiences as a pre-service teacher, I agree that students need to be encouraged especially in the Elementary grades to foster their interests in Middle school, High school, and college. One of my assignments for my Teaching Science Methods class was to interview three students in my field class and determine their attitudes towa...
Sat, Jun 09, 2012 10:01 PM in Avoiding Misconceptions in Science Education
I noticed during my Teaching Elementary Science Methods class while learning about science content to teach students that I held most of these misconceptions myself. I will admit that I was wrong about why we have seasons and the elliptical shape I thought we had due to some of the illustrations in textbooks. I feel ashamed that I'm discovering some of these misconceptions now but I understand how...
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Earth, Sun and Moon Collection
Fri, Jun 15, 2012 2:01 AM Earth, Moon, and Sun - Great Sources!
This collection has everything needed for a teacher who needs background information and/or lessons pertaining to the Earth, Moon, and Sun. I love that there are different sources of information through science objects, articles, and book chapters. The collection goes from giving an overview of what we can find in the sky to its characteristics and functions. This is definitely a collection I would use to reinforce and collect material and new information.
Fri, Jun 15, 2012 1:59 AM Earth, Moon, and Sun - Great Sources!
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