Hello! My name is Camillia Ledbetter and I am officially moving into my second year as a teacher. I have a BS in Biology from Georgia Southern University and I am currently enrolled in the MAT program there. Teaching was not my original plan as I wanted to be involved in field research. After a year off from school with no luck in finding work in my area, I became a teacher. I figured that I could spread and express my passion for science and participate in research over summer or on weekends. I am currently loving my career choice and cannot wait to keep learning.
Variety of 6th grade Earth Science resources.
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Mon, Apr 20, 2020 11:43 PM in Weather and Seasons
I absolutely agree that it is important to teach the why behind the seasons. This is a big misconception even in adults that can easily be explained. I can imagine students in a circle around a lamp in the middle of the room representing the Earth's orbit around the sun. You could put tape on the floor for them to stand on. Then proceed with guided questions that incorporate tilting (...
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Mon, Apr 20, 2020 11:35 PM in Water Cycle
I have wanted to try the water cycle in a bag project. Students receive a Ziploc bag, draw a simple water cycle diagram and then put a small amount of water in the bag. Students would then hang the bags in the sunlight. The water at the bottom of the bag will evaporate in the bag, condense as water droplets at the top and then roll back down as precipitation. I definitely plan ...
Mon, Apr 20, 2020 11:30 PM in HS Biodiversity and Stability
One activity that I enjoyed with my high school students was a hypothetical scenario. I asked them to work together to propose an idea to increase biodiversity on our school campus. They had to take into account the species in the area, what would attract them and which new species would work well with them among other aspects. The ideas were fantastic! Ideas for gardens on t...
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