First year science teacher trying to develop my skills as an educator and share my passion for traveling, wildlife and the great outdoors with my students.
Resources: Labs & Demos for Earth Science & Biology
Collection of resources to help teachers get more learning opportunities out of their lab ideas as well as providing some new lab ideas for Earth Science and Biology.
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Teaching The Solar System: Resources and Strategies
Some resources to help teachers looking to expand on their knowledge or lesson plans surrounding our solar system. Resources range from student use to teacher developmental tools. Great for building your own knowledge or that of your students.
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Tue, Mar 17, 2020 1:51 AM in Students and Science
Im not sure if you are speaking about all branches of physical science or just physics itself or what grade, so please ignore if this post is not useful.
Some of the topics in earth science that I think students really see the impact of their lives at home (depending on the grade) fresh water lessons and climate change lessons. There is alot of student interest with space and earth formation/p...
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Tue, Mar 17, 2020 1:40 AM in Icebreaker activities
I like this idea, gives you a alot of great background knowledge about your students and can help improve your interest levels and your learning environment. Do you have the students share their information with each other? If so how do you do that?
Tue, Mar 17, 2020 1:24 AM in Photosynthesis
Depends on the grade you are teaching but their are a few ways I add a visual or hands on component to my Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration lesson. The link below is just a nice intro demo that is cheap and easy, I dont frontload or tell them anything, just have them observe and come up with their own ideas to explain the phenomena.
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Sat, Mar 21, 2020 8:56 PM Adding Inquiry To Labs
Author provides strategies to add inquiry to labs focusing on two specific labs, though the strategies listed in the article can be used to add inquiry for any type of labs. Great way to ensure higher level thinking is happening during labs in order to increase the chance that students are still learning while they are having fun exploring. Worth a read.
The “Green” Root Beer Laboratory
Sat, Mar 21, 2020 8:33 PM Great Sustainable Lab
Nice sustainable twist on the classic root beer lab. Lab write up is very clear and detailed. Lab is versatile, allowing teacher to choose which aspect, if not all, to emphasize on, fermentation, phase change, recycling etc. I plan on trying this lab next year and will do both with and without yeast that way we can discuss fermentation but still have a batch they can try. Thanks for sharing!
External Resource: Solar System Exploration: Planets
Sat, Mar 21, 2020 7:59 PM Great NASA Resource
This site by NASA is an incredibly useful website for an intro into our solar system. The information is current and accurate and it provides great images to accompany all the information. The website is very easy to navigate so it is a great resource to let your students explore on their own. The information is simplified and not too dense of a read and even provides a Kid Friendly Summary which could be a useful section for EL or SPED students. With additional resources given with each page/planet you could also use this resource to dive deeper into some more advanced material. I really like how they included some fun pop culture information too, I think that will help to grab student interest.
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