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Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:20 PM

Hi Everyone!

I am a student teacher in a 5th grade ELA/SS classroom. I was looking for ideas on how to incorporate science and STEM activities in a ELA or Social Studies lesson. I am open to ideas and would love to hear your suggestions. 

Thank You!

Almira Bhojwani
Almira Bhojwani
140 Activity Points

Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:45 PM

Start your "My Library" collection on NSTA. You can go to the "Explore All Resources" tab and refine your search, then click add to My Library and you will have a great collection very quickly. Check out as well to look for resources. The forums are a great place to post questions about content, teaching strategies, etc.
I just finished on unit in 5th grade on ecosystems and we dissected owl pellets, we measured the owl pellets, used a dichotomous key to determine what type of bones we found, collected the data and made graphs for each group, then looked at all the data collected to determine what animals the owls were most likely eating. We averaged to estimate about how many animals owls eat in a week, a month, and a year. We found their diet consisted mostly of rodents. So then we discussed what we do if we have a rodent problem, we put out poison, and then asked what would happen to the owl population if they ate the poisoned rats/mice. That was used for a writing prompt. We live in the southern part of the US and the owl pellets I purchased were from owls in the northern areas of the US. We then googled different types of owls to find out where they lived and referenced maps for that.

Pamela Dupre
Pamela Dupre
83283 Activity Points

Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:56 AM

I am starting my field experience observations and soon my student teacher observations. So far, I have found a ton of information to use in my lessons for early childhood to six grade students. I feel that the online journals offer a lot of information and is very useful for at home as well. I love science and anatomy so this intrigues me.

Stafini Quiroz
Stafini Quiroz
85 Activity Points

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