Shahinaz Nassar

This is my 5th year teaching 4th grade. I enjoy reading and learning new things. I am very interested in learning how to teach science in a way that elevates student’s curiosity and interest. Teaching is my passion.

Location

HI

Affiliation

Wailuku Elementary School

Recent Posts by Shahinaz

Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:45 AM in Physics on-line simulations?
Yes, I agree! When teaching physics, you can pretty much use any objects around you. Simulations included in SciPacks are also very helpful. For example, Force and Motion Scipack includes roller coaster and cart simulations that illustrate how force is exerted on other objects. These simulations are great visuals and some of them include hands on activities where you can adjust things such as sp...

Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:23 AM in Environmental Science
As we are approaching our 4th grade Science HSA, I am trying to focus on 4th grade science standards. One of the standards focuses on how technology affect our environment. So I am trying to integrate science into language art, writing, and art, and at the same time cover more than one science standard. I thought of tying in technology with how it affects the ecosystem would be a great idea. I am ...

Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:30 PM in Environmental Science
Aloha Paula, We are still in the process of reading an article about pollution and recycling. I am incorporating LA standards such as text features, vocabulary, and cause and effect. At the same time, some students are trying to invent their own green cleaning product at home. Students are excited and beginning to understand what green means and the importance of recycling. It is a long process,...





Recent Reviews by Shahinaz


Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:44 PM
5 Force and Motion
SciGuide: Force and Motion This SciGuide is very well organized. It includes a map of the four main themes it addresses: 1) Position and Motion. 2) Newton’s First Law. 3) Newton’s Second Law. 4) Newton’s Third Law. It emphasizes how accurate descriptions of an object’s position and its change in position are essential for understanding the causes of motion and changes in motion. Newton’s Laws provide the solid framework of those causes. Resources available in this SciGuide promote an understanding of the content as well as how to apply the concepts through practical experiences. It includes excellent lesson plans that are appropriate for grade 5-8. However, these lesson plans can be tailored for grades 3-4 as it includes great websites and a wealth of resources.


Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:25 AM
5 Resources and Human Impact: Grades 5-8
This SciGuide is very informative. It is both grade and age appropriate for students in Grades 5-8 who are often encouraged to recycle, but may not fully understand its importance. This SciGuide focuses on three themes: 1) Addressing Resource Use. 2) Environment as a System. 3) Environmental Degradation. Each theme has a lesson plan that you can download along with samples of students’ work. Each theme has also keywords with valuable resources including interactive and informative websites. This SciGuide focuses on educating students about the human impact on the Earth’s resources. It includes websites that will help bring real-world data into the classroom, engage students in collaborative studies using real-time data. It also provides ideas on how to incorporate human impact into other studies such as ecosystems, math, and social studies.


Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:54 PM
4 Earth and Sky: Grade K-4
This SciGuide is very informative. It is both grade and age appropriate for students in Grades K-4 who have little comprehension of how gravity works, but can start to see its effects through observable patterns in the day and nighttime. It addresses changes that affect our lives such as gravity and seasons. It contains two themes: 1) Change in Earth and Sky. 2) Objects in the Sky. Each theme has a lesson plan that you can download along with samples of students’ work. Each theme has also keywords with valuable resources including interactive and informative websites. I believe this SciGuide is a great resource that includes valuable information and samples that could be used to enhance the learning experience in any classroom.