Julia Torres

I am a University of Houston student.

Recent Posts by Julia

Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:57 PM in Making Connections
Sometimes I feel that my students are doing experiments in our lab however, when it comes time to discuss outcomes/content - they do not seem to make/understand the connection between labs and the specific content. It is beginning to feel as though our lab times have turned into a play time - this is worrisome for me because I enjoy having my students do hands-on projects however it is frustrating...

Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:52 PM in Gardening at school with young children
Gardening is a fun way to engage students in school and also give them a sense of responsibility and pride in their work. In my school, we have a gardening club that meets once a week. In the beginning of the year, we had few plants and most of what we had were weeds. I am so happy that now, with the help of the kids from gardening club, we have 3 beautiful gardens and are planning to build anothe...

Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:47 PM in First Day of School Science Activities
Inherited Traits/Learned Behaviors Scavenger hunt - I had my students complete a scavenger hunt around the room. They had a chart that listed different traits/behaviors and had to find students that could do the behavior or had the trait. This was more of an opener for a lesson regarding Learned Behaviors but it could be tweaked to use for students in your room and first day activities!