Angela Collins

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Recent Reviews by Angela


Tue May 05, 2015 3:02 PM
3 Teaching Through Modeling
This journal talks a lot about learning chemistry through the senses. It is hard for a lot of students to visualize chemistry concepts. Because of this, the journal talks about using modeling clay as an instructional tool. Students can then explain these concepts in physical explanations for certain chemical events. The article also uses the 5E model which is very important for students to be able to use this model in their day-to-day discoveries.


Tue May 05, 2015 2:58 PM
4 Capturing Energy and Attention
The journal article does a great with suggesting activities for students who are struggling with complexities of how plants capture the sun's energy. The journal goes into three activities. The first is having students see the temperature difference in a small pan verses a big pan and then having a heat lamp on them. The second activity related to the leaves surface area. The third activity is having the students see the differences between shade and direct sunlight. These are great activities for students, considering this is an area that many students of all ages are struggling in.


Tue May 05, 2015 2:45 PM
3 Force and Motion
This article was great about getting students out of the classroom and into the world. I really like that they used a simple game that most students already know to explain something as complex as motion. The article defines the 4 different kinds of motion and really describes that we see the results of force and motion. It was a short journal entry and there were no lesson plans however, creative teachers will have no problem incorporating this into the classroom. Overall, it was a great journal with lots of helpful ideas.