Rida Rangoonwala

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Recent Posts by Rida

Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:59 PM in Changes of Matter
Hello! There are many wonderful ways to show kindergartners how different materials can be changed by heating or cooling. Water is the first to come to mind because it can be shown in all three states of matter and students can observe how one substance can change in different ways depending on whether it is heated or cooled. Having a demonstration of using heat to pop corn kernels into popcorn, ...

Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:56 PM in Getting the Students Excited About Science
Hey Aleida! I think it's great that you want to get students actually interested in science; I had some teachers who didn't seem to care regardless and their teaching methods really kept me from loving science as I otherwise might have. For one, having a good hook that draws on student's prior knowledge is a great way to engage students. If you can tie that to student interests and their own e...

Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:09 PM in Weather and Elementary
Hey Arielle! I think kindergarten is a great time to introduce weather concepts to children because it also incorporates using their senses to make observations and learn about what science truly is. I agree with others that introducing the names of the seasons and touching on them everyday using a weather chart is probably a good idea. When you discuss the weather with them in the morning, it ...