Rida Rangoonwala

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Recent Posts by Rida

Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:32 PM in How does creativity and State Exams mix?
[size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif] [/font][/size][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif]Hey![/font][/size] [size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif] I[/font][/size][size=3][font="Times New Roman", serif] know exactly what you mean, because I also often wonder how to make my students actually enjoy subjects like science when teachers are held accountable for testing on state standardized exams....

Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:51 PM in Learning Science Concepts through Play
Hello Kathleen, Thank you for sharing this article. I found it very informative and agree wholeheartedly with the author that play should not be perceived as a luxury. I also agree that in this age, when we are most in need of the creativity of our youth, limiting their play to work in more drill for exams and standardized tests is hardly reasonable. As a preservice teacher, I recently comple...

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, ...