Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:38 PM
Connections Between Organisms and their Environment
I found the collection to be helpful and most of all organized. I liked that it included only Sci-Paks. They are a great way to review information and test your self for obtained knowledge. The collection was also in a perfect order which had a great conceptual flow. The first Sci-Pak discussed information about resources that are available to organisms. The next Sci-Pak discussed interactions amongst living organisms and interactions amongst organisms and their environment. The Sci-Pak after explains how these relationships can be either positive or negative. After that the next Sci-Pak discusses how human specifically impact the environment. The last Sci-Pak explains how because of technology the human race has expanded; making resources less available to us. This was my favorite Sci-Pak because it is relevant to what is happening today. Technology has changed the world and this Sci-Pak gives a great explanation about how it has. All in all the collection was insightful and organized.
Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:06 PM
Developing Features of Inquiry Made Easier
I found the complete details of lesson plans so helpful. This is a lengthy classroom activity, but if done correctly, it can be very beneficial to your students. The article begins by explaining how versatile the lesson can be. If you do not live near a beach; it will not be a problem implementing this wonderful experiment. I also liked how the article gives an example of an experiment that serves the community. The article also explains how to practice with the students beforehand. It also clearly explains how to complete each step of inquiry. It was also nice that the worksheet and quiz examples were given. The figures were also helpful in providing the types of questions to ask your students. The value of group work was present in the article. The article also offers the idea to ask for parent volunteers and gives advice on the procedures for taking students on a field assignment. The author also provides more than one option for some of the activities. This article will be extremely insightful for teachers who have never completed a science experiment with a class.
Box Up Your Habitat
Type: Journal Article
Earth's Changing Surface: Humans as Agents of Change
Type: Science Object