Cassandra Delgado

I am a student at Florida International University studying Elementary education.



Recent Posts by Cassandra

Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:43 PM in 4th Grade Science
It is sad to hear that they do not have recess, but I'm glad you want to make a difference and give them some outside time in an educational way. Some great activities cold be an animal scavenger hunt, sorting, comparing and categorizing a forest, learning about different clouds and they can observe the clouds outside, and even planting a garden. Most science lessons can be done outside because t...

Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:28 PM in States of Matter Lesson Ideas
I just recently taught a small group of 5th graders a lesson about states of matter and it went well, so I'm sure it is possible to make it simpler for 2nd grade. You start off with a glass filled with club soda. The glass is the solid, the club soda is the liquid, and the carbon dioxide "bubbles" is the gas. This will be the small activity to engage the students, so you can have them observe what...

Recent Reviews by Cassandra

Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:44 PM
5 SCE4310 Collection Review
This collection consists of articles and resources about how humans affect the environment. I enjoyed reviewing this collection because it has interactive resources as well as one chapter from a book and an article, so there is a mix of all types of resources. The article, Humans and the Earth, was interesting to read because it talks about how students can come up with ways to reduce our use of natural resources. I think it is important that students learn and understand how we can impact the environment positively, but also negatively. Using inquiry-based lessons are great to implement the idea of conserving what the Earth creates as the article demonstrated. Another thing I found great about this collection was that one of the resources incorporates social studies into the lesson. The resource has a series of lessons to use in the classroom that deals with humans and nature, but adding mixing in concepts from social studies. I think it’s a great way to talk about the history of humans and the outdoors as well as teaching the science behind it. Lastly, the SciPacks chosen were all related to how humans affect the environment, but they had interactive videos as well as questions throughout the passages to check for understanding. The SciPacks could definitely be used in the classroom and can be done in whole group, which is very engaging and meaningful. Overall, when I teach my future students about how humans affect the environment, I will refer to this collection because it is very resourceful and helpful.

Recent Public Collections by Cassandra

FA#2 Resources

6 Resources

Science Shorts: All That Matters
Type: Journal Article

What’s the Matter With Teaching Children About Matter?
Type: Journal Article