Amy Jorgensen

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Recent Posts by Amy

Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:28 PM in VIdeos on variation of traits?
Hi everyone- Has anyone used any videos in the past that have helped their students understand the variation of traits that young animals have compared to their parents? I'm teaching a first grade unit based on NGSS 1-LS3-1 and would love if you could share any media tools you've used to teach this standard. Thanks!

Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:25 PM in First Day of School Science Activities
Hi Lauren- I think it's awesome that you're already starting to think of science activities you can incorporate in your future classroom. I recently learned about the following website: The women who started this blog are experienced science educators who know how to create cheap science activities that are fun, explorative, and provide students with expla...

Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:22 PM in Science Assessments
Hi Emily- There are tons of formative assessment materials available through the NSTA learning center if you just search formative assessments and the NGSS standard you are testing students. I find it helpful, since it's an informal assessment, to have students complete a quick "exit ticket" of one thing they learned from that day. You can give them a specific topic to focus on of course. Somet...

Recent Public Collections by Amy

Inheritance of traits

5 Resources

This resource collection is centered around the topic of inheritance with a content focus on inheritance of traits. Although many of the resources go into different levels of heredity concepts, the main goal of this resource collection was for me to gather ideas on how to teach my students about inheritance at a general level.

Plants, Alike and Different
Type: Journal Article

Ring! Ring! Science Calling!
Type: Journal Article