Vivian Del Cid



Recent Posts by Vivian

Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:13 PM in Teaching Science Vocabulary
Vocabulary in science is such an integral part that so many educators leave out. I'd love to see a link helping with on this!

Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:38 PM in Incorporating holidays into science lessons
I love the idea of keeping students engaged during the holidays. It's so difficult especially between October and through December! I live in Florida, so we don't get snow here, most of the time we don't even get cold weather! One experiment that is great for the winter season is growing crystals. It's pretty easy and fun to watch the crystals grow. You just cut a sponge into the shape of...

Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:39 PM in Getting girls involved in Science
This topic really touches the core of why science is so important to me. Not only am I finishing my Elem. Ed degree, but I'm a mother to four children; three boys and one girl. I have pushed STEM since they were infants. One of the things I find best to get my daughter (and sons!) invested in science is to read them bedtime stories about real scientists. I also love to read to them about female sc...

Recent Reviews by Vivian

Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:33 PM
5 Practical Inquiry Tips for ELL
This article was incredibly insightful yet practical. The author provided several different strategies that utilized the step of inquiry and provided very specific steps for each. I really liked the tip that during preassessment, students could complete inquiry charts in buddy pairs instead of as a whole group. This idea of think-pair-share encourages students to use simple high frequency English words and illustrate pictures to express their ideas. This author knew what she was talking about as all this information is easily applicable for elementary and middle school level classrooms. I think with some simple modifications to these inquiry lessons a high school teacher could use these as jumping off points for lessons.

Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:55 PM
5 Coral Reef Destruction
This science object goes in depth to discover the cause of coral reef destruction around the globe. I liked this object because it was presented in a simple, list format that was easy to digest. This object also doesn't shy away from the knowledge that humans are in large part destroying our coral reefs. From pollution, to massive hurricanes which are worsened by global warming, and how that global warming is killing the reefs which are then leading to increased tsunamis - this science object shows the cyclical nature of our planet. This was extremely impactful and I would definitely use these resources in my classroom.

Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:45 PM
5 This Rocks!
This collection had a surplus of information! Anything you need to know about the principles used to determine the relative age of rocks is available in this collection. There was a plethora of illustrations using detailed diagrams to illustrate the rock cycle and how to date rocks.It explained the rock cycle in detail, plus there were hands-on activities described that would work perfectly in a classroom.

Recent Public Collections by Vivian


7 Resources

Science 101: How does the human body turn food into useful energy?
Type: Journal Article

Elementary Anatomy
Type: Journal Article