Amy Thomas

Hello! My name is Amy Thomas and I am a student at San Diego State University. I am originally from Gilroy, CA and have lived in San Diego for 8 years. I got my bachelors degree in Psychology from SDSU and now I am getting a multiple-subject teaching credential. I hope to someday teach third grade. I hope to learn a lot from this course, and be able to teach my students about science in a way that keeps them asking questions and actively learning.

Location

CA

Affiliation

San Diego State University

Recent Posts by Amy

Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:05 PM in New teacher without text ....how do you create lessons without a book?
When I was looking for science lessons that could align with the NGSS standards I went on lesson planet. There were some great ideas for interactive lessons that my students would love. 

Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:22 PM in Science through fiction and fantasy
Earlier this year my class studied animals that have special defense mechanisms.  After the class learned about these creatures for a science lesson, each student chose one creature to write a story about.  They had to do a creative writing where they chose a defense mechanism and had to make up any story pretending they had that special defense.  It was so much fun to see the student get excited ...

Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:14 PM in Outdoor Activities
I really like all of the ideas everyone has for activities student can do outside.   The idea of having students go outside and write down what they think is 'alive', or not considered 'alive', would be very fun an educational for many grades.  I would love to see all of the many ideas students come up with depending on what they can observe at their school.





Recent Public Collections by Amy


Molecules to Organisms

5 Resources

Plants and Animals



Estuaries
Type: SciGuide
Grade: High School


Cell Division and Differentiation: Continuity of Life
Type: Science Object
Grade: Elementary School, Middle School, High School