Judith Lucas-Odom

Science Teacher of STEM using NASA and NASA Explorer School Resources




Toby Farms Intermediate School

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Recent Posts by Judith

Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:46 PM in 1st Day of school lab "Hook"
These ideas are great anytime of the year. Every day I have new students coming to my classes and these are excellent ways to get them caught up!

Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:01 PM in 1st Day of school lab "Hook"
Thank you Adah great starters!

Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:43 PM in Rethinking Homework
Hi all! I like Susan's redo idea. I work in an inner city 100% poverty and very high special needs. Some of my parents think that science and inquiry are not necessary because in our state it doesn't count for AYP. My goal this year is try to turn things around for my students and not burn out myself! Homework is rarely seen as important by some of my parents. Welcome any suggestions!

Recent Reviews by Judith

Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:57 PM
5 Earth, Sun and Moon
This is an excellent collection and it is easily adaptable for middle and upper level!

Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:02 PM
5 Understanding
This article has remained true over the last 7 to 8 years. Science is neglected and even forgotten when it comes to other subjects but there is a bright side science teachers are now using science as a vehicle to help students with language barriers to learn the language of English. I have taught students who spoke some or no English but when they get involved in an experiment you can engage their understanding of science concepts while teaching the basics of English. Understanding is the best way to reach all students and science provides the gateway that opens the door to a child's understanding no matter what their native language is.

Recent Public Collections by Judith

Gravity and Orbits: Gravitational Force
Type: Science Object
Grade: Elementary School, Middle School, High School

Type: User uploaded resource

Wetlands and Watersheds Presentation San Antonio 2013

4 Resources

Teachers to use this inquiry to help students learn about watersheds and wetlands

Flow of Matter and Energy in Ecosystems
Type: SciGuide
Grade: Middle School

Resources and Human Impact
Type: SciPack
Grade: Elementary School, Middle School, High School