Pamela Dupre

I'm a STEM Master Teacher for grades 3 -5. I spend 3 weeks at 3 different schools on a rotation basis throughout the year. I have been fortunate to receive professional development with LEGO EV3 Mindstorm Robots, Little Bits, and Vernier Probeware. I love what I do! My husband is my biggest cheerleader. I am beyond excited to meet with other educators from all over the U.S. and spend a week immersed in science and math. Having access to so much information before the academy is just incredible. #MEMTA16 PS This year has brought a new challenge. We lost two elementary STEM Teachers and now each of us serves 4 schools. We spend one week at each school. Email and texting are essential to keep up with what is happening at each school. I've been working with teachers on choosing grants to write that will help them get the materials they want and need to enrich their STEM lessons. It's exciting to have Kindergarten teachers ask for my help!




Calcasieu Parish School Board

Recent Posts by Pamela

Yesterday, 1:23 PM in New Teachers
Have you ever dissected owl pellets? I've done it with 2nd grade through 5th grade. You need to order them on line so they're sterilized or there may be access to some within the science department in your district. I would teach about raptors, owls the first day. Where do they live, what do they eat? Then the 2nd day we do ...

Yesterday, 12:38 PM in New to NSTA
Congratulations to you! Search in the Learning Center for lessons and articles which contain ideas. I taught 2nd grade for many years and we made science journals. The 2nd graders loved creating their journals and showing visitors how they were scientists. We had tadpoles in the aquarium, we grew plants, we did a few experiments with chemical reactions, we measured their height at the beginning an...

Yesterday, 11:51 AM in Chemistry
I'm not sure what grade level in elementary you are working with. When I teach states of matter, I like to ask can matter change its state? How do we know if it is a chemical or physical change? I bring in sets of balloons that all look the same size. Each group gets a set of 3 and they have to decide which state it is in and as much information as they can gather about the balloons in about 3 m...

Recent Reviews by Pamela

Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:43 AM
5 Wind at Work
Great article with details about how to make a wind turbine for students in 3-5 to explore how wind words and how wind can create energy that we can use. It is so much better to show children how things work than merely telling them! Great collection.

Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:16 AM
5 Use Those Temperature Probes
This is an engaging way to use Vernier Temperature Probes in a real-life application! I'm sharing this with the middle school teachers.

Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:17 AM
4 Art and Science Belong Together
I enjoyed this article and found it has some really good points like, creating confident students, connecting art to writing, and students having greater recall. I recently attended Space Exploration Educators Conference in Clear Lake, Texas. The very first keynote speaker was actually a panel of people who were either NASA scientists or artists. One of the artists is really into rockets. He made a stop motion video using rocket models that he made and then he invited everyone to meet up with him at some point during the conference to add to his Star Fleet. Needless to say, I couldn't wait until I had a break to go try my hand at that art/science activity. Art is a way to reach some students who may not pursue a career in the fields of science. Of course this article explains it better than I can.

Recent Public Collections by Pamela


79 Resources

Assessment Questions and Rubric
Type: User uploaded resource

"Clicker" Cases: Introducing Case Study Teaching Into Large Classrooms
Type: Journal Article
Grade: College


11 Resources

track weather, weather articles, charts, cycles, climate

Weather Detectives: Searching for Cool Clues
Type: Journal Article
Grade: Elementary School

http://World Wide Weather: Involving students in GLOBE's real-life scientific research
Type: Journal Article
Grade: Elementary School

Rock N Roll

30 Resources

Meet the Flintstones

Rocks as Windows into the Past: Taking the idea of rocks as stories and developing a rock investigation
Type: Journal Article
Grade: Elementary School

Rock Solid
Type: Journal Article
Grade: Elementary School