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!

Location

LA

Affiliation

Calcasieu Parish School Board

Recent Posts by Pamela

Today, 1:09 AM in Coniferous and Deciduous Plants
I'm not sure which grade you teach but, in elementary, the way I teach this is by starting at the beginning of the year and doing a nature walk. We do a tree count. I don't tell them the names or types of trees. They can collect the leaves that are on the ground. We use them for leaf rubbings and the leaves can be kept in their science journals. When we get back in class we do a sorting/classifyi...

Today, 12:53 AM in What to do when students get frustrated with STEM activity?
Like Betty said, was this their first time building? Fine motor skills need to be well developed to handle such a build with small materials. Could you have used stick pretzels which are thicker and easier to control? Also, what was the engagement part of the lesson? Did you read a story to them where the characters had to solve a problem by building a bridge? Maybe a story like The Three Billy G...

Today, 12:35 AM in Your Top 5 coolest low tech STEM activities
Gabe always shares some great stuff! I spend way too much money and time at the dollar stores. 





Recent Reviews by Pamela


Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:09 PM
5 5E's
This article explains the reason for each of the 5E's in a straight forward manner. It is not recommended to skip any of the 5E's and you may need to scaffold back to one of the E's in order to clarify misconceptions. This is an article that I have read several times and keep it saved on my desktop so that I can go back and reread it from time to time.


Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:06 PM
4 Trade Books/Ecosystems
I partially agree with the author stating K-3 is about observation and 4-5 is about exploration. I believe that younger students can explore just as the upper grade students. However, they may never have had an opportunity to observe living things interacting in an ecosystem. This is a great read and if you are planning a lesson on ecosystems, I highly recommend this article.


Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:56 PM
5 Take Me Out to the Ballgame!
This is a very comprehensive resource with National Science Education Standards for 5th-8th grade. I've never thought of observing active yeast under a microscope before but I plan to now. I will not be doing all of the experiments in here but wow, there is something for everyone in the Gourmet Lab.






Recent Public Collections by Pamela


Ecosystems/Life Science

67 Resources

Elementary level ecosystems and life cycles.



Genes and Race in the Classroom: Science in a Social Context
Type: Journal Article
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Habitat Sweet Habitat
Type: Journal Article
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3 Dimensional Learning & Assessments

6 Resources

3 Dimensional Learning & Assessments



Three- Dimensional Instruction
Type: User uploaded resource



Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12: 2018
Type: Journal Article
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Writing in Science

14 Resources

Journals, other writing, articles, and research.



Writing Assignments in a Nonmajor Introductory Ecology Class
Type: Journal Article
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“Scientific Writing”—A Course to Improve the Writing of Science Students: Stressing the English Language Component of Scientific Writing
Type: Journal Article
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