Betty Paulsell

I am a retired elementary science teacher now working for NSTA as an online advisor. I also teach university science courses online and face to face. And I do lots of volunteer work in schools.




Independent Science Consultant

Recent Posts by Betty

Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:58 PM in New Teacher
Learn to love science yourself if you already do not. Children will sense how you feel about science and take clues from you. Good luck in your career.

Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:23 PM in STEM and Fairy Tales
Here is a handout that I use in a class on integrating literature and science. It has several books that are related to various science topics.

Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:52 AM in Forensic science curriculum?
I am attaching my entire curriculum for the forensics course I teach. is the best place I found to order materials. Good luck,

Recent Reviews by Betty

Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:47 PM
5 Thinking Out of the Box
This article describes how students can take common objects and create some other use for it. The author uses a strategy called 'SCAMPER". Read this excellent article to help your students be creative.

Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:43 PM
4 Documenting
This article describes how to use documentation panel to report on what they have done in a science activity. It is a good idea but seems a little above the ability of Early Years learners.

Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:01 PM
4 2D & 3D Modeling
After participating in this unit students understand why engineers prefer 3D Modeling over 2D Modeling. They also learn about tissue engineering which is usually taught in freshman courses at a university. In my opinion, I believe this subject of breast cancer would better be taught in high school rather than middle school. Science Scope is for middle school.

Recent Public Collections by Betty


4 Resources

Science Shorts: Do You Hear What Horton Hears?
Type: Journal Article

Teaching Through Trade Books: The Science and Technology of Sound
Type: Journal Article

Methods and Strategies: Why Demonstrations Matter
Type: Journal Article

Will It Float?
Type: Journal Article


5 Resources

Dinosaur Extinction, Early Childhood Style
Type: Journal Article

The Early Years: If You Were a Dinosaur…
Type: Journal Article