Minnu Messiahdas

Future educator and student from Florida International University!

Recent Posts by Minnu

Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:54 AM in Using Science Notebooks for Assessment/Evaluation
I agree! I think science notebooks are absolutely essential for students. Students get to document investigations and write about what they learn after each lesson. I like how students get to be little scientists by taking notes and observations, and writing down scientific explanations in their own words. Science notebooks really help with their literacy as well. Students learn how to communicate...

Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:40 PM in Some Resources to teach CER (Claim Evidence Reasoning) in Science
These resources are very helpful for introducing CER to students. I struggled to see how I can make the CER framework clear and engaging enough for students to understand. I will definitely use these activities in the future! Thankyou.

Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:05 AM in Science fair projects
Do you believe that 3rd grade is too young to assign science fair projects? I believe science fair projects should only be assigned when they are in 5th grade and up. At such a young grade like 3rd grade, science fair projects make force students to think that there is only one linear and rigid way of conducting scientific inquiry. Science fair projects may scare young children from enjoying scien...





Recent Reviews by Minnu


Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:36 PM
5 Extensive collection of resources
This is a great, extensive collection of resources for teaching food webs and the flow of energy. This collection includes science objects related to ecosystems and interdependence, which teachers can refer to for a good review of the concepts. I also like how the journal articles included have information on a variety of topics related to energy flow and food webs, such as producers, species interdependence, insects, etc... One of the journal articles explain how to use trade books for teaching food webs. Another article explains how to effectively use formative assessments while teaching food webs and interdependence. Most of the journal articles also describe great hands-on inquiry activities for students to do which involve making observations of animals and plants in their natural habitats. Overall, this collection is very informative and thorough.


Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:36 PM
5 Extensive collection of resources
This is a great, extensive collection of resources for teaching food webs and the flow of energy. This collection includes science objects related to ecosystems and interdependence, which teachers can refer to for a good review of the concepts. I also like how the journal articles included have information on a variety of topics related to energy flow and food webs, such as producers, species interdependence, insects, etc... One of the journal articles explain how to use trade books for teaching food webs. Another article explains how to effectively use formative assessments while teaching food webs and interdependence. Most of the journal articles also describe great hands-on inquiry activities for students to do which involve making observations of animals and plants in their natural habitats. Overall, this collection is very informative and thorough.


Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:12 PM
0 Great Collection
This is a great, extensive collection for teaching food webs and the flow of energy. This collection includes science objects related to ecosystems and interdependence, which teachers can refer to for a good review of the concepts. I also like how the journal articles included provide very good information on a variety of topics related to energy flow and food webs, such as producers, species interdependence, insects, etc... One of the journal articles explain how to use trade books for teaching food webs. Another article explains how to effectively use formative assessments while teaching this topic. Most of the journal articles also describe great hands-on inquiry activities for students to do which involve making observations of animals and plants in their natural habitats.






Recent Public Collections by Minnu


Weather

6 Resources



Teaching through Trade Books: Weather Watchers
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On Observing the Weather
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Water Cycle

3 Resources



Examining Language To Capture Scientific Understandings: The Case of the Water Cycle
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Teaching Through Trade Books: Wonderful Water
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Biology

15 Resources



Research and Teaching: Evolution vs. Conservative Religious Beliefs—Can Biology Instructors Assist Students with Their Dilemma?
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The Finches' Beaks: Introducing Evolutionary Concepts
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