Blanchy Salazar

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Recent Posts by Blanchy

Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:23 AM in Science activities for Beginning Teachers!
Hello everyone, I am Currently a Senior at Florida International University and I am learning how to implement different science strategies and activities in the classroom. I have learned many exciting and new things, but I feel like there is still so much to learn! If anyone has any suggestions on science classroom activities or projects for first year teachers, I would LOVE to hear them!! ...

Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:14 AM in Gardening at school with young children
I am a student at Florida International University and I have been learning about different science activities do to with children using outdoor resources! I love the Idea of making a small garden with my students some day, and I think that any time of the year would work, even if it is just a small garden :)  I have never seen a teacher grow a garden with her students, so if you have any tips or...

Recent Reviews by Blanchy

Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:31 PM
5 Great Selections!
I chose to review this collection not only because it had a variety of journal articles, but it also included a Sci-pack and web seminar archive. I found the first journal article “Hoeked” on science very useful and added it to my own collection. The journal article describes the work of Hooke and Leeuwenhoek and gives several hands-on activities that allow students to become familiar with the microscope. Students are able to compare and contrast animal and plant cells through the use of a microscope. This article is great for a lesson on the use of a microscope in a science classroom. The next journal article Ecosystem Explorations: connecting and ecology field experience to the classroom by Kristen L. Gunckel is also a great article to include in a collection. It covers the Ecosystem Explorations curriculum which includes seven classroom lessons. The lessons are very engaging and incorporates scientific inquiry skills, cooperative learning experiences, and writing activities. The activities are centered around a conceptual framework and helps students understand how we depend on the ecosystem. The activities are great, and I would definitely be incorporating them into my future science classroom. My favorite thing about this collection is the web seminar archive: picture-perfect science lessons: using children’s books to guide inquiry, grade k-4. This seminar is great because It gives primary grade teachers information on how to implement and create inquiry lessons in the classroom. Although the seminar took place 7 years ago, the information is very relevant and important. I also liked the fact that this collection included the interdependence of life sci-pack. I think that students will benefit tremendously from reading and reviewing the information presented. There are a lot of interactive videos that allow the students to engage in what they are learning. Having a post and pre assessment is also great because it allows the teacher to see if the students understood the material being taught. Overall, this collection had activities, information, and materials relevant to implementing science in the classroom. GREAT JOB!

Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:14 PM
5 Collection Review
This collection is great for teaching children about the flow of matter and energy in the ecosystem. I love that there is a SciPack included in this collection because they are so informative. This Scipack is so great because the students will be able to learn about the flow of matter and energy through ecosystems, populations, and organisms. The rest of the articles are great as well because they incorporate information relevant to the topic being learned. .

Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:59 PM
5 Collection Review
This Elementary Science collection is very extensive and thought out! There is a variety of topics from flow of matter and energy in the ecosystem to force and motion. most of the articles include information and activities to incorporate in the classroom. I really enjoyed the "moving my Body" chapter trade book. The students will have a fun time learning how amazing the human body is. The chapter book will help students understand how their bones, muscles, and joints work through engaging investigations.

Recent Public Collections by Blanchy

My collection

8 Resources

"Hoeked" on Science
Type: Journal Article

Methods and Strategies: "Inquirize" Your Teaching
Type: Journal Article