Jennifer Basalari



Recent Posts by Jennifer

Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:53 AM in Standards Based Grading and NGSS
I really like this idea! I'm checking out the website, but would also like to be part of the discussion.

Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:52 AM in Getting girls involved in Science
I just had this wonderful experience with Northrup Grumman and one of the presenters said that girls (and boys) lose interest when a student has a bad experience with math/science or a particular teacher expresses a disinterest in these areas. Getting the students engaged in the activity is key. Girls might not like robots, but could relate to chemical engineering with makeup or nail polish. An...

Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:30 PM in Science Notebook
Kira, I love the idea about the right and left side of the spiral.  I've heard this before, but somehow I get sidetracked and forget.  One thing I've done to make it better, is the teacher example I make for absent students (and to keep myself straight) is make notes as I go for the next year.  During the summer, I also go through it, and get rid of the info/lessons I feel didn't impact student le...

Recent Reviews by Jennifer

Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:47 AM
5 Interactive Rock Cycle
This is an interactive website that portrays the parts of the rock cycle. Students will be able to explore the rock cycle in all phases. This could be used as a class or groups. I highly recommend.

Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:26 AM
5 Reading and Science
I really like this article. It gives a great example and outline of incorporating reading in science. As a fifth grade math/science teacher, this will help students read higher lexile text with understanding.

Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:13 PM
5 Planet Scales
This is a great activity! It's a great way to model and reinforce the concept of the size of the solar system. It's also a great way to keep students engaged and doing math and science. How fun for kids to be able to be outside, collecting data (which isn't a fun thing to do for them) and really beginning to understand the size of the solar system.

Recent Public Collections by Jennifer


5 Resources

External Resource: Earth in Motion: Seasons
Type: External Resource
Grade: Middle School

Science Shorts: The Reasons for the Seasons
Type: Journal Article
Grade: Elementary School

Rock Cycle

3 Resources

External Resource: Rock and the Rock Cycle
Type: External Resource
Grade: Middle School

Rocks: Cycling
Type: Science Object
Grade: Elementary School, Middle School, High School


3 Resources

Science Sampler: Space moves—Adding movement to solar system lessons
Type: Journal Article
Grade: Middle School