Laura Respondek

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Recent Posts by Laura

Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:45 PM in STEM and Fairy Tales
An easy way to integrate STEM into any subject matter is to have students read a storybook and design a solution to a problem one of the characters in the story has faced. Students can read books that utilize the engineering component in STEM. One way to provide students with the opportunity to explore a real-world scientific problem is to give them a hands-on experience. An appropriate elementary...

Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:36 PM in Gardening at school with young children
Lindsey, I totally agree with you. I believe that a garden should be planted with the students as soon as the school starts. Just like you said gardening offers hands-on, experiential learning opportunities in a wide array of disciplines, including the natural and social sciences, math, language arts (e.g., through garden journaling), visual arts (e.g., through garden design and decoration), and ...

Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:27 PM in First Day of School Science Activities
Thank you for your post Sarah. I am really interested in activities that I can do with my future students in the classroom especially in the first day of school and you gave me great ideas.





Recent Public Collections by Laura


30 Resources



External Resource: Mission to Mars
Type: External Resource
Grade: Elementary School, Middle School


Teaching Through Trade Books: Seasons by the Sun
Type: Journal Article
Grade: Elementary School, Middle School