Elementary education major and sister of the sigma sigma sigma sorority.
Florida International University
This is incredibly creative. So many students feel that their either a left brain or a right brain student and will only focus on either STEM or the arts. I feel that when you find a way to combine the two you're inviting all students to give STEM subjects a try.
I think gardening with young students is an excellent idea. Having them outside presents so many teaching opportunities. They can learn about insects, plants, the water cycle...the possibilities are endless when children are outside. Actually one of the schools I have worked with had a butterfly garden that the Pre-K and Kindergarten students worked on planting together and their teachers created ...
This seems like so much fun! I am so fascinated with genetics. I can sit down for hours talking to people about how their ancestry relates to their phenotype. I think genetics are a lot of fun and having students evaluate the genetics of characters they are familiar with is even more entertaining for them. I am still a pre-service teacher, but this is something I would certainly apply to a class.
Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:52 PM
Sandy, I think the topic you picked in and of itself is interesting and engaging. Students are always left in awe when they learn about stars and the night sky. I enjoy the resources you chose and find them very engaging and useful. I feel for this lesson you could even use the telescope on campus as a resources for students to observe stars. My one suggestion would be to try and find maybe a podcast to use as a resource, just so that it isn't mainly book chapters. I enjoyed the book chapter on constellations because they have always fascinated me. It's always interested me that people are able to see patterns in the sky instead of arbitrary location, especially for the use of getting oriented. I think students will have a lot of fun with that.
Podcast: Future for Coral Reefs
Grade: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Informal Education
The Dirty Water Challenge
Type: Journal Article
Grade: Elementary School, Informal Education
This collection is comprised of a variety of resources appropriate for elementary school on recycling
External Resource: Waste Limitation Management and Recycling Design Challenge
Type: External Resource
Grade: Elementary School, Middle School
Recycling into Art
Type: Journal Article
Grade: Elementary School