Theresa Smith

Affiliation

UMBC

Recent Posts by Theresa

Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:16 PM in Keeping the interest alive
I'm also a proponent of inquiry-based learning. I think students are way more likely to be motivated to do their own research, pose new questions and hypotheses, and get involved in general if they choose their own research questions. On another note: I recently worked on a project where I had to create an alien from Neptune. This was a very creative and fun way to learn more about our 8th plan...

Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:59 PM in Sinking bubbles
When I went to the Maryland Science Center, I was really surprised by how interested the kids were in a "sinking and floating" activity. Kids of all different ages gathered around a cart with two containers of water, corks with hooks, and washers. They were very engaged and enthusiastically participated in mini, informal experiments attempting to make the biggest corks sink and the smallest corks ...

Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:14 AM in Movies in Science
Some movies that I think I would like to show my students when I am in a classroom are Happy Feet, Ice Age, and Wall-E. Ice Age explores changes in temperature and organism adaptation/migration, and can also be connected to the idea of endangered or extinct species. Happy Feet portrays the burdens of overfishing on animals (penguins) and also hints toward the concepts of food chains. Wall-E is rel...





Recent Reviews by Theresa


Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:31 PM
5 Dwarf Planet!
I loved this source because it was clear, concise, and more importantly, interesting! It had good background into why Pluto is no longer considered a planet.


Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:31 PM
5 Dwarf Planet!
I loved this source because it was clear, concise, and more importantly, interesting! It had good background into why Pluto is no longer considered a planet.


Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:31 PM
5 Dwarf Planet!
I loved this source because it was clear, concise, and more importantly, interesting! It had good background into why Pluto is no longer considered a planet.






Recent Public Collections by Theresa


Earth/Space Resources

4 Resources

These resources are helpful in learning more about the following Earth/Space topics: energy, interdependence of life, and gravitational force. There is also a link that gives a description of the three science objects.



421_science_collection.docx
Type: User uploaded resource



Flow of Matter and Energy in Ecosystems: Nothing Matters Without Energy
Type: Science Object
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