Melissa Ibrahim

Hey everyone! First of all i would love to say that i am so honored to be a part of the NSTA Science Academy. I cant wait to take advantage of the support and resources provided. I teach 10th Grade Earth Science and i am also an Academic Advisor. I tutor students afterschool and i also teach ZUMBA to my high school students in an after school program. I am interested in getting my students to a higher level of scientific analysis, providing evidence, developing their ideas, and creating connections across content and with prior knowledge. I am hoping that the Explorations in the academy can help me to achieve this goal with my students. P.S i am super excited about the NSTA National conference!! I attended the one in PA about 3-4 years ago and it was the most amazing experience of my life! Back then, i received a grant from my college to attend and i'm just so fortunate to have my expenses covered once again, this time through the NSTA itself! =)

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NY

Affiliation

College of Staten Island High School for International Studies

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Recent Posts by Melissa

Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:00 PM in Earth Science Fossil Discovery
Check out the latest news! https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/01/new-dinosaur-rainbow-feathers-china-caihong-paleontology-science/ I am currently in my geologic history unit and thought this would be a great read for kids!  I always forget how much I like the site  https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/ . They always have vocabulary at the end and incorporate the latest ...

Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:37 AM in Virtual dissecting
I must say i am very pleased to see more science teachers using virtual dissections versus actual animal specimens. I am totally against real animal dissection because of my stand on animal ethics. I don't think it's humane to raise animals and kill them just for the sake of poking instruments into them when there are perfectly good and viable means to avoid this cruelty and still gain the knowled...

Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:29 AM in Apps for Earth Science and Geology
I highly recommend the follwing FREE apps for teaching science and Earth Science: NASA Viz A2Z on Global Warming (highly recommend) Science 360 Google Earth Hubble Top 100 Exoplanet Planets NOVA