Iris Lee

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Recent Posts by Iris

Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:41 PM in $50,000 Wish List
If you have a few $K left over, you should definitely get the Phenomenon-Based Learning Books (from NSTA Press) and accompanying materials (from Arbor Scientific). Here are links to the elementary version http://www.nsta.org/store/product_detail.aspx?id=10.2505/9781936959389 the middle-school version http://www.nsta.org/store/product_detail.aspx?id=10.25...

Fri May 05, 2017 7:22 AM in Keep It Exciting
To keep students interested in science, let them keep exploring. I absolutely love the Phenomenon-Based Learning Books (from NSTA Press) and accompanying materials (from Arbor Scientific). The activities can be done at any level, so your both your lower-level students and high-performing students can start from wherever they are and will get a lot out of them. Students work in groups like rea...

Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:16 AM in New Teacher
Yes! An exploration approach is very engaging and is very much like what real scientists do. That's why I've been recommending the Phenomenon-Based Learning books sold by NSTA Press. The elementary version is targeted at grades 3-5, but many of the activities can be used at lower levels. Here’s a link to it: http://www.nsta.org/store/product_detail.aspx?id=10.2505/978193695...