Jaida Bennett

I am a Senior majoring in Elementary Education at Florida International University. I love animals! My hobbies are eating food, watching NetFlix and exploring the world around me.

Recent Posts by Jaida

Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:01 PM in Dinosaurs
To engage your students in dinosaurs, I think you should have them read a book (on their level) about dinosaurs. You can make a huge T-Rex template and have each student color a part of the dinosaur, once the individual parts are completed, they can be put together to create one, giant, cohesive picture. This activity can help them learn the body parts of a dinosaur. The students can also go on a ...

Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:56 PM in Robotics Kits and Advice, please...
I think that robotics is a great way to involve your students in hands-on science. I'm glad that you are taking on that responsibility and providing them with such an awesome experience. I, personally, cannot help you with advice on what type of robotics kit to purchase, however, I just wanted to let you know that you seem like a great teacher! Have fun with your endeavors! :)

Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:49 PM in Teaching Climate Change
Teaching students to be aware of various climate changes and the affects it has on the habitats of animals and the environment around us is extremely important. It isn't as difficult as it may seem to get the topic started. Once a discussion is held about the temperature, everything else should fall into place. One activity I think is pretty neat is having students record the temperature everyday ...

Recent Reviews by Jaida

Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:48 PM
5 Star Gazer
I want to start off saying that your collection is such an attention grabber! I was looking through the list and, of course I picked yours to read because, come on, who doesn't want to read about the stars?! Your collection topic is great and i enjoyed reading and skimming through your resources. I never knew that seasons affect the constellations in the sky. I also didn't know that stars can change. Your collection was extremely insightful and can be used to grab the attention of your (or anyone else's) students. I enjoyed reading this because I've always had an interest in stars and the use of your sources piqued my interest even more. Thanks for bringing meaningful sources into your collection and thank you for a great read! :)

Recent Public Collections by Jaida


6 Resources

This collection has resources that aid in teaching students about rocks, their characteristics and their formations.

Type: SciGuide
Grade: Middle School

Type: SciPack
Grade: Elementary School, Middle School, High School

Understanding Inquiry

6 Resources

This collection is compiled of 6 articles that explain inquiry, how to effectively use it in the classroom as well as methods to help students think in a scientific way.

Methods and Strategies: "Inquirize" Your Teaching
Type: Journal Article
Grade: Elementary School, Middle School

Guest Editorial: Pathways to Inquiry
Type: Journal Article
Grade: Elementary School