Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:58 PM
Great collection of Articles and Lesson Plans
The Chart of Reviewer ratings along with the descriptions down below are helpful for teachers to see if the link is worth visiting or is effective to use for a lesson.The lesson plans were nice and provided resources, addressed the standards used, and goals, but I did not like the organization of the SciGuide. I realized that a lot of the links were to articles which I found lost my interest rather than the interactive Science Objects that I think truly benefited in my learning. The one activity that I really enjoyed was the Planet in a bottle activity that I found. You were able to do the same experiment, making minor changes for each planet. This is a simple project to do in the classroom or at home without the need of expensive equipment. And is a good way to learn informally if the students complete this activity at home with their parents. They could then come back to class with their observations written and pictures of their projects.
Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:21 PM
A great interactive way to learn!
I think that the Earth, Sum, and Moon: Earth's Seasons Science Object is structured in a way that is very helpful for teachers to learn. I really enjoyed going through it and learned a lot especially with the way it was structured. It is very cohesive and I really appreciated the use of audio to go along with the text. The illustrations are helpful to us visual learners and gave me a better understanding of the concepts being explained. I think that the mini quizzes at the end of each section are a great idea because it helps you focus on the topic that was explained. They also contributed to focusing on the important facts that would later be revisited on the final quiz at the end of the object. Overall two thumbs up!
Type: User uploaded resource
A Beach in Your Classroom
Type: Journal Article