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About Me: I am the Grade 6-12 Science Teacher at a private Alternative Education school.
Affiliation: Children's Center for Treatment and Education
Location: Custer City, Pennsylvania
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Recent Posts by James
Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:40 AM in Thoughts on Special Ed. Ph. Science-Chemistry
Hi Chris. We got our testing kits through Trout Unlimited as a grant in the Trout in the Classroom project, but it's a standard kit you can get any where, such as any pool store or any place that sells aquaria or fish supplies. The kids enjoy doing the experiments because they're colorimetric and the chemicals are pretty safe.

Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:32 AM in Thoughts on Special Ed. Ph. Science-Chemistry
Hi Roxanne! I, too, have special needs students taking chemistry, biology, and environmental science. Some of my 12th graders can only read at the elementary level, so it's challenging to get the material across in a way they can grasp. Many times I will make a copy of the reading material enlarged to 122% to make the letters larger, give them a highlighter and read aloud to them or get them to...

Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:39 PM in Thoughts on Special Ed. Ph. Science-Chemistry
Hello, all. I have LD and ED students and I lean towards experiments in which there is a highly tactile kinesthetic approach. Today, I did an activity in my Trout in the Classroom project in which we spent the whole class period testing a water sample. We broke into small groups and took a water sample from our fish tank, measured out 5 ml and took a simple water testing kit and did a colorom...





Recent Reviews by James

5 Reintroduction of Wolves
We did this simulation, today, and the kids were really interested in aligning the predators and prey to get the right mix. They were really interested in the interactive. Of all the activities, my special needs students like the interactives the best!


4 Interdependence of Life SciPack
The ecological succession interactive was fun. I will try this with my class next week and see how it goes.


5 The Salamander Interactive
Just did the Salamander Interactive yesterday and the kids just loved it! We did it on the smart board and they were fighting over who would go up and do the activity! Kudos!






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