Robin Willig

2015 Nationally Board Certified in Early Adolescent Science

Recent Posts by Robin

Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:09 AM in K-2 STEM LAB
Hi Mary- I am in a similar situation as you! I created a 5th grade STEM program (called STEAM) for the last two years. In addition, I taught 5th grade ELA and 5th grade science (which I've taught for over 20 years). This fall I have been assigned to create a curriculum to push in to K-2 classrooms to introduce STEAM and I will teach 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade STEAM in my classroom. The second...

Tue May 26, 2015 11:40 AM in Integrating Interactive Notebooks
My students still use a 3 ring binder for handouts and notes, but I tried the interactive notebooks for the first time this year to use as a lab journal for engineering class. I put a post-it with a comment to get them "a star and a wish" every 1-2 weeks. This has helped them improve their diagrams, records of design modifications, and collection of testing data. I hope to keep working at it ne...

Sun May 03, 2015 7:53 AM in Integrating Interactive Notebooks
My major issue with using a spiral or composition books for the one main science notebook is that a child who is absent for a short or prolonged period can't easily add in the information missed when they return to school. That is why I keep returning to the 3 ring binder which can have pages added. Any suggestions? Robin





Recent Reviews by Robin


Sun May 10, 2015 4:52 PM
5 Fun Forces and Motion Activity
This activity will include the crosscutting theme of forces and motion, computation, analysis of data, and the students will have a great time engaging in it!


Sun May 10, 2015 4:48 PM
5 Journal Intro
This editor's introduction is going to make you want to read the whole issue!


Sun May 03, 2015 3:21 PM
5 Science, Society, and Technology
This is a good review of the issue of providing sustainable energy for human use, the pros and cons of each of the energy sources.






Recent Public Collections by Robin


Coral Reef Ecosytem

To improve understanding of this ecosytem





Gravity and Orbits: Universal Gravitation
Type: Science Object
Grade: