Pamela Auburn

After nearly 20 years in private industry, I began teaching full time 7 years ago. At UHD I cover classes in chemistry and physical science education for teachers. My own education spans both chemistry (University of Toronto) and education (University of Houston). I am an information junkie and read anything and everything I can. Friday and Saturday evenings you can follow me through Houston's art galleries, theaters and dance spaces. My "pet" project at the moment is choreographing chemistry concepts.

Location

TX

Affiliation

LoneStar College

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Recent Posts by Pamela

Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:19 PM in Writing in STEM
I think that there are two sides to writing that have to be considered: learning to write and writing to learn. I have moved to guided inquiry labs and require that my students write lab reports. Since the labs are set up so that they collect and analyse data in order to answer a question, critical thinking is required. Las week one of my students complained about the time it tool to write the rep...

Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:45 PM in 2014 in Science Books
I tend to have a lot of geek friends for whom I will need to buy Christmas gifts. Books are a great choice so I had a look for suggestions. Here are a few lists that I came across. I would love to hear about other. I would be especially interested in books I could use in teaching - http://www.brainpickings.org/2014/11/24/best-science-books-2014/

Fri Dec 05, 2014 4:11 PM in Shout Out for Circumpolar Constellations?
Cris neither of the links seem to be working Would you mind checking as this seems very interesting





Recent Reviews by Pamela


Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:17 PM
5 Visualizing Data
Visualizing data and interpreting graphs are challenges for many students. Creating infographics is a fun way to support the development of these skills. This article will walk you through how to incorporate infographics into you teaching, A keeper!


Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:59 PM
4 Sorting
A very good activity on classification to demonstrates the issues of pattern recognition and comparison. I


Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:39 PM
4 GIS Application
A nice application for GIS that supports data visualization.






Recent Public Collections by Pamela


Common Core

4 Resources



Podcast: Connections Between Practices in NGSS, Common Core Math, and Common Core ELA
Type: Podcast
Grade: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College


Podcast: Connections Between Practices in NGSS, Common Core Math, and Common Core ELA: What's Common Among the Standards for Science, Math, and ELA
Type: Podcast
Grade: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College


NSTA Polymers

7 Resources



Natural Polymers
Type: Book Chapter
Grade: High School


A History of Polymers: The Road to the Plastic Age and Beyond
Type: Book Chapter
Grade: High School


Elementary Chemistry

5 Resources



Someone’s in the Kitchen with Science
Type: Journal Article
Grade: Elementary School


The Early Years: Nurturing Young Chemists
Type: Journal Article
Grade: Elementary School