Jacquelyn DaMore

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Recent Posts by Jacquelyn

Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:10 PM in Enough time for science?
Douina, You pose a great idea. I am currently a teacher candidate and I feel that there should be a specific science time in the classroom, however, since not a great deal of time is spent on it, teachers should also try to incorporate it into other subjects through out the day. For example, if students only have time to learn about a particular lesson or perform an experiment, their designat...

Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:10 PM in How do you take science home?
Anna, I am currently a teacher candidate who had to plan and execute a science workshop to my colleagues. I think a huge part of motivating and encouraging students to study science at home is by giving them the materials and guidance to do so. For example, my workshop was on trees meant for a group of 2nd graders. Students learned about tree parts, trees through the seasons, and tree produc...

Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:31 PM in Keeping Science Relevant
Doiuna, I agree with Kathy; I think it’s important to start with the standards and go from there. I am currently a teacher candidate, however, I observed a few lessons on rocks and minerals in my 3rd grade classroom this semester. My cooperating teacher had sets of rocks and minerals for students to observe and test for various properties in cooperative groups. I feel that because students...