Alexis Martinez

Hello there, I'm Alexis and I am here to learn more about science!

Recent Posts by Alexis

Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:58 AM in STEM and Fairy Tales
Awesome! I never thought to use fairytales with STEM. I love the idea though, I think it is a great way to get the students interested and engaged; I mean who doesn't love fairytales. The girls will definitely love it, and I think the boys would be into it as well. Thank you for the idea!

Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:54 AM in Teaching Earth Science for the first time
Wow, this is a great idea. Simple and get's the students engaged easily. I love how they can come up with the fact themselves without knowing it at first. They must love it and thinks it's amazing! I can see myself using this little activity in my classroom in the future.

Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:48 AM in Upcycling Project

Recent Reviews by Alexis

Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:30 AM
5 Life of Life Cycles
I really enjoyed your collection, you chose awesome resources to use for your lesson. The amphibian and insect metamorphosis chapters are a great way to allow students to learn different life cycles, and be able to compare and contrast them. The two sciguides are great to use because they give the students a chance to see different stimulations and activities to learn about the life cycles and reproduction. The movie mitosis article is great because it allows the students to produce stop-animation films to help them learn about reproduction; which seems fun for them. You had very good resources that would benefit your students in learning about life cycles and reproduction!

Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:26 PM
5 Great Collection
I thoroughly enjoyed looking through your collection. I loved how you picked the topic “earth and space science” because it’s broad enough to be able to research so many different subtopics as well. I really enjoyed reading through the articles and books you chose to put into your collection. The first one you put was “Cloud Watchers”, it came from a trade book and I loved it. It was very animated and aside from the section you added, there are so many other awesome topics that would be used as well. They had engineering, technology and applications of science; they had physical and life science too. You also added an article called, “Developing Inquiring Minds: Students using chromatography to separate the colors in fall leaves” which I thought was so interesting and fun for students to do and learn about. I liked how the article went through the entire experiment and told you how to execute it. Next, was the “Precipitation Matters” article, and I really liked that. I love anything that has to do with weather, especially the rain. This article went through a science experiment that had to do with the shape and sizes of raindrops, and I thought that would be fascinating to do with students. Then you added a book on “Bringing outdoor science in” and I loved it. Very animated and cute, and had so many different topics to cover. They had greening the school, insects, plants, rocks and soils, water and in the sky; and at the very end they have the answer keys for the whole book. The last two articles you added have to do with the solar system and looked very interesting. One had to so with the solar system models; comparing the old ones to the newer ones. The second one, had to do with the shadows and lights around the sun. Overall, I really enjoyed how you covered so many different topics, even thought it was all under the Earth and Science umbrella. You added such good and interesting articles to use and gather information from. Great job!

Recent Public Collections by Alexis

New Collection 2017

9 Resources

Natural Cycles: Coming Full Circle—Using natural cycles to teach elementary science objectives
Type: Journal Article

It's a Frog's Life
Type: Journal Article

My Collection

6 Resources

In this collection are science topics that I find interesting.

External Resource: Plate Tectonics: Diverging, Converging, and Transform Boundaries
Type: External Resource

External Resource: Droplet and the Water Cylce
Type: External Resource