Sophia Fernandez

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Recent Posts by Sophia

Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:27 PM in Food Chains
Hello Gladys, I am currently studying to be an Elementary School Teacher. Through my experience I have observed many lessons and even performed some myself. One lesson that deals with Food Chains that can be fun and interactive is a human food chain. One of my teachers assigned each student a different animal. Based on the animal they were assigned, they were only able to eat specific foods, or...

Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:05 PM in Fun Science Lessons
Hi Mary, I am currently studying to be an Elementary School Teacher. I have gotten the opportunity to observe many Science lessons and teach lessons myself, as well. Through my experience, I have noticed that students are most interested in inquiry-based lessons. Students tend to be very hands-on learners and critical thinkers. Lessons that are more student-centered give students the most oppor...

Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:55 PM in Teaching Science Lesson for the First Time
Hi Hannah! I am currently a student studying to become an Elementary School Teacher and I recently did a lesson plan on the water cycle for a school assignment. For my assignment, I completed a science experiment with a small group of students that was fairly easy, but very effective. It taught students about three stages in the water cycle: evaporation, condensation, and precipitation. The proced...

Recent Reviews by Sophia

Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:19 PM
5 Sophia Fernandez Reviewing Energy
This collection is very well put together. There are multiple resources available that will benefit you as a teacher and the knowledge of your lesson. There are also resources that even students can use to learn about energy. These resources that are part of this collection vary from Journal articles, SciPacks, Book Chapters, etc. Since there are various types of resources this collection can be used for all. I would recommend this collection to teachers, parents, students, or anyone learning or teaching about Energy. As I looked over some of these resources I was able to learn some new information about Energy myself. This collection is filled with fun and creative ways Energy can be taught. Overall, this is a great collection to both teach and learn about Energy.

Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:20 PM
5 Reviewing Energy
Overall, this collection can be a great source to help teachers teach about energy. It contains SciPacks that students can use. The SciPacks are beneficial because is allows students to watch videos, see picture, read about energy, and then it asks you questions throughout it. For example, in the resource “Energy: Different Kinds of Energy” it gave students videos and pictures of examples of different types of energy. It showed students that energy is all around us. Teachers can give the resource to his/her students and have them complete it as a school assignment. This will not only enhance their knowledge on the material, but it will also tell teachers how much their students actually know by looking at their scores from answering the questions. This collection, also, has a good variety of different resources. It contains SciPacks, journal articles, an online e-book, and chapters. It is important to have a mixture of different types of resources to ensure the best information. Collections are beneficial for teachers because it allows them to collect resources and information on a lesson they will teach and they can keep it together in one file. Organizing resources is necessary to have a well functioning class and lessons. NSTA collections allow teachers to stay organized. This collection is a great example of that. It contains information on how to teach energy to students from grades K-8th. I would definitely recommend this collection to teachers who are teaching elementary students about energy.

Recent Public Collections by Sophia

Living vs Nonliving

7 Resources

Plants on the Move
Type: Journal Article

Creating a Schoolyard Mini-Garden
Type: Journal Article

FA #2 - Matter

6 Resources

Science 101: What causes the different states of matter?
Type: Journal Article

Formative Assessment Probes: Uncovering Students' Concept of Matter
Type: Journal Article