Kathryn Borton

I love teaching science! I deeply believe that I can make positive effects on our globally shared earth via effectively teaching science. In science, we can encourage students beyond the science content to think deeply, critically and creatively to solve problems and develop as global citizens. I love my job!


Nevada Middle School, Nevada, IA

Recent Posts by Kathryn

Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:13 AM in Ice Age Continental Drift Assessment
Hey all, I wanted to tell you all about an activity I am doing with students that is working well. After an extensive until about the Earth's Structure, Plate Tectonics and Continental Drift, I am having my students watch parts of [i]Ice Age Continental Drift[i] and identify inaccuracies within the movie. Within the first 10 minutes, students were able to explain several ideas that were inaccurate...

Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:49 AM in Graphing and data interpretation
I am hoping to have students practice graphing and data interpretation at least once a week in my environmental science class at the 7th grade level. What resources do you all have that does not require re-creating the wheel?

Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:33 PM in Atmosphere Lessons
Hey all, I am new to teaching Earth Science. Please share some atmosphere lesson ideas. Thanks!