Iona Humphries



Recent Posts by Iona

Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:01 PM in Learning Science Concepts through Play
Thank you so much for this post! I feel like nowadays, technology, while extremely beneficial, has taken away a lot of play time for children. I have always believed that it is important for kids to play outside, explore and pretend. It allows children to expand on their creativity as well as individuality. As a child, I spent a lot of time playing outside, which helped me learn a lot about natur...

Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:18 PM in Gardening at school with young children
When I was in elementary school, we had a school garden, but students didn't really have the opportunity to take care of it. I think that allowing your students to take charge of a garden is a great way to teach them about responsibility and the life of plants and bugs, as well as processes like the water cycle and photosynthesis. This would be a great activity to start at the beginning of the Sp...

Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:41 PM in Incorporating science in a family vacation trip
I think that a great way to integrate science into family trips is to make it fun, exciting, and to relate it to the trip that you're on. Older kids don't need as much instruction - they should be encouraged to ask questions themselves, set objectives and find evidence. Younger kids should be guided, and should be asked more inquiry-based questions to get their minds thinking!    

Recent Reviews by Iona

Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:08 AM
5 Written very well
I love how students are challenged in this book chapter by being given several options to answer the prompt. I also love how there is an opportunity for students to design an experiment themselves. It sounds very fun!

Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:05 AM
5 Love this!
I love how this article provides activities that teachers can use including a Photosynthesis song! It is great for teachers to share their ideas so that everyone can feel comfortable when teaching their students. I also love that this article engages students with all sorts of different learning styles so that every child can gain something from the unit.

Recent Public Collections by Iona

Unit Plan - Photosynthesis

9 Resources

Resources related to my unit plan on photosynthesis for second grade.

Science 101: How does photosynthesis work?
Type: Journal Article

Science Shorts: Project BudBurst—Analyzing Data
Type: Journal Article


3 Resources

Readings focusing on atmospheric activities.

Precipitation Matters
Type: Journal Article

Clear Skies Ahead! Clearing Up Confusion About Clouds
Type: Journal Article