Bennett Thompson

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Recent Posts by Bennett

Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:14 PM in Keeping Students Engaged
Andrea,   My current course work discusses this question explicitly. Through my science methods course we discuss student lead inquiry and phenomenon. Phenomenon is an experience that students try to figure out why it happens. One of my favorite from my class was "why a can of coke sinks but a can of diet coke floats?" This experience was student lead and teacher facilitated, as it kept all...

Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:40 PM in STEM in Younger Grades
Hello Peyton,    I am also a current student, studying elementary education. One recommendation I would make is to research inquiry based phenomenon as students can lead these activities with their observations and prior knowledge. Student lead inquiry can also help clear up and misconceptions that a student may have. Student involvement can provide a learning experience they won't forget...

Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:02 PM in Implementing STEM in my classroom
Hello Leslie, I am currently in a science methods course and we have many discussions about the integration of STEM in classrooms. One staple to our classroom content is the NGSS practices. You can find more information at This website promotes the importance for STEM in modern classrooms and even provides specific examples. Another one of my courses talks about ra...