Anna Snowden

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Recent Posts by Anna

Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:34 PM in First Day of School Science Activities
Wow! So many great ideas. For a first day activity, I would have students do a turn and talk, and discuss what they think a scientist is. This can be a simple but affective ice breaker. After a 2 minutes, the teacher can have students share their ideas. The teacher can create an anchor chart by writing students' ideas and then post on the bulletin board. Students' ideas will be shared and acknowl...

Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:27 PM in Teaching Science Vocabulary
Hi Danielle! Recently, I taught my first science lesson and from my own discoveries, the more interactive the better. For example, my class was learning about sound waves. They learned by creating their own sound waves. Students stuck tuning forks in bowls of water and watched the water vibrate. They really enjoyed this. Most students learn by doing an participating. Therefore, I would teach new ...

Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:14 PM in classroom management during experiments
Hi Selena. Recently, I experienced this similar problem when I tried to teach a lesson on sound energy and felt overwhelmed with classroom management. My suggestion is to constantly remind students they are scientist and must respect the tools they are using and remind them of lab safety. I just remind students to stay on task and if they are not respectful then they cannot participate in the fun....