Michelle Alban

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Recent Posts by Michelle

Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:26 PM in
Chemistry can be taught at a younger age, and something as simple as the chemistry of water.  I remember doing the activity with putting drops of water on a penny and trying to figure out why the water created a dome-like affect rather than going over the edge of the penny.  Then, we were able to learn about adhesion and cohesion of water.  This was something that the teacher made simple, but we...

Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:17 PM in Preschool Experiments
I love that you are interested in doing experiments with your two and three year olds!  A fun activity to do with younger children is making play dough of some sort.  One example would be making play dough out of corn starch and shaving creme.  (http://www.instructables.com/id/Fluffy-Stuff-two-ingredient-play-dough/)  Then , if you break the dough up into smaller pieces you can add colors and the ...

Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:48 AM in The Role Of Museums, Zoos, and locations outside of school
Adah, thank you for sharing these resources! I am currently an undergrad student, working on getting my certificate in elementary education. Knowing that 80% of the students learn outside of the classroom, parents might be more inclined to help their students. I will definitely use these resources in the future, and hopefully in my future classroom. I believe that parent involvement is importan...





Recent Reviews by Michelle


Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:44 PM
5 Michelle
This author does a great job at explaining wind turbines and how they are able to produce electricity. There are great diagrams related in the article, and I like the experiment that the author included in the article. The author includes the pros and cons of using wind turbines, and I think this would help the younger students understand why we can't have them everywhere to generate all of our electricity.


Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:39 PM
5 Michelle
This article gives detailed descriptions of exploring rocks with children. It is an easy read, and flows very well. I really enjoyed the pictures, especially the picture of student's data sheet on the information he collected about his rock. There are different lessons to do with multiple different age groups of students, and there are a lot of examples that help to apply the examples into a classroom setting.


Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:33 PM
5 Michelle
This article is about the data collection of of weather in a preschool setting. The students are able to learn science practices, such as observing, collecting data and then seeing in there are any patterns in the data. The article is relatively short and concise. The lesson is very easy to follow and I like how the author plans out all of the materials needed to do the lesson.






Recent Public Collections by Michelle




Solar Tracking System: More Efficient Use of Solar Panels
Type: User uploaded resource



The big push for renewable energy in India: What will drive it?
Type: User uploaded resource