Lauren O'Leary

Aspiring elementary school teacher Receiving Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Certification in Elementary Education at the University of Maryland Baltimore County

Location

MD

Recent Posts by Lauren

Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:20 PM in Making Time for Science
It seems that the recent trend in elementary schools, for the most part, is to shorten time for subjects like science, social studies, and the arts to allot more time to math and language arts. So my question is, how do you as a teacher combat the shortening of that time to ensure that your students are still getting an engaging and enriching science experience? How do you ensure that you don't r...

Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:14 AM in Classroom Experiment: Ice Cream
Hi!  This experiment is such a fun experiment, because kids of all ages have so much fun doing it! I did this experiment with my preschoolers before and they loved it. Like Emily said, having the kids wear gloves is a really good idea because the bags do get very cold. Also, I would suggest double bagging when it comes to the shaking part, because the bags will get holes or rip due to the craz...

Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:18 PM in Compost Garden Science Project
Hi everyone! My name is Lauren and I am a preservice teacher at UMBC for elementary education and I was posting to see if there are any educators who have any experience creating a compost garden? I am creating a two week project lesson plan for a 5th grade science class and want to base it around comparing the growth patterns of a regular garden versus a compost garden. Does anyone have any info...





Recent Reviews by Lauren


Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:45 PM
5 Great Resource!
I loved this resource because it made you feel as though you were apart of the project with the class. The article lays out each step of the process and goes into great detail about each part. I also love that the article lists all of the resources that were used to create the actual lesson. This is definitely a resource I would use when creating my own class garden for a science project.


Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:40 PM
5 Great Resource
I really like this review because it breaks down all of the steps that their fourth grade class took to create their gardens and it lays all of the information out very clearly. I like that it included the list of the native plants that were researched, and it was also very helpful reading about how the teacher was able to budget the money they had available.






Recent Public Collections by Lauren


Creating a Class Garden

9 Resources

This bundle consists of resources on creating a class/school yard garden at the elementary level.



Compost Garden
Type: User uploaded resource



Curriculum with a Common Thread: Teachers create a project-based interdisciplinary curriculum with science as the foundation
Type: Journal Article
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Elementary Science

10 Resources

Resources for teaching elementary science and resources that can be included in lessons



Curriculum with a Common Thread: Teachers create a project-based interdisciplinary curriculum with science as the foundation
Type: Journal Article
Grade:


Perspectives: Project-Based Science
Type: Journal Article
Grade: