Lauren Walls

Hello! My name is Lauren Walls, and I am studying Early Childhood Education at Wright State University, and now I'm working on my 4th and 5th grade Generalist Endorsement. I love children and have a passion for helping them learn new things. Growing up, I didn't particularly enjoy science - mostly because it was a lot of textbook reading and worksheets, and I just didn't connect to it. Now that I'm older, I have dipped my feet into a few teaching experiences where I taught science lessons in a fun, interactive way that really helped students connect to the material. I am eager to learn more about teaching science to all elementary students using the best practices!




Wright State University

Recent Posts by Lauren

Tue May 21, 2019 7:14 PM in Energy / Electricity 4th Grade Lesson
Hi there!  Your lesson sounds pretty good so far! I think you could deepen the content for your students by tweaking a few simple things. I just recently read this article, and I think it'll help you add one more element to your KWL chart - the E (evidence), which is definitely appropriate for 4th graders. Check it out here:

Tue May 21, 2019 5:29 PM in Moon Phases
Hi Tiffany! I agree with a previous comment- the Learning Center has awesome articles and lessons posted that might help you. Check out these articles (free as a NSTA member):  1) There is a fun experiment/investigation you can do in this article...

Recent Reviews by Lauren

Tue May 21, 2019 9:35 PM
5 Great, informative read
Looking to solidify your definition of gravity? Look no further! This article will help you understand gravity by conveying a definition, offering explanations, and giving examples. The author, a former astronaut, keeps readers interested with humorous remarks scattered throughout the article. Additionally, Nelson addresses a few misconceptions and misunderstandings, and it's crucial for teachers to be aware of these to prevent further misconceptions from occurring in students' learning. This article is perfect for teachers who need to “brush up” on their understanding of gravity, force of attraction, and zero-gravity. Great read!

Recent Public Collections by Lauren


1 Resources

Even More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons: Using Children’s Books to Guide Inquiry, K–5
Type: NSTA Press Book