Brittany Carpenter


University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Recent Posts by Brittany

Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:24 PM in Informal Science In the Classroom?
I'm currently in school to become a teacher, and I'm gathering so many great project and lesson plan ideas through The Learning Center. I was wondering, however, what ways do you promote an informal science education in the classroom? Do you engage students during recess? Do you allow them to play with science toys during their free time? Thanks for your insight, Brittany

Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:34 PM in Ideas for 2nd Grade science lessons
I think states of matter is always fun at this age. There are so many topics to explore within a states of matter unit that it's easy to expand to multiple lessons if needed. For instance, you could start by introducing the different states of matter, their properties, and examples of each. You could then go into how some things (ex. water) can go into all 3 states of matter. There are lots of han...

Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:45 AM in Minority Women in STEM
I think this is a wonderful topic and an issue that is crucial for teachers to be aware of. I feel in recent years, while women and minorities are still extremely underrepresented, more has been done to encourage those underrepresented to pursue a STEM field career. Now, more than ever, you see doctor Barbie, math/science video games aimed toward girls, toys (Such as goldieblox) encouraging girls ...

Recent Reviews by Brittany

Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:29 AM
5 So happy I found this!
This is such a wonderful resource. The examples of assessment in this article can be applied to almost any lesson in science. I highly recommend this to anyone needing more collaboration ideas for their science classroom, or anyone that needs new ways to assess their students.

Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:55 AM
4 Great Ideas!
I love anything that helps to tie literature to science. The lessons in this article do a wonderful job of taking two books and applying them to two hands-on lesson plans. The lessons are practical for a classroom, and easy to follow and replicate.