Hana Walsh

My name is Hana Walsh and I am a Phase III student at the University of Texas at Tyler. I am studying Interdisciplinary Studies EC-6 and will graduate in December of 2020. I enjoy clinical teaching and I am interested in teaching grades K-2 in my future career. I love this age group and the energy that they have! Becoming a teacher is something I have dreamed about since I was little, and I hope to have an impact on my students just like the teachers that I had in school!




University of Texas at Tyler

Recent Posts by Hana

Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:47 PM in Organisms and Environments - 2nd Grade
Any ideas for activities to explore the life cycle and its stages of a butterfly in the second-grade classroom?

Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:06 AM in Using Experiments in K-2 Classroom
Any ideas for science experiments in the K-2 classroom?

Recent Reviews by Hana

Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:34 PM
5 Science 101: Does a Force on an Object Always Result in Motion?
I chose this article because it poses a challenging question: does a force on an object always result in motion? I immediately thought 'of course it does', but after reading this article I began thinking differently. From this article, I learned that a force on an object does not always result in motion. If there is an equal and opposite force acting on it as well, the object won't move. This occurs in a tug-of-war, or two people pushing on an object. A TEK that goes with this article is 5.6.D. This TEK requires the student to design a simple experimental investigation that tests the effect of force on an object. With this information from the TEKS and the article, I would have students experiment with force in the classroom by testing with pushing books or even a tug-of-war. This way students will have a concrete example of how an object is affected by either equal or unequal forces. I agree with this article because I also believe that the best way for students to learn is for them to experience it first-hand.

Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:22 PM
5 Early Years: Thinking Space
I chose this article because I believe it is never too early to introduce children to science topics. Space is a science topic that can be very engaging for young children. There are so many toys and resources available that are space-related, so why not encourage imaginative play? From this article, I learned that exposing children to science topics may not stick with them, but it can open the door for future learning. Some TEKS that go along with this article are K.8.B&C. These TEKS discuss recognizing objects in space and the patterns we have such as day and night. With the informations from the TEKS and this article, I would use the hands-on olay activities mentioned to spark interest in learning about space. I do agree with this article, especially on the points that activities should be produceable by the child and that introducing them to space subjects can spark their interest for future learning.

Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:06 PM
5 Early Years: A Lesson on Living Organisms
I chose this article because it gave many ways to address common misconceptions about plants and seeds, as well as a hands-on activity for planting a seed. I learned from this article that a child's understanding about the diversity of life begins at a very early age through their own experiences. This can be from looking in a fish tank or with their own pets. TEKS that could go along with this article and its activities are K.9.A and K.10.D. These TEKS require the student to understand the basic needs of a plant and seed, as well as the life cycle of a plant. With this information, I would plant seeds with my class and complete the activities mentioned in the article to address any misconceptions. I agree with this article when it says that hands-on is the best way to go when learning about seeds and plants. I also agree that misconceptions should be addressed, and it's best when done with concrete examples.

Recent Public Collections by Hana

The Crosswicks Creek Caper: A third-grade geology investigation
Type: Journal Article

Hands-On Thunderstorms: Activities to help students and teachers understand thunderstorms and severe weather
Type: Journal Article


20 Resources

Beyond Paper and Pencil Assessments
Type: Journal Article

Designing Assessments
Type: Journal Article

"Clued In" to Their Environment
Type: Journal Article

Assessing Students’ Ideas About Plants
Type: Journal Article