Donna Wall




Erie School District

Recent Posts by Donna

Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:52 PM in Activity based teaching and its impact on teachers' emotions
Floyd - Overwhelmingly, the teachers and administrators I work with honestly say that students are 100% engaged during science but then will argue that "that science doesn't count" towards AYP. So frustrating! I truly feel that in my district, the only way that science can take its rightful place as an integral part of our children's education is if the administration at each building puts a value...

Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:32 PM in Excited for Science!
In response to Carolyn's post regarding the Picture Perfect Science Ladies - How lucky you were to have the opportunity to attend one of their workshops! One of the first books I bought from NSTA Press was [Picture Perfect Science Lessons[/u ].I haven't done the lesson on Dr. Xargle because I'm having difficulty finding the book. But I have done two of the lessons with Eric Carle books, and the k...

Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:03 PM in Feedback requested on teaching elementary students about the Earth
My district has a "hole" in the curriculum regarding Earth & Space Science and we are looking to supplement the third or fourth grade curriculum to cover this topic. The state science assessment is given in March of the fourth-grade year. After completing the Earth,Sun, & Moon scipak, I have real reservations about introducing this topic in the third grade. According to the scipak, An extensive ...

Recent Reviews by Donna

Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:30 PM
5 Easy to Create Science Learning Centers!
One of the stopping points for primary teachers in using science as part of center work is the misconception that they need "science" materials. This article gives easy and simple ways to incorporate science into the classroom learning centers with ordinary objects.

Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:33 AM
5 Let's ROCK!
What a thoroughly enjoyable SciPack experience! The content was perfect for deepening my understanding and is a great precursor to Earth’s Changing Surface SciPack. I was completely fascinated by the Earth Mars Comparisons and plan to share these with my students.

Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:43 PM
5 Motion and Design
This short article is the perfect accompaniment to further my content knowledge while teaching the Motion and Design module. The definitions for force, motion, gravity are kid and teacher friendly. In addition the section - Forces of Resistance - is perfect for the lesson using rubber bands to move the vehicle.

Recent Public Collections by Donna

Formative Assessment

4 Resources

Type: User uploaded resource

Type: User uploaded resource

Assessment Institute

6 Resources

Type: User uploaded resource

Type: User uploaded resource

1st Grade

1 Resources

The Early Years: The Nuts and Bolts of Discovery Centers
Type: Journal Article