Imani Spicer

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Recent Posts by Imani

Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:20 AM in The Early Years: Investigable Questions
Curiosity in children is innate and teachers should build a space where question-asking is allowed and valued. Children learn from direct evidence and when what they expected to happen does not happen. The cute example the article used was when children are unable to blow a bubble and automatically start blowing harder or dipping into the solution faster without understanding. Teachers have the a...

Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:57 PM in Science Adventures at the Local Museum
This article promotes the idea of conceptual learning in a non-structured environment. Learning outside of the classroom offers learning without constraints and promotes freethinking. This informal science education is backed by a university and museum partnership between TCU and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Two of the services offered to teachers are the museum preschool program...

Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:39 PM in Design Challenges Are ELL-mentary
Science concepts can be especially hard for English language learners. Elementary school teachers are working to help special education and english learners understand scientific content while still developing their english skills. By creating carefully conceived design challenges that showcase science content through actions opposed to words, students without exceptional langauge skills are able...

Recent Public Collections by Imani

What's the Matter?

9 Resources

This is a resource collection on the topic of matter intended for second graders.

What’s the Matter With Teaching Children About Matter?
Type: Journal Article

Science Shorts: Comparing Liquids
Type: Journal Article