Robin Lee

Hello, my name is Robin Lee and I am a senior at UMBC. Truthfully I have never really thought of myself as somebody who was strong in science but I do find it very interesting and engaging! My goal is to become an engaging and innovative science teacher who motivates students of all genders to enjoy science.


University of maryland baltimore county

Recent Posts by Robin

Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:57 PM in How do you take science home?
Hi! I find that encouraging students to see the science in their everyday lives is a way to encourage them to utilize science outside of school. In my science methods class we are currently logging a tree journal as the trees transition into their beautiful fall colors. We are noting the weather and any other things that may be influencing the rate at which our tree is changing. I feel that this i...

Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:01 PM in Halloween Science
This reminded me of a great resource teachers in Maryland have. The Maryland state department of Agriculture actually sends educators that work for them to schools and they do mini experiments like these with students. One that was geared towards elementary students was all about pumpkins, seeds, types etc. The students were able to make all those observations about a mini pumpkin and even practic...

Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:51 PM in Retaking Tests
I think this is a wonderful solution to this whole retaking issue. As long as students show that they had put in initial effort and are continuing to show efforts towards understanding I think they should be given the opportunity to retake. Even allowing the students 1 or two retake passes is a great way to minimize the students who are slacking then expecting to be able to retake the exam every t...

Recent Reviews by Robin

Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:09 PM
5 adapting this for upper elementary students
I love oobleck! How fun for the students to get a chance to really get dirty and to make observations in a really fun and messy way. I think that the scientific processes could really be simplified but the same spirit of observation could be the focal point of doing this type of lesson with fifth graders. They could observe the changes that occur when the oobleck is created and how the substance reacts to different things.

Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:05 PM
I can not wait to try something like this lesson plan in my classroom when Halloween returns next year. This is so personal and engaging to the students and I don't see how any student wouldn't want to be apart of this learning process. Students who love mystery and suspense are going to love this lesson!!!

Recent Public Collections by Robin

2 week lesson plan!

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I am planning a science project based learning 2 week unit on derby cars

Type: User uploaded resource

Rev Up Your Veggies! Building model race cars lets students explore physical science concepts and promotes cooperative learning
Type: Journal Article


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The Early Years: The STEM of Inquiry
Type: Journal Article

Straw Rockets Are Out of This World
Type: Journal Article