Cassandra Delgado

I am a student at Florida International University studying Elementary education.



Recent Posts by Cassandra

Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:53 PM in Some Resources to teach CER (Claim Evidence Reasoning) in Science
Hi Kent, Thank you for creating this post. I recently had to create a CERR activity for a small group at my field school and I struggled a bit on how to simply explain to them what is CERR since they didn't know what it was. These resources will definitely help me the next time I am planning on using the CERR framework.

Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:51 PM in Earth Day is just around the corner (April 22)! How do you celebrate science with your students on this special day?
Hi Megan, Thank you for sharing this post. Earth day is a great day for students to get engaged and learn about why Earth is so important. Another cool activity a coworker did was an Earth Day Scavenger Hunt. The students had a scavenger hunt chart with pictures of things like dirt, grass, butterfly, bird, worm, and etc. and they were taken outside and asked to find all these nature things. The...

Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:43 PM in 4th Grade Science
It is sad to hear that they do not have recess, but I'm glad you want to make a difference and give them some outside time in an educational way. Some great activities cold be an animal scavenger hunt, sorting, comparing and categorizing a forest, learning about different clouds and they can observe the clouds outside, and even planting a garden. Most science lessons can be done outside because t...

Recent Reviews by Cassandra

Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:30 AM
5 SEC4311 Collection Review
The force and motion collection created is well done. It captures the main points and aspects to force and motion and what an educator would need to create a lesson. A Sci Pack for force and motion was added, which is great because the teacher can complete the Sci Pack with the students or alone to gain more knowledge on the concept. mother great tool about this collection is the article on Newton. Newton plays a large role when teaching force and motion, so it is important educators are familiar with the founders of certain science concepts. Each and every article added to this collection shows meaning to the concept and can be very beneficial to creating an inquiry-based lesson. My favorite part of the collection is the Sci Pack because it is interactive and engaging for students to complete and use as a group tool.

Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:44 PM
5 SCE4310 Collection Review
This collection consists of articles and resources about how humans affect the environment. I enjoyed reviewing this collection because it has interactive resources as well as one chapter from a book and an article, so there is a mix of all types of resources. The article, Humans and the Earth, was interesting to read because it talks about how students can come up with ways to reduce our use of natural resources. I think it is important that students learn and understand how we can impact the environment positively, but also negatively. Using inquiry-based lessons are great to implement the idea of conserving what the Earth creates as the article demonstrated. Another thing I found great about this collection was that one of the resources incorporates social studies into the lesson. The resource has a series of lessons to use in the classroom that deals with humans and nature, but adding mixing in concepts from social studies. I think it’s a great way to talk about the history of humans and the outdoors as well as teaching the science behind it. Lastly, the SciPacks chosen were all related to how humans affect the environment, but they had interactive videos as well as questions throughout the passages to check for understanding. The SciPacks could definitely be used in the classroom and can be done in whole group, which is very engaging and meaningful. Overall, when I teach my future students about how humans affect the environment, I will refer to this collection because it is very resourceful and helpful.

Recent Public Collections by Cassandra

Energy FA#2 Resources

11 Resources

A Solar Energy Cycle
Type: Journal Article

Coffee Can Speakers: Amazing Energy Transformers
Type: Journal Article

FA#2 Resources

6 Resources

Science Shorts: All That Matters
Type: Journal Article

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