Yvette Ponzoa




Florida International University

Recent Posts by Yvette

Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:53 PM in Creating a Environment Promotes Informal Science Learning
There are some really great ideas here! I love the idea of having a science center that changes based on what it being taught. That's a really good way to reinforce the concepts. Also love the garden idea. There are so many lessons that can be incorporated into that. I definitely plan to bring my guitar into the classroom in order to make music part of the learning process. It's a handy (and...

Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:39 PM in Misconceptions in the Elementary Classroom
I definitely feel that gaining an understanding of what students think they know about a topic you are about to teach is a great way of finding out what possible misconceptions might be. A simple oral question and answer session at the beginning of the lesson should be enough. Also, being educated yourself on what common misconceptions about the topic you're teaching might be, and making sure to...

Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:31 PM in Excited for Science!
I can honestly say that I don't remember one single science lesson from elementary school. I can remember every other subject, and I can remember my science classes after elementary. I often wonder whether I was even taught science in elementary, though I can't believe that would be true. I know for a fact that if we had participated in hands-on activities and inquiry learning, those memories w...

Recent Reviews by Yvette

Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:24 PM
5 Great Collection!
This is a really well-rounded collection. There are some useful resources here. I really like the variety of learning tools you were able to find. This should make for a strong lesson.

Recent Public Collections by Yvette

Edible Plants

8 Resources

This collection contains various resources that can be used for research, ideas, and possible activities in teaching about plant parts and edible plants. This is being used towards a lesson for 3rd grade. Students should gain a basic understanding of plant parts and the concept that we can eat various parts of different plants.

Teaching through Trade Books: It's Pumpkin Time!
Type: Journal Article

Project Produce
Type: Journal Article

Animal Classification

7 Resources

For use in lesson vertebrates & invertebrates.

Crazy About Crayfish
Type: Journal Article

Goodbye Critter Jitters
Type: Journal Article