Katherine Chambers

I am an elementary education major student at Florida international University. I am a substitute for Miami Dade County public schools, and I am currently working at first United Methodist Church of Coral Gables- The Growing Place daycare. I love math and science, but above all I have a passion for working with children! I have a dog named Tigerlily and in my spare time I love to spend time with her and also with family and my wonderful boyfriend.




Florida International University

Recent Posts by Katherine

Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:06 PM in Science Trips
Hello, in elementary students can have a field trip around the school if there is a garden, or just to look at some forms of life. Sometimes field trips can be expensive, but try seeing if you can visit the greenhouse or museum at the local college/university. You can also tour their lab facilities which will really fascinate the students! In Florida, there are sooo many museums. We also have the ...

Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:58 PM in Living vs. Nonliving things
Hello, I definitely think you should explore as much as you can around the school. Take the students on a field trip around the school and discuss EVERYTHING you see. Observing things in the classroom is great, but students should also be able to relate what they learn to things they see in their environment. If your school has a garden, take them to see the different plants. If not you can still ...

Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:52 PM in The new teacher in a group a veteran teachers
Hello, I am also about to graduate and become a new teacher. Based on what I have learned and seen working as a substitute for two years, I think that it's okay if other teachers do not take your ideas. More than likely, they won't. Teachers with years of experience sometimes don't want to take recommendations from new teachers, even if the idea is good. If that happens, you should try your idea o...

Recent Reviews by Katherine

Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:26 PM
5 Parts of a plant review
I believe this collection is wonderful for teachers to use with their students. The collection contains lots of information, including different types of plants, photosynthesis, possible experiments, and how to identify a plant. I love how there are multiple articles in this collection, giving more than enough resources for students and teachers to utilize. I believe the information in this collection is sufficient for anyone researching the topic, so they will not have to branch out and look for other sources of information, because you have provided enough material for the subject.

Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:17 PM
5 Organisms basic needs review
Yahilin, I think your collection has a great amount of information that is definitely helpful for elementary students and even older students! You included articles that can give us information on not only animals, but decomposers, and humans. It is great that you did not only include information about animals because students need to know that all living things have basic needs. When learning about science in elementary, students may only be prepared or expecting to learn about animals, so it is awesome that you included other organisms as well. I like how your collection contains 9 resources because the more information available, the better it is for the students!

Recent Public Collections by Katherine

Plants responding to stimuli

8 Resources

The purpose of this collection is to help students explore facts about plants and how they grow. Plants, like any other living organism, have needs. In order for them to grow and flourish, they must live in an environment that satisfies their needs. In addition to what they need to grow, plants also respond to certain conditions, or stimuli, to help them grow effectively. Some stimuli we will be focusing on are: light, heat, and gravity. This collection aims at providing more information that will let us know how the amount of light and heat that a plant is exposed to, effects the way it grows. We will also learn about the effect gravity has on a plant’s growth. Along the way, we may even explore more conditions that may or may not be suitable for plants. Hopefully, this collection helps future scientists and garden owners!

Students' Ideas About Plants: Results from a National Study
Type: Journal Article

Science 101: What Is Gravity?
Type: Journal Article

Food chain

6 Resources

This collection discusses the food chain and where different animals lie in the food chain, predators, prey, how they live, and consequences when the population of one changes.

Exploring Animals, Glossopedia Style
Type: Journal Article

Teaching Through Trade Books: Figuring Out Food Chains
Type: Journal Article