Zohar Badenhausen

I have been working as a fourth grade teacher for the last three years. This year I will be teaching fifth grade math and science. I am very excited to have been a part of this year's Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy!




Midland St. Elementary

Recent Posts by Zohar

Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:20 AM in Science Notebook
Wow, there are some great ideas in here! I have two parts I usually include in my rubric: Accuracy and Evidence of Thinking and Effort. I score them on a 1-4 scale based on how well they keep track of notes we do as a class (accuracy) and how well they summarize, analyze, and respond to writing prompts (thinking and effort). I vary how often I grade them, and I discuss and show examples on the ...

Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:53 PM in NSTA Learning Center Website
Help! I have just recently begun exploring the NSTA Learning Center Website, and there is so much here, I don't know what to do first. Where do I begin? I'm an elementary teacher, teaching science and math to fourth-grade students. How can I make the best use of this website and my NSTA membership? All suggestions and ideas are welcome.

Recent Reviews by Zohar

Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:59 PM
5 A Thorough, Well-Paced Refresher
I found this SciPack to be very well done. It helped me review what I already knew about Newton's three laws and it even helped catch some "sloppy thinking" on my part, where I wasn't being totally precise in my mental models of the three laws. Well worth a look if you're responsible for teaching this content.

Recent Public Collections by Zohar

PBL Grade 6

12 Resources

Ideas for Project- or Problem-Based Learning activities for the new school year.

Methods and Strategies: Modeling Problem-Based Instruction
Type: Journal Article

Where Does Our Food Come From?
Type: Journal Article

Literature and Science

1 Resources

Grad school ELA class requires that I put together a literature unit, but I want to focus on something science-related.

From Galileo to Snowflake Bentley: Using Literature to Teach Inquiry in Middle School Science
Type: Journal Article

Engineering Design

7 Resources

Bridging Science and Engineering
Type: Journal Article

Design Challenges Are "ELL-ementary"
Type: Journal Article