Kathryn Mattila

I am a 7th science teacher. I graduated with a BA in Environmental Studies from Sonoma State University. I enjoy reading, hiking, and spending time with family



Recent Posts by Kathryn

Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:19 PM in Science Teacher Rotation
The science dept at my middle school is talking about ways to meet the new science standards for next year. Our thought is that we would become experts in one subject and teach the same subject for the semester and then teach another subject the next semester. Every six weeks the kids would rotate to their new science teacher for a different subject. Seventh and eighth grade students would be mixe...

Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:30 PM in Earth's atmosphere lessons
Does anyone have any good resources or lessons on the Earth's atmosphere? This is my first time teaching this concept and my first unit. I want to make it engaging and hands-on. Thank you.

Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:03 PM in Chemical reactions and astronomy
I am trying to come up with an inquiry based lesson that involves astronomy and chemical reactions. Does anyone have any good ideas or places that I can start looking? Thank you.

Recent Reviews by Kathryn

Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:03 PM
4 Bringing it all together
I did this lesson at the end of my anatomy unit. This lesson really brought all the concepts together and bring in the real-life aspect for the students. My students had a great time with it and the interactive part was a really nice touch. Students came up to the Promethean board and on their laptops interactive with the material.