Kathryn Kennedy

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Recent Posts by Kathryn

Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:57 PM in MYP IB: One World Essay on Stem Cells
Hi all - Does anybody teach at an IB school in the MYP? I would like to collaborate on creating a one world essay prompt dealing with stem cells. If you're not at an IB school and have done lessons concerning stem cells, I would love some advice. Any articles, data sets or activities revolving around stem cells would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Cheers! Kathryn

Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:54 PM in Mitosis Inquiry Activity
Hi all - Thanks so much for the suggestions! I had tried the flip book idea, but it didn't seem to work with my students that year and so I gave up on it. Maybe I should try it again this year. I loved the mnemonic device, Alyce. That's hilarious! I created a virtual lab for onion root tips (our school has yet to invest in quality microscopes) that I'm attaching. Feel free to use...

Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:50 PM in Theories
Hi all - Thank you so much for posting regarding this question. I wanted to share a formative assessment that I made to give to my students to see what they understand. This assessment is modified from the article, Myths in Science, in the November 2004 issue of "The Science Teacher". I plan on having them take it individually, then as a table. After they take it as a table, different grou...

Recent Reviews by Kathryn

Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:46 PM
5 Three terms finally explained well!
Dr. Robertson has successfully summarized the differences between laws, theories, and hypotheses in this short article. Within this article, we learn that laws describe, theories explain and hypotheses are tentative explanations. This article should be part of every pre-service science curriculum, in my opinion.

Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:42 PM
5 Excellent Inquiry Resources
The Learning Center has done a terrific job in collecting resources regarding inquiry. Included in this collection are multiple book chapters and journal articles that help teachers understand the basis of inquiry lessons and investigations as well as their importance. This is a valuable resource for all educators; those that may hesitate in conducting inquiry lessons and those who live for inquiry.

Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:39 PM
5 Three Cheers for Inquiry!
Carolyn has done an amazing job collecting various resources concerning inquiry. As educators refine their ability add inquiry to their toolbox, these resources will be must-haves to learn the intricacies of this complex pedagogy.

Recent Public Collections by Kathryn

Science Sampler: Professor Color Presents... Acids, bases, and indicators
Type: Journal Article

Environmental Science

1 Resources

Science Sampler: Plastics in our environment—A jigsaw learning activity
Type: Journal Article

Experimental Design and Nature of Science

3 Resources

Resources to help us understand the nitty gritty of investigations and to what our knowledge from investigations leads.

Science Shorts: Nature of Science Is...
Type: Journal Article

Science 101: How does a scientific theory become a scientific law?
Type: Journal Article