Lauren Person

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Recent Posts by Lauren

Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:41 AM in Keeping Engagement!
Hi Marissa, I agree that one way you can go about this is providing students with a graphic organizer including pictures. Before going on the nature walk, I would review or have a teachable moment where they learn converse about characteristics living and non-living things have. You could also find an age appropriate video explaining living and non-living things. This can be student led, but t...

Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:31 AM in Implementing STEM in my classroom
Hi! I am also studying to become a teacher and have spent a lot of time looking into our regents center for early childhood. A great way to integrate STEM is through a water wall. This is where you have cups with a hole in a different location per each cup and the goal of the students is to figure out where to place each cup so that there is a constant stream of water. This allows for students...

Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:32 PM in Science For Early Childhood
Amanda, I am in this same course and have the greatest resources through the university and I would love to pass some of these ideas on. We have an Early Childhood Center in our education building and in this center are various resources and items that can be thought of as toys, but instill critical thinking about science concepts. Some examples are ramps and pathways, water pathways with cups...