Erika Segarra

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Recent Posts by Erika

Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:39 PM in Your approach to teach about plants?
When I was teaching a Pre-School class of kids ages 4-5 I used a hands on activity to capture all of the student's attention. What I did first was read them a story of plant's life cycle then introduced the different parts of the plants. I then went over the different parts of the plant, the stem, roots, leaves, pedals, seeds and what the plant needs in order to grow. My first hands on activity wa...

Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:31 PM in Claims vs. Hypothesis vs. Predictions
I believe that the difference between a claim and hypothesis is rather great. A claim is the result stated based off of many conducted experiments. When a hypothesis is still in the experimental phase, in a hypothesis a person is making predictions before conducting an experiment.

Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:25 PM in How to Get Students to Look At the Night Sky
I always loved looking up at the night sky! However, I would always forget to do so especially during the cold winter nights! I think the best way to get your students to look up at the night sky is to assign a fun activity to be considered "homework." If you label as homework they will surely remember to do it, if you make it optional they will most likely forget! The assignment could be as simpl...