Amber Swander

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Recent Posts by Amber

Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:54 PM in Getting girls involved in Science
I think girls sometimes don't feel as interested in science because they don't make connections on how it applies to their lives. I think it is important for girls to make real-life connections to things. I also think it is important to have hands on activities that are fun and relevant to their lives. Students are going to remember doing that fun activity than sitting through lectures all the tim...

Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:39 PM in Moon Phases
I love that the students are able to look at this from different angles and can move it around! This is what I have used before to teach about the phases of the moon! https://sciencebob.com/oreo-cookie-moon-phases/

Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:20 PM in Planning a Family STEM Event this spring?
We have several stem days at the college that I am attending for the local students in the area. This gave great resources and information to incorporate! Thank you for sharing! I attached a website that gives great ideas for STEM activities with students. https://www.pltw.org/news/items/201506-20-super-cool-summer-stem-activities





Recent Reviews by Amber


Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:11 AM
3 The Solar System
This SciPack is filled with in-depth information about the Solar System. This would be a great resource when you are learning about the characteristics of the different planets. The information is up to date on the different theories and technology used to understand the solar system. I thought the test at the end of the SciPack was extremely difficult.


Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:01 AM
4 Interdependence of Life: Organisms and Their Envi
I enjoyed going through this Science Object about Organisms and their Environment. The layout was extremely easy to understand and I loved the activities that went along with the information. I learned new information and I was able take concepts that I had previously gained to apply in this science object.