Kaya Edwards

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Recent Posts by Kaya

Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:02 PM in The Rock Cycle
Hello! I'm a student at the University of Northern Iowa and I acutally participated in my Level 3 field experience in a 6th grade science class that was studying the rock cycle! Their class periods were only about 30 minutes long so I understand the difficulty of integrating meaningful experiences on a time crunch. When I taught, I conducted an experiment where the students put small granite rock...

Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:43 PM in Integrating Science and Physical Education
Hello! I'm Kayla, a pre-service teacher/student at the University of Northern Iowa. I personally think that with the right creative activities or experiments, any subject can be integrated into science lessons! Movement should be integrated into student's days no matter where the teacher decides to imput it. In Engineering, students could create games or objects that move, requiring students to m...

Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:47 PM in Elementary Science Resources
Hello! I'm Kayla and I too am a pre-service teacher. I am currently in a Science Methods course so I've been learning a lot about different resources and ways to teach science. One website that we use in my class a lot is nextgenscience.org. This website has the science standards, the three dimensions, a resource library and much more that can be helpful with creating lesson plans! I also just ta...





Recent Reviews by Kaya


Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:22 PM
5 Perspectives: Resource Review
I loved this article because I love asking questions! I am a firm believer of purposeful questions in the classroom. Like this article states, open ended questions help students to facilitate with discussions during science talks and provide all students with participation in inquiry. As the teacher, the answers to these questions serve as wonderful formative assessments. When asking questions, think about the content through the student's perspective and be creative!


Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:14 PM
5 A Walk in the Woods Resource Review
This article provides great ideas to use with students and relevant content that can be taught while in nature! My favorite teaching strategy utilized in this article was the connection the educator made towards the "Big Ideas" found in nature. These allow the students to make focused predictions and enjoy the freedom in learning about nature. Also, this field trip required authentic inquiry. While exploring, the students also represented and engaged science talks about nature and the observations they made about the natural world!