Karen Peters

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Recent Posts by Karen

Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:39 PM in Producers as Prey?
During my Interdependence of Life SciPack study, one of the lessons stated plants are considered prey and therefore herbivores would be predators.  I find this odd. I have only attributed prey to animals that eat other animals. I teach 5th graders. Should I change the way I present this content? Additionally, the scipack covered the pedagogical implications of teaching life science to various g...

Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:28 PM in Fossils
Since we don't have access to a Fossil Museum, how can I get a visitor to come to my students and present to them?





Recent Reviews by Karen


Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:35 PM
4 Interdependence of Life
Overall, this scipack was very thorough and beneficial to me. I felt that I increased my knowledge and understanding as a result of studying the scipack. There were several, perhaps 60% or more, interactive links and videos that didn't work for me. I was worried that I was missing a component that was necessary to complete the quizzes. Perhaps the links could open another tab to the activity instead of open a small window within the lesson itself. Of course, another drawback to these links not opening is that I can't use them with my students if they were relevant to my lessons. The only other criticism was the last portion of the scipack about pedagogical implications. The material was redundant from grade level to grade level. I would rather see the differences only between student misconceptions between grades rather than repeating the same content covered from K - 12 plus extra as the grade levels increase.


Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:33 PM
4 Interdependence of Life
Overall, this scipack was very thorough and beneficial to me. I felt that I increased my knowledge and understanding as a result of studying the scipack. There were several, perhaps 60% or more, interactive links and videos that didn't work for me. I was worried that I was missing a component that was necessary to complete the quizzes. Perhaps the links could open another tab to the activity instead of open a small window within the lesson itself. Of course, another drawback to these links not opening is that I can't use them with my students if they were relevant to my lessons. The only other criticism was the last portion of the scipack about pedagogical implications. The material was redundant from grade level to grade level. I would rather see the differences only between student misconceptions between grades rather than repeating the same content covered from K - 12 plus extra as the grade levels increase.






Recent Public Collections by Karen


Discrepant Events

8 Resources

Resources to support teaching with discrepant events.



Teaching Teachers: Using Effective Demonstrations for Motivation
Type: Journal Article
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The “Magic” String
Type: Journal Article
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Fossil unit

4 Resources



Dig Into Fossils!
Type: Journal Article
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How Do Fossils Form?
Type: Book Chapter
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