Newstein Chang

Science my fuel. Children, my love. Put them together, my passion: science educator.



Recent Posts by Newstein

Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:58 AM in How do you teach ecology?
Hi Ruth, One activity that was inspired from an NSTA online resource (I have attached the book chapter) to be very effective and engaging on teaching the concept of the Interdependence of Life, and more specifically food webs, is using index cards, writing names of organisms in a select ecosytems, and connecting them by a ball of yarn to symbolize relationships, or interactions within a food w...

Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:40 AM in How to Make Elementary Science Exciting
Hi Christina, Love your question. What I've been taught that makes Science Exciting is by following the 5E Model of Lesson Planning. The five E's standing for, Engagement, Exploration, Explanation, Expansion (or Elaboration, Extension), and Evaluation, introduces a foreign science concept and eases its way into the students through interactive and certainly scintillating means. The Engagement ...

Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:24 AM in Implementing STEM in my classroom
Hi Leslie, I am also an Elementary Education preservice teacher, with a double-major in Biology. Great question, as it dismantles the common association of STEM education with higher-level grades; Kindergarteners certainly can be exposed! I would certainly implement constructvist teaching by performing interactive experiments, discrepant events, and engaging demonstrations to really reinforce ...

Recent Public Collections by Newstein

Ecology: Elementary

12 Resources

Study of organisms and its interactions with other organisms in the community, and with biotic and abiotic factors.

"The Web of Life" Lesson Plan
Type: User uploaded resource

"Fish Food" Game from National Wildlife Federation
Type: User uploaded resource