Olivia Meincke

My name is Olivia and I am studying to be an elementary school teacher with an emphasis in science. I love digging into information about the planets, the human body, forces against nature and more.




University of Northern Iowa

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Recent Posts by Olivia

Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:27 AM in Teaching Science to Kindergarten in a Short Time Frame
Multiple opportunities here for ideas on teaching science to young students. As a student preparing to be a teacher and not knowing what age i'll be teaching in the future, being prepared for all grades is the best. I think i'm lacking in the young students area of science so this is a great post that can help me with ideas.

Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:53 AM in Teaching Earth Science for the first time
This is so creative. Great intro activity!

Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:02 PM in Gardening at school with young children
When I was in school we were able to grow out own little plants in tiny pots and it was one of my greatest memories of elementary. I think making a garden for your preschoolers would be such a good experience. Even if you can't make a large one, a small indoor garden or classroom plant would be a nice. As the winter approaches the changing plants could be a good lesson so I say start your garden n...

Recent Public Collections by Olivia


2 Resources

The Early Years: First Explorations in Flower Anatomy
Type: Journal Article

Elementary Anatomy
Type: Journal Article

Elementary SciEd

4 Resources

Science Shorts: Exploring Insect Vision
Type: Journal Article

Will It Float?
Type: Journal Article