Melanie Cabrera

Future Educator.




Florida International University

Recent Posts by Melanie

Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:16 PM in Icebreaker activities
A fun ice breaker activity that you could use for a science class can be a guessing game. Where you ask students some questions and based on what they think, they separate into groups and discuss with those group members why they chose that answer. I have seen this work many times in elementary classes for other subjects, I would think it would go great in a science class when starting off the sc...

Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:12 PM in Science Notebooks
Hi! I am currently using interactive science journals. If done correctly, this is a great way to keep students engaged and organized during the school year. I believe they can be very beneficial because you can do labs, have them reflect, and questions based on their interactive journals. The journals can be separated into sections based on classwork, questions, and labs, or they can be used a...

Hi Lory, I have seen many teachers struggle with this as well. I think using science as an integrated subject when teaching reading, english and math can be an excellent way to incorporate science in students education. Science is becoming more and more important in our lives everyday and it is important for students to be aware and learn about everyday, not just once a week. Earth and Space sc...

Recent Reviews by Melanie

Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:35 PM
5 Awesome!
This is a great collection for the states of matter. The articles are very engaging and detailed! I think the article, “Describing matter” is a great example of an inquiry lesson for the students because it helps the students physically distinguish between the three states of matter based on what they collect. I can’t wait to see what you do for the students!

Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:16 PM
5 Review on Library
I really enjoyed reading through these articles. I feel like they can really help with our inquiry lesson and the information is very useful for the topic. I love the article, "Desert Survivors" because it gives actual examples of the animals and the game show style lesson that was used for this article was an interactive and engaging way to communicate with the students. The journal articles collected were very detailed and interesting.

Recent Public Collections by Melanie

Food Chain

7 Resources

Students conceptions of the food chain.

Teaching Through Trade Books: Figuring Out Food Chains
Type: Journal Article

Go With the Flow
Type: Journal Article

Teaching Through Trade Books: Science From the Heart
Type: Journal Article

Fat Finders
Type: Journal Article