Ariel Starks

Currently obtaining my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and San Diego State University. Love to hike, read, and enjoy the plentiful sand and sun San Diego has to offer. I will be done with my program in December and would love to work with primary grades or high school biology (science add on to my credential).




San Diego State University

Recent Posts by Ariel

Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:08 PM in Inquiry Based Projects
A great inquiry based lab I did with my students was dry ice. Students go to use different materials (hot plate, water at different temps, various metals, vinegar, soap, etc) to see how it would react with dry ice and draw conclusions on why. It was a lot of fun and dry ice isn't something students see every day!

Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:01 PM in
Found this online, has some interesting lesson plans. Other inquiry based lessons could be looking at a particular life cycle (frog, beetle, butterfly). Water uptake of Plants (carnations and food love th...

Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:46 PM in Unit Plan on Trees
A tree walk sounds like a great idea! While on the walk you can have students carry baggies and make collections of the different parts of trees (bark, leaves, branches, seeds/flowers/etc). You could discuss the physical properties of different parts of trees. Then you can have a fun little project where the students have poster paper and draw one of the trees they saw and then glue the differ...

Recent Public Collections by Ariel

Animal/Plant Survival

6 Resources

About animals, their adaptations, and how they survive in their environment. This is a collection of journal articles, books, and SciPaks that correlate to animal/plant survival ranging in information that can be used for students in K-6th grade.

Teaching Through Trade Books: Survival Skills
Type: Journal Article

The Early Years: Animal Adventures
Type: Journal Article