Diana Hallett

I love to hike, camp and explore nature and document these experiences through photographs. Currently, I am in San Diego State's MS teaching credential program.




San Diego State University

Recent Posts by Diana

Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:26 AM in Matter and Change
Thank you for sharing this. These are great and simple ideas for displaying the indicators of chemical change. Will definitely use these in the classroom.

Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:22 AM in Teaching Science
I agree with Krystal! I think structuring literacy lessons around science topics such as animals is a great way to incorporate science into the classroom. It is super engaging and will really get your students interested in reading to find out more. You can also bring science into literacy by selecting non-fiction texts on relevant science issues such as deforestation and pollution. This would...

Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:17 AM in Unpacking a Standard Carefully
Wow, this is a great question Matt! I am a student teacher who will be graduating in May and this is something that I have struggled with in developing science lessons as well. It does seem like their is so much involved in each standard and that makes it challenging to address all the relevant pieces in a timely manner. I would love to hear what some veteran teachers have to say about this...

Recent Public Collections by Diana

Structure and Function/Adaptation

10 Resources

NGSS Performance Expectation: 4-LS1-1. Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior and reproduction. This resource collection is comprised of sci packs, book chapters, journal articles and a science probe related to the structure and function of animals and plants as well as their adaptations. These resources provide background information for teachers on the topic as well as activities/lessons that can be implemented in the classroom with students.

Assessing Students’ Ideas About Plants
Type: Journal Article

The Early Years: Feet First
Type: Journal Article