Jennifer Clark

I am a student teacher working on getting my credential in elementary education. I am excited about where the field is going and the differences in changing how we teach science.


Otay Elementary School

Recent Posts by Jennifer

Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:09 PM in Science Websites for Students
This is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing this resource. I bookmarked this and already see some websites I can bring into my classroom. 

Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:03 PM in What Children's Books Do You Use in Science Istruction?
I just used the Dr. Suess "Oh Say Can You Seed?" book for my kindergarten science unit on the needs of plants and plant parts. It was very useful because I could integrate my Reading Language Arts standard of rhyming into it.  If you go to Pinterest you can type in the subject of your NGSS standard and it will usually bring up books that are great for these lessons. Also using Appendix B from t...

Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:55 PM in New teacher without text do you create lessons without a book?
I do not have a text book in my grade either. However, I do use the NGSS standards as a guide to tell me what I need to teach. There are lots of resources of lessons that are based on science standards. I use the website which follow the NGSS standards. Once I find a good lesson to cover my unit I search Pinterest for alternate resources and worksheets to use.  It is unfortunat...

Recent Public Collections by Jennifer

Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

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K-LS1-1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures Students who demonstrate understanding can: K-LS1-1. Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive. [Clarification Statement: Examples of patterns could include that animals need to take in food but plants do not; the different kinds of food needed by different types of animals; the requirement of plants to have light; and, that all living things need water.] and Processes Archive: Monarch Butterflies - The life cycle of monarch butterflies from larvae to butterfly. Teaching Through Trade: Life Cycles - Explains that butterflies grow in a cycle and suggests the book Waiting for Wings. Editor's Note: Life Cycles - How the body changes with a primary focus on how students change in a school year. Formative Assessment Probes: Does It Have a Life Cycle? - Doing a pre-assessment of what they know about life cycles by asking them to circle the things in the list that have

Teaching through Trade: Life-Cycle Science
Type: Journal Article

Formative Assessment Probes: Does It Have a Life Cycle?
Type: Journal Article