Nina Stiell

I have been teaching fifth grade for 5 years and 1 year in 3rd grade. I have a wonderful husband and 2 dogs. I don't have any children but I want ten..... Just joking one will be plenty. It was definitely meant for me to be a teacher because I love what I do everyday and I look forward to the next day.




Mobile County Public School System

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Recent Posts by Nina

Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:42 AM in STEM in an Elementary Classroom
Mystery science is amazing.  STEMscopes is a great textbook for STEM related activities.  You can pull some reading material on a concept with ed helper and teach the reading standards.  Then create a science project integrating that concept where the students are designing something to fix a problem.  Once their designs are finish, let them present their designs and graph some data from all the d...

Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:16 PM in STEM ideas for fourth graders
You can include paper towel rolls, index cards, yard, straws, and etc. It really just depends on what the students want to use or what you limit them to use. Let them come up with some materials for engineering their designs. Good luck and have fun,

Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:32 PM in STEM as a "special"??
Hello, My name is Nina Stiell and I have taught both elementary age and middle school.  It is possible but you definitely need to keep in mind the organization of their projects and time management.  The students might need to keep a  journal of some kind to help them keep up with what they have already due and what needs to be due the next class meeting.  I would start with short STEM projec...

Recent Reviews by Nina

Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:23 AM
5 Robotics
this is amazing. I love the robotic arm (Canada Arm--Kibo)

Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:20 AM
5 Rovers
This will be great to show my students. This can be used when teaching about the sat pods that will be released during 2019 into deep space to study it. Also, NASA has several activities with the same unfurling method used with the sat pods.

Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:05 AM
5 giant sequoia tree
The probes with help me assess. Their is also a mystery science lesson that goes right alone with this probe.

Recent Public Collections by Nina

Additional Resources for EMTA Day 3 Activities

4 Resources

These lessons are for 5th grade but they can be alter to benefit 3rd and 4th.

Type: User uploaded resource

Type: User uploaded resource

Additional Resources for EMTA Day 3 Activities

These lessons are for 5th grade but they can be alter to benefit 3rd and 4th.

Pond Life Magnified
Type: Journal Article

Astrobiology: Explorations in Earth and Life Science
Type: Journal Article