Charissa Barnhill

I am currently teaching science in Richmond Hill, GA. I studied biology as an undergraduate, with a focus on marine science. More specifically, I studied electroreception in coral catsharks. I love to teach students about science and peak their curiosity of the world around us!



Recent Posts by Charissa

Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:41 PM in Technology in the classroom
Working at a school that is one-to-one with technology, there are many pros and cons. There are some great simualtions online that allows studens to see interations on a molecular level for instance, and this can be really benefial. However, I find that students get really bored and disinterested on always using technology. A lot of them really, really enjoy doing hands-on activites. Technology c...

Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:37 PM in Classroom Environment
From the moment they walk in your room, start to build relationships with them. Get to know them not only as students but also as individual people! They mostly want to know that you care about them, and once they know this, you will be surprised at how much they open up when in your classroom. 

Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:32 PM in Getting Students to Ask Questions
To get students to ask questions, I think you have to present them with some phenomeonon that really gets them thinking. Having a good phenomenon should naturally lead them to asking questions. I have found that when you really give them the opportunity, they can ask really good questons. Another way can be to give them more freedom when doing lab activites. They produce much better results and a...

Recent Public Collections by Charissa

Middle School Teaching / Physical Science

15 Resources

This collection contains lesson ideas as well as professional development for the middle school physical science teacher.

Type: User uploaded resource

Science Sampler: The Octet Rules-- A dating game for atoms
Type: Journal Article