Kelly Amendola

I'm an 8th grade science teacher in the Bronx




East Fordham Academy for the Arts

Recent Posts by Kelly

Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:02 PM in Science in the News
I'm teaching DNA and I saw an article that I thought about using in the classroom. It was about bigfoot and how the scientists used DNA to determine if big foot was actually real. I don't know where I found the article though. The one class really enjoyed it.

Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:57 PM in Facebook Page Project on Scientists
It's a great idea and project! One teacher used it last year and the students had a ball with it. I think she also added an extension where the students could leave comments on the scientists "page"

Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:16 PM in Lab Rubrics - Formative Assessments
In my class I just incorporated peer and self evaluations I still go through and grade all the labs but the kids are honest about their grades which is nice. They tell me what they think their partner should work on and what they need to work on.

Recent Reviews by Kelly

Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:00 PM
5 Good!
Really helpful article on how to incoprporate Claim, Evidence, reasoning and conclusion into the science classroom. Will be doing this next year in my classroom, helpful!

Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:05 PM
5 Thanks
I needed help better understanding group roles and how to differentiate my instruction. The figures on here were really helpful and now will be posted in my classroom!

Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:11 PM
5 Good
Considering I am very new at curriculum mapping this helped me better understand the importance and to find a way to adjust the current curriculum at the school

Recent Public Collections by Kelly

Space SciPacks

3 Resources

Earth, Sun, and Moon
Type: SciPack

The Solar System
Type: SciPack

Space & Earth

4 Resources

I put these together so that I can go through the resources with ease.

Earth, Sun, and Moon: General Characteristics of Earth
Type: Science Object

Earth, Sun, and Moon: Our Moving Earth
Type: Science Object