Angela West

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Recent Posts by Angela

Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:55 PM in Tree Observations
Love the idea of utilizing a real tree that the student chooses to track. Students can be scientists and observe and record their findings. You can incorporate so many areas into this activity. Students can write about the tree using both a creative format and a formal format. They could make sketches and leaf rubbings of the tree and even collect samples of leaves or seeds from the tree. The s...

Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:39 PM in STEM and Fairy Tales
I took part in a STEM day during my sophomore year that incorporated the 3 little pigs into the activity. It was by far one of my most enjoyable and memorable experiences of the day. Students were give a choice between a variety of building materials such as Popsicle sticks, straws etc. and they had to design a house that could withstand the big bad wolf. They had even dressed a large fan up as...

Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:33 PM in Getting Students Interested
I see science in a completely different aspect and the only difference I see between us is how we learned the subject. You and many others on here who have no excitement about science say the same thing, I learned straight from the text book. I learned science and most other subjects in a real world setting. I love learning, I enjoy science and I can say that both of these facts are due to the ...

Recent Reviews by Angela

Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:40 AM
5 It makes sense now!
This article did a wonderful job of explaining what is meant by Three Dimensional Instruction. It makes sense that learning should mimic the real world and by using this approach a teacher can achieve that goal.

Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:23 AM
5 NGSS Misconceptions clarified
This was a very educational article! It cleared up the common misconceptions about NGSS and helped me understand what is similar to what was already in place and how the NGSS enriches, expands and creates a well rounded science classroom.

Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:19 PM
5 Misconceptions about the moon
This was a very interesting object. It clarified many misconception in an easy to reteach fashion. This pack helps to show teachers how to make the topic interesting rather than just regurgitated facts.