Rachel Pettross

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Recent Reviews by Rachel


Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:36 PM
5 A "Rocking" Resource
I found this SciPack to be an excellent resource with in-depth descriptions of rocks. Some of the main topics include: the different types of rocks, the process of the rock cycle, how and where rocks are formed, how rocks can be used to determine age, the transfer of matter and energy, and much more. I felt that the short quizzes spaced throughout the unit were reflective of the material covered, reinforced the essential concepts, and prepared me for the cumulative assessment at the end of the course. One of my favorite aspects of this SciPack was the interactive pictures and virtual manipulatives that demonstrated the material in a visual manner. I really valued the connection made at the end of the SciPack from the content covered to standards and benchmarks that teachers are expected to cover in the classroom; I felt that this helped me to see the progression of material throughout the grades.






Recent Public Collections by Rachel


Discrepant Events

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The Pressure’s On
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Disequilibrium: Teaching Discrepant Events With the 5E Instructional Model
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Animal Adaptations

6 Resources

Learning how to explore the exciting world of animals and how they adapt to their surroundings over time.



The Polar Insulation Investigation
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The Early Years: Animal Adventures
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Five Good Reasons to Use Science Notebooks
Type: Journal Article
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T'was the Start of Science Notebooking
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