Natalie Van Amstel

I teach art, have two children (ages 8 and 10) and lead both of their scout groups (Girl Scout Junior troop, Cub Scout Wolf den). I am currently in my last year of the Elementary Education/ Special Needs Intervention bachelor's program through Purdue Calumet. I like to incorporate STEM into my Scout troops, and art into all aspects of my life. I plan to get my doctorate in child psychology and enjoy working with children with emotional and behavioral disorders.


Purdue Calumet- Elementary Education

Recent Posts by Natalie

Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:21 PM in Tips for utilizing NSTA and other online tools efficiently as a new teacher?
Thank you!

Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:20 PM in hands on simulations providing STEM- Challenger center
I agree! I also think it will make the "job" (Space weather consultant, doctor, etc.) feel even more real to them after going through this process.

Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:39 AM in Science in the first grade classroom
I thought that this gross motor activity would be great for younger kids to kinesthetically learn the moon phases:

Recent Public Collections by Natalie

Earth, Sun, and Moon

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External Resource: Moon Observations
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External Resource: Phases of the Moon
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