Meghan Clemons

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Recent Reviews by Meghan


Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:28 PM
5 Great Article for Science Teachers!
I feel that this is a great article explaining a readers’ theater using a well-known children’s book to link relevant environmental concerns to the story. It is a problem-based style of learning and also incorporates reading into the learning as well. This is important in that it may draw in more student interest due to the nature of the readers’ theater at the beginning. Also, giving the students a plan of action keeps them engaged throughout the learning and encourages them to solve a real-world problem. I assume that this would be a highly engaging lesson and would probably take up more than one day in the classroom. I also liked the student examples that are included throughout the article including some of the student responses that can be expected during the activity. This is a great article and could be replicated during the normal class time or even at an after-school weekly meeting such as 21st century after-school program.


Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:01 PM
5 Great Read for Science Teachers!
I feel that this is a great article explaining how a teacher took the engineering standards out of the new Next Generation Science Standards and applied them in a week-long day camp with first and second graders. She gives the different activities that she worked on with the students and how it aligned to the 5E model of teaching. She did not give specific lesson plans within the article, which for this particular publication, I feel was appropriate. She did however give enough information that a science teacher could more than likely replicate a similar type of engineering experiment with his/her classroom. She also included the students’ reactions to each experiment and also included the type of assessments used for each specific activity. It seems as though the students both had a great time and also learned an important part of science, which is the definitions of both engineers and technology. However, she did not stop with the students learning the definitions of these two words. Instead, the students explored what it would actually be like to work as an engineer and to find different technology to solve problems. This was a great article and was full of information that could be used within the regular classroom, not just within a camp type setting.






Recent Public Collections by Meghan


Life Cycles

8 Resources

A collection of learning about life cycles.



It's a Frog's Life
Type: Journal Article
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Formative Assessment Probes: Does It Have a Life Cycle?
Type: Journal Article
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