Mariana Lara

I am interested in helping children learn and my goal is to become a good teacher. I specialized in literacy so science isn't exactly my favorite subject.


San Diego State University

Recent Posts by Mariana

Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:58 PM in How do you take science home?
You could do a learning segment on phases of the moon and have students record their observations every night then discuss them in class the next day. Theres also an activity you can do with a ball and a lamp to demonstrate the phases to the class.

Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:54 PM in All dry on water ideas!
If you're talking about the water cycle there's a kicky little song to help them remember.

Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:53 PM in Low Level Chemistry Classes
Try hands on activities, like experiments, to get them involved!

Recent Public Collections by Mariana

Science CAT

5 Resources

My resource collection was based around my science CAT. It includes content based resources as well as teaching tips, etc. Archive: NGSS Core Ideas: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics, February 11, 2014 : I choose this resource because it is current. This webinar was just done in February. It is also aligned to the common core and will help with my CAT. -Flow of Matter and Energy in Ecosystems:This will not only help me brush up on the content I need to know in order to teach this to my students but I can also complete this scipack for the professional development assignment. Flow of Matter and Energy in Ecosystems: Does Matter Matter?:Like the scipack, this object will help me gain fundamental knowledge of the topic I will be teaching my students in the CAT. Implementation of the Framework Using the Topic “The Flow of Matter and Energy in Ecosystems”: Although my science CAT won't be exactly the same because this isn't exactly aligned with the NGSS standards it will give

Tried and True: Investigating ecosystems in a biobottle
Type: Journal Article

Flow of Matter and Energy in Ecosystems
Type: SciPack