Gustavo Sanabria

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Recent Posts by Gustavo

Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:36 AM in Paperless in the Chemistry Classroom
Hello Cristin, Now that some months have passed I am wondering what was the biggest challenge for you going paperless? Did it work better than you thought? I like the initiative you are taking because as science educators we should be doing the most to save trees and prevent using stacks of paper that can feasibly be replaced. Hope to hear on how your endeavour went! -Gustavo

Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:27 AM in Using Science to Solve Community Problems
Hello Brooke, One real community issue that I have seen addressed in science classes has been tackling poor health and diet practices. I have seen lessons where the teacher explains what calories are, what obesity is, what foods to avoid and which are recommended etc... Many seem to forget that eating is intrinsically scientfic as it revolves around the consumption of energy, provides nutrient...

Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:11 AM in Safety Rules in the Classroom
Hi Nicole, You are spot on safety is our number #1 concern when in the classroom. I feel that teachers must also remember to properly explain what to do in the event that an accident does happen such as a spill, leak, or any other potentially hazardous situation. An example would be to show the students how to properly use the eye wash station and not just telling them about it in conversation...

Recent Reviews by Gustavo

Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:51 PM
5 Great Photosynthesis Resources
I thought this was a nicely planned and thorough resource that was packed with tons of information. I found the experiments to be very fun as well as engaging. I liked how many of these experiments can be easily recreated at home to further test and learn about the process. The photosynthesis song seemed to be a nice addition as it has educational lyrics that can help address the auditory learners in the classroom. All these experiments allowed for these students to literally see what changes occurred (or did not) so they definitely helped in proving the point of the lesson.

Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:51 AM
5 Fantastic Experiment
This was very helpful as it described in detail how to create a pizza box solar cooker. I feel that it is something that can work in nearly all science classes as kids love pizza and finding a way to integrate it into education makes them more interested in the topic. I like this activity as it is very hands on and all students can be involved, rather it be pre planning for how to construct the oven, cutting out materials or measuring dimensions. One suggestion I would make is to leave enough time in class one day to go over what modifications they would make to their apparatus, if at all.

Recent Public Collections by Gustavo

Solar Energy Lesson Plan Resources- Gustavo

9 Resources

These resources will be helpful in creating 2 week unit plan on solar energy. They cover its role in the natural world as well as its role as a renewable resource.

Science 101: How do plants make their own food?
Type: Journal Article

A Solar Energy Cycle
Type: Journal Article