Tommy Jerome Baxter

My primary focus is on reading and writing coupled with space exploration and the International Space Station. We will see Pluto very clearly next year for the first time when New Horizons Space Probe passes by on June 14, 2015. Jet Propulsion Laboratories and NASA.




Faribanks North Star Borough School District

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Recent Posts by Tommy Jerome

Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:41 AM in What is STEM for K-5
Considering the science and the engineering components when teaching science in the elementary grades has been an approach that is used by many. However, there has been some degree of resistance to the concept. As we move into the future, science, technology, engineering and mathematics integrated as one will be the approach that provides the necessary foundation for the students to become pre...

Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:00 AM in Breaking Bad Chemistry

Recent Reviews by Tommy Jerome

Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:14 PM
3 Flat Map Illustrates Round Planet Earth
The article was informative. However, an idea came to me regarding using the map on page 9 as a means of demonstrating the surface of the Earth by wrapping that map around the globe. The students may get a better understanding that a map is a representation of the Earth's surface.

Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:33 AM
5 Measuring Up
This article is interesting in regards to the Science by Inquiry approach. However, this could easily formatted into the 5Es style of teaching both science and mathematics. A student could make a prediction regarding arm length, measure the actual length of their arm and compare the prediction with the actual measured length. This article has prompted me to reflect on the graphing arena. This is simply another interesting means for students to collect data and extend that data to real world connections. The article discusses prediction and problem solving. I thought the article was interesting, and it simply provoked thought that led to more applicable ideas regarding data collection and graphing.

Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:16 AM
5 Science Through Trade Books
The search for books that take students into the fundamental world of science has been a challenge with so many to choose from. However, Teaching Science Through Trade Books has assisted the search. I am looking forward to supplementing many science lessons with ideas that have emerged with this resource.

Recent Public Collections by Tommy Jerome

LIfe Sciences

1 Resources

The resources placed in this folder will be used to add substance (rigor) and ideas to my current lessons.

Cell Structure and Function: Cells – The Basis of Life
Type: Science Object

Personal and Social Issues

1 Resources

Social Studies such as issues of the human race (e.g., history of America (placed-based ed.((cultural))).

Implementing Japanese Lesson Study in a Higher Education Context
Type: Journal Article

Science as Inquiry

2 Resources

This collection will hold the resources necessary for the massive lab units that we will be working on creating.

Editor's Note: Building Language for Science Literacy
Type: Journal Article

Measuring Up: A Simple Lesson That Engages Students in Scientific Practices and Mathematics
Type: Journal Article