Rachael Niehus

My name Rachael Niehus and I am currently a senior at the University of Northern Iowa. I am an Elementary Education Major with a minor in Literacy and an endorsement in K-8 Reading. I enjoy hiking, painting, and spending time with my family and friends. Through this membership and learning center I hope to learn and gain more scientific knowledge and content that I will later be able to use to help me teach science.




The University of Northern Iowa

Recent Posts by Rachael

Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:11 PM in Science Integrated Lessons
I love integrating science into reading.  Science related books are fun for kids to read and are a great way to integrate two subject areas!

Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:08 PM in Water Unit Ideas?
Here is a great water filtration and earth day lesson I found online! This lesson helps students to design a basic filtration system and may be a great way to get them engaged while also giving them ideas for their final filtration product. http://www.earthday.org/wp-content/uploads/5-8-Lesson-Plan1.pdf

Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:04 PM in New Teacher
Hi and congratulations on your upcoming graduation! I am currently getting ready for student teaching and am currently learning about using a 5E lesson format when creating science lesson. The 5E lesson plan gets students engaged and makes for a great way to organize each part of your lesson. I would also recommend starting each science lesson off with a phenomenon. Starting your lesson with a ph...