Glory Scollon

Location

FL

Recent Posts by Glory

Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:07 PM in Implementing STEM in my classroom
Hi Leslie, I am also studying to be an Elementary School teacher! I think that with Kindergarten the two major aspects of STEM that can be easily implemented would be both technology, and engineering. Engineering can be incorporated into many activities at that level due to their natural desire to build and create things. Having them think about how things work, and why we use certain things to ...

Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:38 PM in How to encourage inquiry based learning
Promoting inquiry-based learning can be tricky! It helps if you think about inquiry as "teaching students how to learn" instead of just teaching students "what to learn". You are simply a guide, your job is to spark the curiosity in each of your students and get them excited to make discoveries for themselves. Science is the easiest subject to incorporate inquiry due to the Nature of Science, and...

Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:24 PM in Learning About Fossils
http://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-for-kids/homemade-fossils/ Katherine, heres a quick and easy fossil recipe! The students can go outside and find objects like twigs or leaves to fossilize. And if you just wanted to do a quick version, I'm sure playdoh would work just as well. Good Luck!





Recent Reviews by Glory


Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:58 PM
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This collection is by far my favorite. I think introducing students to plants by allowing them to have their own garden is a great way to get them engaged. The article "Creating a Schoolyard Mini-Garden" can be used as a guide on how to get a garden started, while the other articles in the collection demonstrate multiple concepts that can be taught using the garden and plants as a tool. Anything that allows the students to get out of the classroom, and take their learning into real world situations it is far more likely to excite students and make them happy to learn


Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:10 AM
0 Parts of a Plant Review
This collection is by far my favorite. I think introducing students to plants by allowing them to have their own garden is a great way to get them engaged. The article "Creating a Schoolyard Mini-Garden" can be used as a guide on how to get a garden started, while the other articles in the collection demonstrate multiple concepts that can be taught using the garden and plants as a tool. Anything that allows the students to get out of the classroom, and take their learning into real world situations it is far more likely to excite students and make them happy to learn.


Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:03 PM
5 Food Chain Collection Review
London, I really enjoyed reading through the articles in your Collection on the food chain. Each artifact that you selected had very valuable information and was all very well organized to ensure you could implement each resource in an inquiry lesson. The artifact “Engaging Students with Dynamic Models” describes perfectly an engaging activity that can be done when introducing the food chain as a concept. Using Jenga in order to engage the students is something that I would have never thought of, and would now consider! Playing a game in order to introduce a concept is far better than just showing a video on the food chain. I also loved how you chose an article that focused specifically on teaching students about their locally produced foods. That is a great way to really have the students explore their local community, while having them use their background knowledge on food in general. The goal of all good teachers is to ensure that the students you are teaching are engaged and excited about what they’re learning. This being said I thought that incorporating the NSTA’s I Wonder Why series was a great idea. The “What does an Animal Eat?: I Wonder Why” has illustrations and detailed explanations that will without a doubt make any student interested in learning more about animals and their diet! Overall, the entire collection has everything you would need in order to write a fantastic lesson on the food chain! Great work!






Recent Public Collections by Glory


The Moon

5 Resources



The Moon’s Phases and the Self Shadow
Type: Journal Article
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Earth, Sun, and Moon: Motion of the Moon
Type: Science Object
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FA 2

5 Resources



Solar System: The Earth in Space
Type: Science Object
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Solar System: Asteroids, Comets, and Meteorites
Type: Science Object
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