Nohelani Kunishige

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Recent Posts by Nohelani

Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:01 PM in Figuring Out How Big Space Is
Hey Veronica! Wow! You really did get carried away with the calculations! Thank you for doing all of that. I am actually in the process of trying to teach my students about space, since we were talking about the rover landing on Mars. When I was going through the scipack, I was also getting a bit confused and lost, because I personally don't know how bg space really is. This must be really f...

Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:28 AM in Gravity
Hi! I also teach fourth grade and I am doing the scipack for gravity. This is my first year teaching fourth grade, so I haven't really tried this experiment yet. But I am a huge fan of BrainPop. It's an online program that focuses on all subject areas in a kid friendly way. You do need to subscribe to it, but you can also sign up for the free trial. I hope this is something you were looking ...

Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:26 PM in How to Teach Physics Very Inexpensively and Very Effectively
Thank you so much for sharing this information. This is my first year that I am going to attempt to teach anything related to physics. So this is a great resources for me to look at and adjust it to meet the needs of my fourth graders. I was able to go through parts of the books and I love that it doesn't take a lot of money to do all of this. It's really helpful, especially when every teacher...

Recent Reviews by Nohelani

Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:33 AM
4 Rocks
This was a great resource for teachers to use if they are implementing lessons on rocks. This sciguide is comprised of three sections: formation of rocks, history of rocks, and soil. So it’s really good to see lessons and websites that can link you from the very beginning of how rocks were formed to what we use the rocks for. I was really interested in the rock cycle links because this relates to a standard that students in third grade need to know. Luckily for our school, our reading program focuses on a story about rocks. So before reading this story, I can use these links to frontload the students. Although these links are a little more advanced for my students to understand, the graphics that the links use are very helpful in allowing me to scaffold. This sciguide was very helpful and definitely a resource that I would share with my coworkers.

Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:25 AM
4 Earth and Sky: Grades K-4
I felt that this sciguide was very useful for helping me think of how to implement lessons on the solar system into my classroom. One of the standards that I have is to teach the solar system and how the moon changes in the sky. This sciguide has different links to websites that shows you creative hands on activities for children. We have science programs that we can follow, but this sciguide offers more interactive websites that I can incorporate technology with and great projects that the students can focus on. The link that I liked the most was the Starchild: The Solar System. This link was kid friendly and it broke down the Solar System to make it easier for the students to observe each planet separately. One problem that I found was that some of the links didn’t work, limiting what the sciguide had to offer. As I was reading some of the descriptions to the links, I was excited to learn more about it, but I kept getting messages saying that there was an error and the webpage could not be found. So that was a little disappointing. Overall, I really do enjoy looking at the sciguides to give me different ideas on how I can use what I see from the sciguide and revise it to fit the needs of the standards and my class.