Melissa Alvarado

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Recent Posts by Melissa

Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:21 PM in Tips and Tricks
Hello Cory! I am actually going to be student teaching soon as well. I think I am just as nervous, however when I read this post I thought of something that I am looking forward to implementing either when I'm student teaching if it's possible or when I have my own classroom in the near future. I think it's a great idea to take some time at the beginning of the school year to do an inventory an...

Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:11 PM in Science Websites for Students
Hello! How often does the fee have to be paid? Also, how would you feel about using the simulations with elementary aged students? Do you think it could work, or at least for fifth graders? Thank you in advance !

Recent Reviews by Melissa

Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:41 PM
4 Very diverse collection on force and motion!
What I enjoyed the most about this collection on force and motion is that in the description it states that it is tailored for children, and as I scrolled and looked through the resources in the collection I realized that it really is. One of the resources, the chapter on Acceleration, is full of activities that are meant for children. Through the activities in this resource, children can learn about the laws of force and motion in a fun and engaging way. Something else I liked about this collection is that the resources are diverse. The collection includes a book chapter, articles, and SciPacks. This collection could definitely be used in the classroom because "force and motion" is a topic that can be complicated for teacher's to teach to their students, but these resources can be used in order to come up with great inquiry, and fun, lessons.

Recent Public Collections by Melissa

What's In An Atom?

8 Resources

In this collection, I have gathered resources that can help you in the elementary school classroom, especially in the fifth grade, when you are teaching your students about the basic building block of matter: atoms. The main purpose of the resources in this collection is to help students understand the function and the difference between the four main components of an atom, which are the nucleus, the protons, the electrons, and the neutrons.

Mighty Molecule Models
Type: Journal Article

Atomic Structure
Type: SciPack