Julius Dease

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Recent Posts by Julius

Sun May 11, 2014 4:09 PM in Literacy In Science (K-5)
This is a very good topic, as I am a future middle school science teacher and have been concerned with literacy in science. Because I also tutor ACT prep, one thing I notice is that many students struggle to understand what they are reading because of way in which passages are written. I'd love to see more people follow up on improving literacy in science so that students can express themselves sc...

Sun May 11, 2014 3:50 PM in looking for a Stem lesson that incorporates Probability.
I created a lesson on designing a cost-effective Lego building. That was only a lesson but it could definitely be expanded into an engineering unit with the incorporation of social studies and the history of building structures such as the arches of ancient Rome, the Colloseum, etc. Throwing in the probability of a building having a certain height could be thrown into the mix as well.

Sun May 11, 2014 3:41 PM in Kepler Discovers First Earth-Size Planet In The 'Habitable Zone' of Another Star
This discovery would be a great introduction a numerous types of lessons comparing the way things are on Earth to the way things could be on this newly discovered planet. It lends itself to a vast amount of imagination as well as science, which I think is a valuable component in engaging young students.

Recent Public Collections by Julius

Julius Dease's Middle School Science Collections

20 Resources

This is a collection of resources designed to aid in the understanding and future teaching of science subject matter.

Helping Graduate Teaching Assistants Lead Discussions with Undergraduate Students: A Few Simple Teaching Strategies
Type: Journal Article

The Early Years: The Matter of Melting
Type: Journal Article