Amanda Luis



Recent Posts by Amanda

Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:09 AM in Teaching Lab Safety to Students
Hi Lizzy! I think a fun interactive way would be to ask students what they believe are some safety rules that should be followed. Students could be placed in groups of 4 and brainstorm ideas, then select one student to voice all of their ideas. This way you can gauge students knowledge of the rules and they're involved in an activity rather than having someone list all the rules to them. 

Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:02 AM in Assigning Homework
The most common thing I've seen with students is packets of homework given out either Friday for the following week or on Monday. While packets are the most convenient way to assignment homework, many students get use to the repition of the assignments and are simply just filling out the worksheets rather than actually learning the material. I believe that homework should be completed in the clas...

Recent Reviews by Amanda

Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:52 AM
5 Collection Review
This collection is a great resource for teaching students about the rock cycle. This collection not only focuses on the rock cycle but also on the various types of rocks and their formation. The articles in this collection also include lessons due with students that can be incorporated when trying to come up with your own lesson plan. Overall, this collection does a good job of looking at rocks as a whole rather than just one specific topic. The articles and book chapters chosen are a great way to get students thinking and also gain helpful tips for teachers.

Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:33 AM
This collection is a great resource for teaching students about extinction. While the collection focuses mostly on aquatic extinction, this would be a great for a lesson that looks at extinction around the world in different habitats. It included 7 resources that cover a variety of things from conservation to global warming and of course coral reefs. Each resource covered a different species rather than focuses on just one. Some of the species covered include but not limited to; polar bears, salmon, and sea turtles! Some of the resources even included activities to complete with your own students. Overall, this collection is very broad but still focuses on aquatic extinction and what can be done to try and save those in desperate need. This would be a great resource for teachers to look at when planning future lessons on this topic.

Recent Public Collections by Amanda

Necessities of Camoflauge

7 Resources

This collection will help in my overall concept of animals needing camouflage in their environment for protection. It also includes resources to aid in my concept flow.

Animals in Disguise
Type: Journal Article

Science Shorts: Making a Case for Camouflage
Type: Journal Article