Samantha Brent

I am an elementary education major, hoping to teach 2nd or 3rd grade. I have three daughters. I love spending time with my family and friends. I love music, food, and being outdoors. My hobby is running, though I rarely have free time for anything lately!



Recent Reviews by Samantha

Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:58 PM
5 Bring on the Fizz
I like this article and the lesson plan that it provided. It's a standard elementary school chemistry lesson in which baking soda is combined with vinegar. It demonstrates a chemical reaction and gives the students a sensory experience. They can see, hear, and even smell it. Great for young scientists.

Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:50 PM
5 Jars Full of Life
This article provides a lesson plan in which students create a mini ecosystem in a jar and observe it inside the classroom. I think this is such a cool idea and something that I could definitely see myself using in a classroom. I think kids would be excited about an activity like this.

Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:39 PM
4 Where Did Pluto Go?
This article explains how Pluto got demoted to "dwarf planet" recently. Pluto was re-classified based on its relation to other similar celestial objects nearby. The article talks about the importance of classification in science in a way that would be understandable to elementary students. I give it 4 stars.

Recent Public Collections by Samantha


5 Resources

There Go Those Kids In Nature
Type: Journal Article

Teaching for Conceptual Understanding
Type: Journal Article


3 Resources

Earth, Sun, and Moon
Type: SciPack

Solar System: The Earth in Space
Type: Science Object

Earth Science

1 Resources

Resources and Human Impact: Earth as a System
Type: Science Object