Heather Powell

I am a junior at UMBC. I am working towards my Bachelors in Psychology but also completing my Elementary Teacher Certificate.





Recent Posts by Heather

Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:16 PM in Misconceptions in the Elementary Classroom
This is a very good point to bring up about Misconceptions. All the posts and resources were a great way to see how exactly misconceptions can be made. With only being an intern at the moment, I have not had many interactions in regards to teaching science. I have, though, learned some key points to avoiding misconceptions. First, it's fine if you may not be able to answer a students question. Tel...

Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:53 PM in Teaching Science
Thank you Kathy, It's very motivating to know and hear that others are still learning even after years of being an actual teacher. I will use these resources for as long as I can and remember that it's fine to brush up on different topics that may not be my strong point. Good luck with your future teaching indevars. Thanks again for the words of wisdom. It gives me more confidence in my furture ...

Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:54 PM in Teaching Science
This is a very interesting question to ask. With being an up and coming teacher, and finally taking classes for teaching science I can honestly say that i'm not quit ready to teach science but I am on the right track to feeling confident in this area of teaching. I have always felt as though science was a topic I was interested in but once I began testing my actual knowledge about science topics I...

Recent Reviews by Heather

Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:51 PM
5 Great information of Our Moving Earth
This resource is a great way for teachers to test what they know on the topic of "Our Moving Earth". The questions allow the teachers and children to see what they know, but the resource still offers ways to learn the information. I enjoy the use of videos to display some of the information.

Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:43 PM
4 Lets Go Science!!
This is a great resource that would be beneficial for any teacher to use. I enjoy that they have the lessons and activities in a "Get ready, Get Set, Go" set up. It shows and helps the teacher how to keep the learning going. It offers all kinds of activities and assessments that can be used as check points as they are going through the science process.

Recent Public Collections by Heather

Earth Day

8 Resources

Topics and ideas for Earth week lessons at Goddard

Editor's Note: Earth Day—Then and Now
Type: Journal Article

The Earth Day Groceries Project: Students decorate paper grocery bags with messages about the environment
Type: Journal Article

Two-Week Unit Plan

7 Resources

This is a collections of resources that go over information and lessons related to my topics for the 2-week unit plan. My two topics are about a courtyard redesign and a city systems project.

Type: User uploaded resource

The Science and Mathematics of Building Structures
Type: Journal Article