Pamela Dupre

Teacher of 7th and 8th grade science.I recently completed working through a 3 year grant as a STEM Master Teacher. I have been fortunate to receive professional development with LEGO EV3 Mindstorm Robots, Little Bits, Coding, Sphero, and Vernier Probeware. I love what I do! My husband is my biggest cheerleader. It was beyond excitng to meet with other educators from all over the U.S. for a week In Jersey Cityy, NJ for the Mickelson Exxon Mobile Teacher Academy. #MEMTA16 During the summer of 2017, I spent a several days in D.C. training to be an Essential Elements Certified Instructor for You Be the Chemist. Science is my passion. It was exciting to see Bill Nye at the NSTA Conference in Chicago in 2015. Phil Mickelson and Astronaut Alvin Drew spent time with us at MEMTA. Steve Spangler came to my home town for a full day of professional development and he is just as genuine in person as he is in his videos.

Location

LA

Affiliation

Calcasieu Parish School Board

Recent Posts by Pamela

Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:13 PM in Middle School Curriculum
Amanda, you should definitely check out ngss.nsta.org for resources for teachers. Choose the grade level and the content area, the lessons are aligned to NGSS and will give descriptions of each part of the 3 dimensional design. You then click on the resource link for the lesson you want and they are usually free. The lessons will break down materials, handouts, etc.  You should also consider b...

Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:42 AM in 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 July 20, 1969
I am curious what other teachers are doing to recognize this momentous anniversary. Even though we are on summer break right now, and we will be until mid August, I am trying to decide how to bring this to my students. I ordered some fun NASA/space stickers to give out and plan to show some clips of Armstrong and Aldrin walking on the moon. I'm considering a stem challenge where students have to ...

Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:02 PM in Speed and Motion
Thanks for the link. It is betterlesson.com. 





Recent Reviews by Pamela


Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:09 PM
5 5E's
This article explains the reason for each of the 5E's in a straight forward manner. It is not recommended to skip any of the 5E's and you may need to scaffold back to one of the E's in order to clarify misconceptions. This is an article that I have read several times and keep it saved on my desktop so that I can go back and reread it from time to time.


Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:06 PM
4 Trade Books/Ecosystems
I partially agree with the author stating K-3 is about observation and 4-5 is about exploration. I believe that younger students can explore just as the upper grade students. However, they may never have had an opportunity to observe living things interacting in an ecosystem. This is a great read and if you are planning a lesson on ecosystems, I highly recommend this article.


Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:56 PM
5 Take Me Out to the Ballgame!
This is a very comprehensive resource with National Science Education Standards for 5th-8th grade. I've never thought of observing active yeast under a microscope before but I plan to now. I will not be doing all of the experiments in here but wow, there is something for everyone in the Gourmet Lab.






Recent Public Collections by Pamela


Middle School

30 Resources

Collecting middle school lessons and content knowledge.Everything from life cycles, hydroponics, and aliens!



External Resource: Waste Limitation Management and Recycling Design Challenge
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Recycling into Art
Type: Journal Article
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Picture STEM Units K-2 Integrating Literacy

http://picturestem.org/ The PictureSTEM Project includes instructional units for K-2 classrooms that use an engineering challenge and picture books as supports for learning science, mathematics, engineering, computational thinking, and reading. These transformative new models for STEM provide students with authentic, contextual activities that engage learners in specific content while integrating across traditional disciplinary boundaries. Currently, there are limited curricula that address this need for integration. The goal of PictureSTEM is getting these high-quality, research-based materials into practice in a form that fits with teachers’ current implementation structures. Therefore, the units are modular with the ability for teachers to implement different lessons during different parts of their school day. Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Computational Thinking (STEM+C) with reading provides children opportunities to see the connections between the



Ecosystems/Life Science

67 Resources

Elementary level ecosystems and life cycles.



Genes and Race in the Classroom: Science in a Social Context
Type: Journal Article
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Habitat Sweet Habitat
Type: Journal Article
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