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

Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:54 PM in Tips for New Teacher!
Congratulations, Charisse. Continue to reach out and make connections with other teachers, especially those that inspire you. Remember that no one person knows everything there is to know. Take advice from those who are credible and want to help you succeed. Stay away from the negative people. Join professional groups like NSTA and Twitter. Follow science groups on social media. There are a few g...

Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:48 PM in What makes a good science teacher?
I didn't think I was good at science and I certainly was not a straight A student in science courses in college. However, I absolutely LOVE science. My favorite science teachers, past and present, are those people who are passionate about science and they ask questions. When students want to know something, I tell them they have a great question, but I do not tell them the answer. I ask them how ...

Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:42 PM in 1st Grade Biomimicry Lesson
You can do a search here: https://ngss.nsta.org/classroom-resources-results.aspx?CoreIdea=12 or use the Explore All Resources tab here in the forums.  I did a science lesson for a Pre-K class and used the Bird Beak Buffet. https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1998/of98-805/lessons/chpt2/act5.htm I adapted it by showing birds from Louisiana and found utensils from the local dollar store that matched ...





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

31 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
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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
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