Kristi Brockschmidt

I am a database engineer and a volunteer lower elementary school science teacher in a small private school. I love sharing the joy of science with kids!




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Recent Posts by Kristi

Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:16 PM in Integrating STEM into the Elementary Curriculum
Thanks for the links! I volunteer in a small school and really appreciate ideas and successes of others!

Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:54 PM in NGSS-4th Grade
The NSTA Learning Center has some wonderful archived webinars about the standards. There is a series on the individual aspects of the NGSS and a more recent one on NGSS in specific grade classrooms. I found the first series (on aspects) really helpful in growing my understanding of the NGSS and the actual classroom webinar a key 'ah-ha' moment in understanding what it could look like with my stu...

Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:49 PM in Misconceptions about Light
This is a great topic! I'm considering doing a light unit later this year with my kids (I'm in a small private school). At first grade, light is primarily addressed in relationship to our sense of sight. When it's dark (we can't see), when there is light we can! Similarly, when we put things in the path of the light: mirrors, opaque objects, translucent objects light is blocked or not. Wh...

Recent Reviews by Kristi

Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:49 PM
5 Fantastic Resource
This enhanced e-book presents the scientific material in an easy to understand and engaging way. The slide shows and interactives set up mock-experiments to illustrate and cement concepts. They make reading a multi-dimensional experience. Embedded 'hands-on' ideas have also given me great ideas for my classroom. I definitely recommend this book and will be buying other enhanced e-books in this series.

Recent Public Collections by Kristi


16 Resources

Collection of Resources for Elementary Unit on Light

Circus of Light
Type: Journal Article

Are You UV Safe?
Type: Journal Article


7 Resources

Teaching Through Trade Books: The Science and Technology of Sound
Type: Journal Article

The Early Years: Becoming Attuned to Sound
Type: Journal Article

What Scientists Do

12 Resources

Editor's Note (September 2006)
Type: Journal Article

Unlocking the Power of Observation: Activities to teach early learners the fundamentals of an important inquiry skill
Type: Journal Article