Dakota Grosscup

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Recent Posts by Dakota

Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:30 AM in How can science be more fun and exciting for students?
I agree that hands on activities is the best way to engage students and make science fun for them. By allowing them to physically perform the behavior is essential to their learning. Allowing students to work together and motivate them as a group is allowing them to take control of their learning. I performed a fossil dig activity with my students and they were engaged and working with one anothe...

Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:21 AM in First Day of School Science Activities
An activity my cooperating teacher did with her 4th grade students on the first day was have them draw a picture and write about what they thought a scientist was. It was very unique and interesting to see all the different pictures they drew. You could see the sterotypes that scientists get through movies and tv shows. I thought this was a great idea and fun activity to get the year started. 

Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:14 AM in How to Motivate
I also struggled with this this semester at the beginning of my student teaching. One thing I learned was try and have patience. It's easier somedays than others. Another thing I did was tried and relate to them and what they like. I came up with questions that related to them and their likes and got more participation in answering questions and discussions that way. Hands on activites and group ...





Recent Reviews by Dakota


Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:24 AM
5 Highly Recommend
This was very helpful when coming up with ideas of how to make fossils. It tells you steps and directions to mold and form fossils that your students can make. Whenever students can make things themselves, it gives them a sense of pride that it's not done for them. It allows them to be engaged and participating in the learning. I'm a fan of hands on activities like this. i would recommend this resource to anyone trying to make their own fossils for their classroom.


Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:12 AM
5 Great Resource
I found this to be a great resource when talking about fossils in a classroom. It gives great details in the ten lessons that make it easy to implement it in your classroom. The fossil dig allows for students to interact with one another and help each other learn. When I taught these lessons all the students were excited and engaged each day. I would recommend this resource to anyone teaching fossils in their classroom.






Recent Public Collections by Dakota


2-Week Unit Plan

13 Resources



fossils_lesson_1.docx
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fossils_lesson_2.docx
Type: User uploaded resource