Tue May 07, 2013 1:55 AM
A Science Teacher's helper!
The Solar System SciGuide proved to be an incredibly beneficial resource for me. As a math teacher who only teaches one science class, my background isn't as strong as I'd like it to be. The Solar System SciGuide helped me supplement the information found in my classroom text and saved me countless hours of internet research by providing a centralized wealth of solar system information. The layout is easy to follow and provides relevant links and resources for many topics within the Solar System. Specifically, I appreciated the link called, "Our Solar System" under the grade 5-8 "How Did the Solar System Form" links tab. This incredible resource helped me facilitate a project entitled, "Create an Alien," which required students to create an alien who could live and thrive in the atmosphere and climate of their chosen planet.
I can honestly say that my comfort level with the subject matter, and my level of confidence for teaching it, improved greatly the more often I utilized this SciGuide. I highly recommend this SciGuide to all Science teachers, both new and seasoned.