Maria Avella

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Recent Posts by Maria

Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:10 AM in Student Teachers and Science
Nowadays, it is upsetting how science is fading away due to the fact that teachers are teaching students how to pass the standardized tests.  However, bringing his new science lesson into a class that does not deal with science much should be very exciting.  Since it is new to the students, they will be very interested in it.  Doing a hands-on activity that relates to the lesson will be great.  It...

Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:04 AM in Classroom Management
It is very easy for students to misbehave during experiments.  This can be due to the fact that the students are so excited that something new is going on that they simply do not know how to act.  To avoid this, I have had several teachers go over the rules for the entire class period the day before.  My teacher also did an example of the experiment so students have a guide as to what they are doi...

Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:58 PM in Getting girls involved in Science
Getting girls involved in science can sometimes be difficult.  I am guilty of being a girl that never really showed much interest in science.  However, when I took Chemistry in high school I LOVED it.  Although I loved it mainly because there was math involved, my teacher did fun activities that were impossible to dislike.  For example, we made ice-cream.  Doing this activity made the subject so m...





Recent Reviews by Maria


Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:56 PM
5 How to Assess
When it comes to assessing students in science, it will be slightly different than other subjects. The author touches on the fact that proper grammar and science terminology must be taught before any assignment is given. This is absolutely true because a student cannot be expected to do a full science report without having enough science background. This is especially true for young students. As students get older, they will have a little more science background knowledge but young students do not. In addition to this, the author touches on having enough material. This means that the teacher cannot expect the students to write essays without enough evidence and information. Making sure that the students have enough material to write about will make it much more easier and enjoyable for the students to complete their project/report. My favorite thing about the author was that assessment can come in many forms as opposed to just an end of the chapter test. You can have your students write a letter, poem, essay with picture etc. The forms of assessment should be switched up seeing as every students learn differently they also must be assessed differently.


Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:40 PM
4 Teachers are in Jeopardy too
The author touches on many important things that teachers must take into consideration when teaching science. The safety not only protects students, but it also protects the teachers. The teachers are in the classroom all day and are surrounded by several chemicals which is why all chemicals must be stored away properly as well as used properly in order for everything to go smoothly. Like the author says, bad things can definitely happen to good people and it would be a shame for anyone to get injured in their science class. Safety is never overrated when it comes to anything, especially science class. In order to have a fun learning environment that is safe, always remember that the way chemicals are stored and maintained is just as important on how you use them during an experiment.






Recent Public Collections by Maria


Final-The Periodic Table

10 Resources

Final Project



Intro to the Periodic Table Video
Type: User uploaded resource



Periodic Table Song
Type: User uploaded resource