Jessica Lopez

Student at FIU Studying Exceptional Student Education

Location

FL

Affiliation

Florida International University

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Recent Posts by Jessica

Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:29 PM in Excited for Science!
I think that teaching science is a challenge for all teachers. After learning about different techniques and ways to teach science, I can't help to think that it will be the most exciting class in my future classroom! There are so many activities and hands on experiments that students can do for themselves that can get them up front and personal with what science is all about. I think it is import...

Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:23 PM in Misconceptions in the Elementary Classroom
"How do you as a classroom teacher handle student misconceptions so correct science is understood?" As a future educator, it is vital for us to correct misconceptions that students have. In order to do this, it is important to first identify what they are. To do this, it is helpful to use an inquiry lesson which first engages the student by activating prior knowledge. Having students write dow...





Recent Reviews by Jessica


Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:55 PM
5 The Sun
This collection is jam packed with good stuff! I have been focusing on the topic of the Sun and it is definitely a tricky one because there is so much information to teach young elementary students about the sun. Working with students of a young age myself, I know how hard it is to correct that misconception that the sun is a planet. This collection provides great resources for teachers to develop their conceptual understanding to help on how to clearly implement the Sun as a star in your classroom. The scipack has absolutely everything you want to know about the Earth, sun and the moon and if completed correctly, can definitely make you can expert on the subject. The science object focuses on the seasons while the NASA link takes us to a great resource for the Sun as a star.


Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:55 PM
5 The Sun
This collection is jam packed with good stuff! I have been focusing on the topic of the Sun and it is definitely a tricky one because there is so much information to teach young elementary students about the sun. Working with students of a young age myself, I know how hard it is to correct that misconception that the sun is a planet. This collection provides great resources for teachers to develop their conceptual understanding to help on how to clearly implement the Sun as a star in your classroom. The scipack has absolutely everything you want to know about the Earth, sun and the moon and if completed correctly, can definitely make you can expert on the subject. The science object focuses on the seasons while the NASA link takes us to a great resource for the Sun as a star.


Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:45 PM
5 Introducing Gravity
This collection is composed of 10 objects. The collection is composed of SciPacks and science objects and guides which are helpful for professional development of the teacher. Science 101 article was really easy to read and made sense. It was able to explain gravity in a clear way and I learned things myself I did not know about gravity.I specifically enjoyed the article Gravity Racers. I thought this was an awesome way to incorporate the law of gravity and relate it to real world situations such as photos of famous Olympians. The book chapter "Talking about gravity" made a point which I had never taken into consideration. It is hard for students to define gravity as a force which is present everywhere, whether there is air or not. I think this is a hard concept to develop and the chapter does a great job explaining ways to facilitate conceptual understanding of the subject.






Recent Public Collections by Jessica


Earth, Moon and Sun

10 Resources

This collection focuses on the concept of Earth in space and time. It is a collection of articles,book chapters, sci-packs and seminars to inform educators on the subject area and ow to incorporate it into the classroom.



Podcast: Experiments in Reduced Gravity: Team Reports 1: Introduction
Type: Podcast
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Solar Energy: Fun in the Sun
Type: Journal Article
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