Betty Paulsell

I am a retired elementary science teacher now working for NSTA as an online advisor. I also teach university science courses online and face to face. And I do lots of volunteer work in schools.




Independent Science Consultant

Recent Posts by Betty

Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:30 AM in Pre-Service Teacher Project
You might want to try force and motion lessons. They are very hands on. There are lots of lessons in the Learning Center to help you. Good luck.

Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:08 PM in Concerns as a new teacher!

Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:44 AM in Concerns as a new teacher!
I am glad to see that so many preservice teachers have a conception of what science really means to elementary students. Good luck in getting science into your classroom successfully. 

Recent Reviews by Betty

Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:47 PM
5 Thinking Out of the Box
This article describes how students can take common objects and create some other use for it. The author uses a strategy called 'SCAMPER". Read this excellent article to help your students be creative.

Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:43 PM
4 Documenting
This article describes how to use documentation panel to report on what they have done in a science activity. It is a good idea but seems a little above the ability of Early Years learners.

Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:01 PM
4 2D & 3D Modeling
After participating in this unit students understand why engineers prefer 3D Modeling over 2D Modeling. They also learn about tissue engineering which is usually taught in freshman courses at a university. In my opinion, I believe this subject of breast cancer would better be taught in high school rather than middle school. Science Scope is for middle school.

Recent Public Collections by Betty


4 Resources

Science Shorts: Do You Hear What Horton Hears?
Type: Journal Article

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

Methods and Strategies: Why Demonstrations Matter
Type: Journal Article

Will It Float?
Type: Journal Article


5 Resources

Dinosaur Extinction, Early Childhood Style
Type: Journal Article

The Early Years: If You Were a Dinosaur…
Type: Journal Article