Fri May 10, 2013 8:38 PM
All You Need to Get Creative
This PsyGuide is exactly what a teacher needs if he or she may not be as confident teaching the concept of energy. It provides a lot resources and it organized by the following themes: Recognizing Energy, Thermal Energy, and Change in Energy. It is very easy to navigate. Each part includes a great wealth of ideas and resources including: stimulations, interactive websites, videos, lesson plans, reading articles, and more. I personally found the stimulations very useful. I was able to project some on the board so students can grasp the concept better. Additionally, the roller coaster web page helped me understand the concept of energy, and conservation of energy. The site was easy to use and is a great resource to use with the students, because they actually get to explore the concept by building their very own roller coaster. Another important component of this PsyGuide was the information about student misconceptions. This helped me a lot because I am a new teacher, and I have never taught science before. With the help of this PsyGuide I was to learn about the content, and create lessons that were fun, engaging, and age appropriate.