Natalie Hepting

I am interested in early childhood special education and applied behavior analysis. Outside of school, I like to spend time with my family, play tennis, basketball, and collect children books.


Mililani Ike Elementary

Recent Posts by Natalie

Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:02 AM in Gravity and Weightlessness
Patty, you are making a good point. I am in special education and there have been times where the class only included boys. I also think why my boys were so interested in it is due to the nature of the title of the book. However, the article (story) is not written to only appeal to boys. In fact, it does not address any gender in specific. If you have a mixed gender class, I would simply copy out...

Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:09 AM in Gravity and Weightlessness
Hi Alexander, I am not sure if my resource will help you much with demonstration of weightlessness.But, I found a great story called "How to survive in Space" It is in a book with the following ISBN 9780545016285. The book is called "Boys book How to be best at Everything" I would suggest to use it with upper elementary. The boys in my class loved reading it.It talked about all the things that a...

Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:32 AM in No Time for Science
Hello everyone, I totally agree to not having any time for science. I am a co-teacher in 5th grade. We do have about 40 min to 1 hour a day for either science or social studies. But sometimes one or the other have to give. Especially during assessments. I also find that a lot of the fun hands on experiments are cut out when it comes to time crunching. In my opinion reading science articles to pa...

Recent Reviews by Natalie

Fri May 10, 2013 8:38 PM
5 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.