Andrea Medrano

8th grade science teacher on the Big Island.



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Recent Posts by Andrea

Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:31 AM in Planet Project
Ok, planet reports were well done and students made some interesting discoveries. I was pleased to have most all groups report and of course there was a range from exemplary to just barely but the focus was on basics for them. The next four weeks' projects are to paint a solar system/galaxy mural, do some star mapping and a visit to our wonderful astronomy center.

Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:27 AM in Transit of Venus on June 5
I am having a speaker come in to share about the Transit of Venus and do an activity with the students. I am , myself looking forward to having more information and also having the opportunity to observe another science educator work with my students next week.

Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:24 AM in what if
Yes, I have the powers of ten, my students seem to think it was a little dated with the guy at navy pier. I love it. My thoughts are that at the 8th grade students change quite a lot from the beginning of the year to now. I am not sure if they are able to grasp the vastness of space any better now than they would have been at the beginning of the term, but next year I can start and help them st...

Recent Reviews by Andrea

Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:09 PM
5 Rocks: Middle
The SciGuide connected me to resources that are supported in my text. I have used class zone in the past but this reinforced what we had been working on. The SciGuide had reminded me about multiple ways for students to see the information and this supports the Annenberg media site we use. This collection of resources is one of the most comprehensive for helping teachers to plan an in-depth look at the rock cycle and how its formation and continuous interactions are dynamic. There is little I would add to improve this collection unless more Smart Board activities were added or created.

Recent Public Collections by Andrea


4 Resources

Cruising the Climate With Spreadsheets
Type: Journal Article

Effects of Oceans on Weather and Climate
Type: SciGuide


1 Resources

Science Sampler: Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope Project
Type: Journal Article