Jessica Paez

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Recent Posts by Jessica

Sat Nov 29, 2014 1:37 PM in Natural Science vs. Physical Science
I am currently studying to become an elementary school teacher. While shadowing my assigned teacher she explained that her curriculum while teaching physical science involved little to no outdoor activity since she stated that there is no use for the outdoors when teaching physical science. I am a fan of outdoor activities and would like to know if there are indeed no ways of using the outdoors to...

Sat Nov 29, 2014 1:30 PM in Outdoor Activities
What are some fun and engaging outdoor activities that can be done with students?

Recent Reviews by Jessica

Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:29 AM
5 Jessica Paez's review- Helpful collection
I found this article incredibly interesting but more importantly useful. In order to create a change, one which we as a society desperately need, people need to become educated. Through education, great and much needed change can and will occur. We as a society, have to work on preserving our environment and this should begin being taught at an early age in the classroom to begin a long lasting and effective change. I found this collection helpful because it included articles which serve as an example on how to incorporate the essential three R’s ( Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) in the classroom. It is easy to detect the steps needed to make a change but it becomes more of a challenge when incorporating it into an elementary or high school curriculum in a way which is easily understood by the students. This collection included articles such as “ Conservation Presentation: Students teach the value of recycling through a series of demonstrations,” and “ Teaching Through Trade Books: Teaching the Three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.” These articles amongst the other three located in the collection provides an insight on how the three R’s can be taught in the classroom and what steps can be taken to incorporate students in the lesson. Not only does this collection have articles which help with instruction but that also explains the precautions and steps that can be taken to reinforce the three R’s. Two of the five articles and inspired by children’ literature and can serve as great guides in making the three R’s relatable to younger children as well. This collection is a great tool which can be used in and outside of the classroom.

Recent Public Collections by Jessica

Research and Teaching: An Inquiry-Based Biology Laboratory Improves Preservice Elementary Teachers’ Attitudes About Science
Type: Journal Article

A Thematic Integration of Physical and Earth Science for Elementary Education Students: Unifying the Breadth of Science Topics Around Common Themes in a Class for Prospective Teachers
Type: Journal Article