Dana Atwood-Blaine

Dana Atwood-Blaine is the Jacobson Elementary Science Fellow and an Assistant Professor at the University of Northern Iowa. She is a member of the Iowa State Science Leadership Team, NSTA, ASTE, and ISTE. Dr. Atwood-Blaine comes to UNI from the University of Kansas, where she earned her doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction, with an Elementary Science Emphasis, and a minor in Geography (i.e. GIS, GPS, remote sensing, etc.) Her research interests focus on creating situated mobile games for learning as a way to bridge the gap between out-of-school learning experiences and in-school lessons.




University of Northern Iowa

Recent Posts by Dana

Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:16 PM in How should field trips be maneuvered into a science lesson?
Taking students on a field trip at the beginning of a lesson or unit is a great way to give them those "lived experiences" to draw from throughout the rest of the unit.  If you are following the 5E instructional model, then the field trip can be the Engage phase of the lesson and some particular experience during the field trip can serve as the phenomenon that you want your students to try to fig...

Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:40 AM in Science Phenomena
Kennedy, the link you provided does not take me to the place you intended. I am very interested in the chart you wanted to share. Would you please try to share it again? Thank you!