Hailee Castro

I am currently obtaining my Multiple Subject credential with a Supplemental in Mathematics. When I am through, I will essentially be able to teach anywhere from kindergarten to high school, but 5th grade is my dream job! I am currently living in San Diego but am considering moving soon to wherever life takes me!




San Diego State University

Recent Posts by Hailee

Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:21 PM in Common Core Standards?
From my understanding, there are no "Common Core Science Standards." Instead, there are "Next Generation Science Standards." I am a bit confused. Are these standards still aligned with all the Common Core Standards in other subjects but they just gave them a different name? Or are the writers completely different?

Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:18 PM in Movies in Science
I know that this type of movie does not pertain to the exact topic of this post but I am still curious. When I was growing up, almost all of my science teachers showed "Bill Nye" movies. Are teachers still using them? I remember being so excited as a child when his movies were shown and I feel as if I got a lot out of them. Would my students think I was crazy if I showed them to the class? Or are ...

Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:12 PM in Technology in the classroom
I have recently started substitute teaching and work in a wide variety of classrooms. Many of these classes are equipped with an iPad or laptop for every child. While I can see the benefit of using technology for learning purposes, I am wondering if it causes more harm than good? For example, I often catch students off task when they are supposed to be using this technology for an assignment. They...

Recent Public Collections by Hailee

Heredity and Genetics

5 Resources

This collection contains different resources used for teaching heredity and genetics to elementary school students. Included is a mini-lesson for teachers about genetics so that they are familiar with the topic before they begin teaching it, book chapters with 3 different classroom activities related to genetics, and a podcast containing genetic formative assessment probes. Fruit Fly Traits (Genetics): I selected this book chapter to add to my resource collection because it fits into the overall theme of my collection. This specifically discusses the genetics of fruit flies and an activity that will further help students in understanding this concept. Environmental Influence on Genotypes and Phenotypes (Genetics): This book chapter provides another activity that elementary school students can do to better understand the concept of genetics. This particular activity focuses on environmental influence on genotypes and phenotypes. Evolutionary Relationships in Mammals (Genetics and Evo

Podcast: Introduction to Biology - The Secret of Life: Pedagogical Implications Discussion 3: Formative Assessment Probes for Teaching Genetics
Type: Podcast

Heredity and Variation: Inheritance
Type: Science Object