Catherine Lee

I am a Junior at UMBC. I am hoping to become an Elementary teacher to teach the 3rd grade.




University of Maryland Baltimore County

Recent Posts by Catherine

Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:22 AM in Encouraging Girls into Love of Science
I believe it is important to motivate girls and women to join the field of science. These days when you ask someone to draw a scientist, that person will most likely draw a male. This is not good because it shows that people think only men do work in the science field. From this stereotype, it may push females away from science. But, all gender should be pushed towards science because it is an imp...

Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:34 PM in Science Lessons Outside of the Classroom
The other day in my science elementary education class, we did an activity where the teacher sent us out for about 30 minutes. During this time, we had to fill out a packet that she gave us. We had to write down 25 things that we saw outside that could be used as teaching topics and then, we had to draw 3 trees and 3 objects that we observed using a magnifying glass. Finally, we had to choose one ...

Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:51 AM in Creativity in Science
I think students should pick from a list of topics. I believe this option would be better because if the students got to pick their own topic, then they may easily pick a topic that they know much information about, which means they will not have to do as much work. So, while doing the project, they may not learn much. But, if the students get assigned a topic or are limited to a list, then the st...

Recent Reviews by Catherine

Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:46 AM
4 The Solar System Review
This sci-pack is very good for learning about the Solar System. It contains a lot of important and useful information for thoroughly learning the material. But, one thing is that this sci-pack was very difficult. It took me several tries to pass it, but in the end I obtained new knowledge. It may be difficult for teachers to use this resource for teaching because although the information is categorized into sections, there is so much difficult information that may be hard to teach. I believe the sci-pack is not laid out in a way for teachers to use as a guide for teaching. But, the sci-pack was a good way of learning the material so that the teacher has full knowledge on the topic. A benefit of the assessment being hard was that I learned a lot from reading the information numerous times and also taking the assessment several times. Lastly, I like that the sci-pack contains a ton of information because it includes everything and all the information needed to learn about the Solar System.

Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:37 AM
4 A Close-Up Look at the Red Planet Review
At first, the resource seemed a bit confusing because I thought the little introduction was everything. But, after I explored the page more, I found interesting sites and links. I like that there is a page of sites for teachers and students. The links could be very useful and underneath the link, there is a description of what the page is about, so that is helpful. But, I dislike how you have to continuously click on link and more links in order to discover more. But, overall the many websites posted could be very useful for teaching.

Recent Public Collections by Catherine

Type: User uploaded resource

Earth, Sun, and Moon: General Characteristics of Earth
Type: Science Object