Arielle Cortes

My name is Arielle Cortes and I am a credential candidate at San Diego State University. I hope to one day teach elementary school. I am a huge fan and supporter of SDSU's men's basketball team. Go Aztecs!


San Diego State University

Recent Posts by Arielle

Wed May 07, 2014 10:59 AM in Force and Motion in Transitional Kindergarten
Hi all, I had to come up with some lesson plans to teach about force and motion in a transitional kindergarten class. I was wondering if anyone had some ideas for activities I could do with those students to help them access the content and be able to investigate on their own more than me just telling them the material?

Wed May 07, 2014 10:55 AM in Encouraging Young Scientists news letter
I didn't know that existed and I wish I had known when I was working on my Science CAT for my teaching credential! It was a pain trying to come up with lesson plans and different ways to teach the material to my transitional kindergarten students.

Wed May 07, 2014 10:53 AM in Kindergarten Science
I did some pre-student teaching this past semester in a transitional kindergarten class, so I understand that it is hard to find ways to relate the material to the students in a way they can understand and explore on their own.

Recent Public Collections by Arielle

Force and Motion

5 Resources

I put these resources together because they all have to do with force and motion. The intended use would be to use this collection to inform teaching on force and motion. I chose to include the webseminar “Force and Motion: Stop Faking It!” in my Resource Collection because although it talked about gravitational forces and not the forces I was focusing on in my CAT, the visuals and strategies that were discussed in the video could be adapted for my uses. I chose to include the journal article “Editor’s Note: Force and Motion—Complex, Awesome, Relevant” in my Resource Collection because it focused on how to make force and motion relevant and fun for students, which is important. I chose to include the podcast “Podcast: Force and Motion Short Course: Mass vs. Weight” in my Resource Collection because understanding the difference between mass and weight is something a lot of students struggle with, and I thought it was a good idea to learn a little more about this difference. I chose incl

Podcast: Force and Motion Short Course: Mass vs. Weight
Type: Podcast

Science 101: Are there different types of force and motion?
Type: Journal Article