Carolyne Cohen

I am a multiple subject credential candidate at SDSU, and my strengths are in math and science. I love reading, rock climbing, painting, cuddling with my cat, and exploring museums. I avoid the sun as much as possible to prevent an inevitable sunburn. My goal is to be an upper elementary school teacher who uses math and science content to develop literacy. I think it is extremely important to incorporate scientific content into other subjects. The students love science, they stay engaged in the lessons, and most importantly, they learn valuable content!




San Diego State University

Recent Posts by Carolyne

Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:37 PM in The Inquiry Model for Kindergarten Students
You could adapt many of these lessons from Engineering is Elementary to fit Kindergarten students' needs. They are great lessons for starting students on the scientific process, very informative and super fun! They really encourage the model of Videos:

Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:31 PM in Enriching my students science learning
This resource collection has a lot of great resources for the Sun, Earth, and Moon in Elementary Science. There are lessons, misconceptions, and lots of information on the topic. Take a look!

Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:24 PM in Food Chains
I know that one episode of Adventure Time is centered around the Food Chain, and there may be students who've seen that. It's a very popular children's show. You could either ask them if anyone has seen it or show a short clip from it at the beginning of the lesson. It's a great link to pop culture and intro to the topic.

Recent Reviews by Carolyne

Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:53 PM
5 ELL Focus
This is a great collection! I have been looking for more ways to help out ELLs in science and a few resources here are very helpful in that area. This collection has many great resources for 2nd grade and I highly recommend it for quick access to great ideas!

Recent Public Collections by Carolyne

Physical and Chemical Changes in Matter

5 Resources

This collection's main focus is about teaching the difference between physical and chemical changes in matter. These items are all related to this topic, including pre-assessments, lessons, and information about the topic. There is also some information about reversible and irreversible changes, which may come in handy as a series of lessons before introducing physical and chemical changes (NGSS 2-PS1-4). Enjoy!

Changes Matter!
Type: Journal Article

Science Sampler: Enhancing student understanding of physical and chemical changes
Type: Journal Article