Alyssa Gaona

I am a teacher candidate working towards my Education degree as well as my license at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.



Recent Posts by Alyssa

Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:48 AM in Phenomenas and how we can present them and refrain from explaining them
I am a preservice teacher and am having a hard time not explaining to my students first before allowing them to explore. It is hard to think of posing phenomena to my students and have them jump into exploring it with no background or information until after exploration is completed. I suppose the point of the 5E model lesson plans is to allow students to inquire first but it does feel backward t...

Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:41 AM in New teacher alert!! Lessons!
Hello Rebecca! I am not replying because I have the advice to give but because I wanted to let you know I am in the same boat!  I am also currently student teaching and figuring out the best way to integrate NGSS into my classroom! I am working on a lesson about magnets that will be taught in a combination of 2nd and 3rd graders. I will be creating stations for students to explore magnets a...

Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:37 AM in Gardening at school with young children
I think that it is definitely possible to begin your garden now! There is still plenty of products that can grow in the fall and through the cold winter months! It will also allow your students to monitor plants that survive and thrive in the cold. It may be interesting to compare the way fall/winter plants grow as opposed to spring and summer plants. 

Recent Public Collections by Alyssa

Why do my siblings and I have different characteristics if we come from the same parents?

3 Resources

Discovering how heredity plays a part in characteristics and genes.

An Introduction to Heredity: Part 1
Type: Journal Article

The Alien Lab: A Study in Genetics
Type: Journal Article

Magnets and their Properties

10 Resources

A collection that holds information about magnets and how they can be used. The different properties of magnets are important to understand how they function and how they can be used in everyday life. This collection will inform a lesson about exploring phenomena and then exploring different stations to further understand the different properties of magnets.

The Early Years: More than Messing Around with Magnets
Type: Journal Article

Attracting Student Wonderings
Type: Journal Article