Samantha Butler

I grew up in Northwood, Iowa which is a very small town. I enjoy traveling, reading, and shopping. When I graduate I would like to teach 7th and 8th grade math and science along with being a coach.



Recent Posts by Samantha

Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:45 PM in Making Time for Science
Hi Lauren, I am a preservice teacher at the University of Northern Iowa.  We have recently created a unit plan which needed to incorporate cross-curricular standards into some of our lessons.  At first, it may seem difficult to see the relationship between science and other subjects.  Something we have been doing during my science methods course is keeping a science journal.  Our journal activ...

Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:21 PM in MISconceptions- Students’ shouldn’t MISS the opportunity to learn.
Hi Michelle, I am also a preservice teacher but have recently learned about student misconceptions in my science methods course.  I agree with you on how student misconceptions can't be fixed by just throwing the correct information their way.  We watched a video about a student's misconseption of the path Earth takes around the sun, her learning the correct way, and then explaining a few mont...

Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:06 PM in Incorporating STEM in Kindergarten
Hi Alondra, I am a preservice teacher at the University of Northern Iowa currently taking Science Methods.  We have recently been talking about STEM and the importance of engineering in science.  There are many activities out there for all ages, but it can be difficult to find what is right for your students.  My class recently visited a classroom that had many different activities for student...