Molly Hart

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Recent Posts by Molly

Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:58 PM in Integrating Science & Writing
Hey Carina! I'm in a Science Methods course at UMBC. We talk about this often in class and are very focused on inquiry based science. When using inquiry based learning I think it is possible to overlap in other subjects ultimately extending your science lessons. For example, if you're doing a lesson on plants you can do your lesson and possibly have a class plant that you can take data on and and...

Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:53 PM in Science Misconceptions
I think that posters/models can often times be very misleading to children. This is especially true when they are not depicted to scale. I see these types of misconceptions when it comes to various concepts about science in the classrooms. Without guidance, you cannot really fault a student for taking a depiction literally. Therefore, I think concepts should be broken down into more digestible, e...

Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:24 PM in Approach to Differentiation in The Classroom
Annika, I certainly agree with Becca--avoiding behavioral issues is key to a successful lesson, so definitely start there. Holding high expectations is important, but also be sure to be explicit with those expectations. Have students repeat your expectations so that you are sure they understand. Additionally, I think catering to the different learning styles is also important. In order for eac...

Recent Reviews by Molly

Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:39 AM
5 Great way to connect literature
Not only does the article do a great job of telling the importance of connecting disciplines, such as by bringing literature into the science classroom, but it also addresses the idea of misconceptions and ensuring to avoid them when doing so. I think the author did a good job of describing ways that we can incorporate this literature in a way that allows the students to compare their own observations to that of the book's portrayal of phases of the moon. This will allow the students to think deeply about how realistic the book's portrayal is. Therefore, it is important that the students participate in this observation ahead of reading.

Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:25 AM
5 Great Resource
This is an awesome resource that gives you specific activities to teach about the phases of the moon. It also address the misconceptions that students may face about the moon and its phases. Not only are the activities hands on, but they create opportunities for the students to better understand the concepts. Additionally, I think the chapter is very resourceful because it gives you options for differentiated learning as well as how you can incorporate different subjects and make the lesson interdisciplinary.

Recent Public Collections by Molly

Elementary Moon Phases

7 Resources

This collection assembles lessons and resources on learning/teaching moon phases at the elementary school grade level.

External Resource: Phases of the Moon
Type: External Resource

The Moon in Children's Literature
Type: Journal Article