Cristina Benavides

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Recent Posts by Cristina

Sat Dec 05, 2015 4:17 PM in Gardening at school with young children
I truly believe in giving students the opportunity to teach life science through garden related lessons, and I also understand how difficult these might be to maintain during the summer months, when students and teachers are not around to water. However, children can learn to make self-watering pots using a wicking system or a slow drip to help water the plants. Fortunately, in South Florida, duri...

Thu Dec 03, 2015 5:44 PM in STEM and Fairy Tales
I think this is a fabulous idea to integrate STEM in the classroom, it incorporates reading and provides a common experience to the children making it meaningful to all of them. This idea also helps develop the different habits of mind, as they pose questions, think flexibly, create and imagine, etc… I will definitely try this out. 

Recent Reviews by Cristina

Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:56 PM
5 Great Collection!
I believe she has included good resources that would help on a lesson on magnets and electrical currents. The Scipack Electric and magnetic forces, would help her see the pedagogical implications for the different grade levels. This in return, will help Lisamarie address any misconception the children might have by considering this during the planning phase of her lesson. I also like the variety of resource included in the collection. She has included a SciPack that allows the person interested in learning about the topic the possibility of learning in an interactive way. She also included book chapters that support background knowledge that a person teaching a lesson on magnets, should have. Furthermore, Lisamarie included a Science Object about atomic structure, which I believe allows her to better understand the forces that cause magnets to attract or repel. In conclusion, I like that Lisamarie’s collection has a diversity of resources from science object, Scipack, book chapter, and journal articles. The information in these resources is also diverse as they address the different aspects of magnetisms. Lastly, the resources provide interactive opportunities for learning.

Recent Public Collections by Cristina


9 Resources

Heat tranfer and how it affects water currents.

Convection Connections
Type: Journal Article

Science 101: What exactly is energy?
Type: Journal Article