Sarah Ramstrom

I am a full time student at UMBC, majoring in Psychology with a certificate in Elementary Education, and I am a mother to a 18 month old wild child. I am interested in teaching special education and eventually becoming an administrator.





Recent Posts by Sarah

Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:08 PM in Newton's Cradle
When I was in college physics we looked at Newton's Cradle. I have pasted two sites below that we experimented with. Hopefully these are helpful.

Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:57 PM in 2 week units
Pamela, Thank you so much for your feedback, we love your idea of videotaping each other as a way to assess themselves as students. I never thought of this and would think that it could be a neat way of incorporating science, language arts, and a different type of art all into one unit.

Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:29 PM in 2 week units
I am collaborating on a 2 week unit in my Science Methods class. We have our 10 days all planned out and we have to present one of the days lesson plan to our class. We have chosen to present the lesson plan for day 4 when we the teachers will provide a mock interview. In this interview we will display appropriate questions to ask during the interview process and point out interview etiquette as w...

Recent Reviews by Sarah

Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:18 PM
4 Teach, learn, test!
This activity was much more difficult then I had thought it would be. There were a lot of things in each section that I did not remember learning when I was in elementary school and even when I took my Earth and Space Science class at Howard Community College, it was great to have a refresher on information about the Solar System that had been "lost" or forgotten over the years. It was also nice to learn some things about the solar system that I was never taught in elementary school or college. My biggest concern about this assessment is that it might teach a lot of things, but I feel as though they are unnecessary for a soon to be elementary school teacher. Teachers do not even teach a lot of the in depth information that the SciPack went over and lastly a few of the test questions did not align with what was read. I was just a bit confused.

Recent Public Collections by Sarah

Studying Trees

3 Resources

Discovering Trees: Not Just a Walk in the Park!
Type: Journal Article

Science 101: Why Do Leaves Fall Off Trees in the Fall?
Type: Journal Article

The Early Years: Documenting Discoveries
Type: Journal Article

The Early Years: Composting With Children
Type: Journal Article

Podcast: Engineering Practices in the Next Generation Science Standards: The Role of Technology and Engineering in NGSS
Type: Podcast

The Next Generation Science Standards and the Life Sciences
Type: Journal Article