Lindsay Melching

I am a high school science teacher at Boone County High School in Florence, Kentucky. I have been teaching for 13 years and teach Integrated Science, Biology, Human Physiology, and AP Biology. I absolutely love sharing my passion for science with my students and creating experiences for them that either deepen or foster their appreciation of the natural world.



Recent Posts by Lindsay

Thu May 23, 2019 12:02 PM in Planet sizes
Looks like you were given some great ideas.  Kids always love seeing this clip.  Wanted to share.

Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:22 PM in Changes to Earth's Surface- Landslides
Hi, Kristina.  I think you could easily use aluminum pie plates and a bag of soil to have students build mounds of dirt and then flood them with water to simulate a land slide.  They could also build popsicle stick structures to incorporate into their model.  In regards to the elaborate component of your lesson you could do an edible plate tectonics activity with Oreos.  There are many examples o...

Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:27 AM in physical properties:2nd grade
Hi, Ruth.  Not sure if this is where you want to go, but I have modeled the rock cycle with crayons before.  You can erode (could model sanding) the craysons to make sedimentary rock and you melt the crayons to make igneous rock.  I found this procedure here, but you could find others that may be more at the 2nd grade level.   

Recent Reviews by Lindsay

Thu May 23, 2019 12:14 PM
4 Nice way to assess what students know
This resource offers a nice question to pre-assess what students know about excretory system. I like how it asks students to pull in their reasoning to explain why they gave a specific answer.