Kim Duba

Hi all! My name is Kimberly Duba and I am a current multiple subject credential student at SDSU! This year as been full of growth as I dive into what it takes to be an elementary school teacher! Science can be a challenging subject for students and I am excited to use NSTA's resources and all of your ideas as I start my own career!

Recent Posts by Kim

Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:46 PM in Getting girls involved in Science
I have found that the girls in my classroom are less excited and engaged with science lessons just as you have!  I have used Pinterest to help set up more arts and crafts type of activities.  For example when teaching students about animal adaptations I had students create an animal that had adaptations to help it survive in its environment.  The girls were far more creative than the boys and it w...

Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:43 PM in Lesson Review Opportunity-Support Needed
I also did a hands on lesson relating to structural adaptations.  I set up different stations around the room and had students argue which adaptations would work well in a certain environment.  My students loved it!  Attached is my lesson plan feel free to use anything you would like! Good Luck!

Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:40 PM in Student Teachers and Science
My Third Graders LOVE science, I was lucky enough as a student teacher to take over science and I found it very rewarding because all of my students were excited and engaged!  I started off teaching students about animal adaptations, and to my surprise many of them knew a lot about animals!  I think that if you can connect lessons to their everyday lives and try to word it in a fun and meaningful ...

Recent Public Collections by Kim

3. Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystem

5 Resources

3-LS2-1. Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive. 3- LS4-3. Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all. Coral Reed Ecosystems: Interdependence- Various living organisms subside within the coral reef ecosystem; these organisms depend on each other to life. This interdependence is filled with different relationships that the coral reef must adapt to, to provide a balanced state of living. Interdependence of Life: Agents of change in Ecosystems- Ecosystems can change over time through natural disasters and other hazards this is called an ecological process. Throughout this article we will learn how an ecosystem can change over time and how humans can influence that change. Science Shorts: Ecosystem in a Jar- Ecosystems come in all sizes weather it’s as big as the Amazon rainforest or as small as a puddle. The dynamic interactions

Teaching Through Trade Books: Exploring Ecosystems
Type: Journal Article

Science Shorts: Ecosystem in a Jar
Type: Journal Article