Cassandra Braden

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Recent Posts by Cassandra

Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:53 PM in Life Cycle Activities
Along the lines of life cycle classroom ideas, I recently conducted a workshop about trees. One station of the workshop, focused on the reasons for the seasons following the life cycle of a tree. First, we read a book titled Our Tree Named Steve and drew what a tree looked like in each of the four seasons. Next, we examined the earth-sun model and discussed how the earth's tilt affects temperatur...

Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:43 PM in Enough time for science?
Like many of you have posted, the lack of science found in the elementary school is very worrisome. Unfortunately, a lot of teachers are forced to eliminate science to meet time constraints of the school day. As a result, I fear that the students will not be prepared for middle/high school classes without adequate academic science experience and knowledge. I think that incorporating scientific t...

Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:14 PM in Stations for Middle School
Hello, I am a pre-service teacher and recently conducted a workshop on the trees. There were three different stations: the reasons for the seasons, tree products, and another focusing on the parts of a tree. At each station, students first completed a whole group activity and then were allowed to choose between a few activities to complete for independent practice. I think that allowing the choice...