Kasey Mooney

I am currently in final semester at Purdue University Calumet prior to student teaching. I am studying elementary and special education with a minor in math. I have never been strong in science, but I was always intrigued by it. I'm eager to learn as much as I can!




Purdue University Calumet

Recent Posts by Kasey

Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:11 PM in New to STEM
I'm a pre-service teacher who will be student teaching in a fourth grade classroom in the fall. STEM has always been something that has interested me and I think that it is something very important for kids. I would love to incorporate some STEM activities and/or units next semester in the classroom I'm student teaching in. Do you have an suggestions? I would love to hear about what worked and wha...

Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:09 PM in Aerodynamics
I'm currently teaching a fourth grade science unit on aerodynamics and I've been having the students fly paper airplanes to help them grasp concepts like drag, thrust, gravity, and lift. For some of the students, the investigations have been going exactly as planned. For others, their data is all over the place. This then leads to a little confusion during whole class discussion. We've already tal...

Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:55 PM in Fourth Grade Science
I am currently studying elementary education and am in my final semester prior to student teaching in the fall. This semester I am focusing on working on my skills of teaching math and science in a fourth grade classroom of about half gifted and talented students and half at grade level students. I am about halfway through teaching my science unit on aerodynamics using paper airplanes to study thr...