Sydne Arnold

Hi! I'm a Graduate Student and pre-service teacher at UMBC. Looking forward to learning with you!



Recent Posts by Sydne

Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:26 PM in Inquiry-based learning for teaching life cycle of apple
Not sure if this is what you mean, I'm just going to throw some ideas out there: The students could look at different apple seeds and see what's on the inside of them and if they are different. They could track the amount of time it takes for each of the apple seeds to sprout. They could see what each of the apples taste like (sour, tart, bitter, sweet, sugary). They could research ho...

Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:28 PM in Using GLOBE in Elementary
Hi! I'm also a pre-service teacher  Wondering if you can give me some more information on what GLOBE is and how it works.  Can you explain how to become certified in the program? Thanks, Sydne  

Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:56 AM in What's your favorite science topic to teach?
Hey Friends, What's your favorite Science topic to teach and why?  What about it do your students enjoy the most? (Please share the topic, grade level, and example lesson) Thanks, Sydne

Recent Reviews by Sydne

Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:36 AM
5 Probing: Is it Matter or Not?
This article walks through what it's like to question-probe young students, without judgement, to see what their understanding of matter is. It's important as educators to limit correcting students "misconceptions" in the moment, and instead see what evidence is leading to their conclusions - all while exploring deeply in learning that exposes matter really is. I liked this article because it provides a good set of ideas to try in young classrooms. It also shed light on why having critical thinking conversations are important to initiate while students are figuring things out at an early stage because it will prepare them for high school and prevent lacking knowledge of significant concepts down the road.

Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:22 AM
5 Poetry "Matters" too!
This is such a great literacy tool in the science classroom. The poem mentioned in this resource is grade "A" material that teachers can provide physical materials for students to engage with while reading. Additionally, the "take 5" model referenced in the resource provides interactive elements for students to see, hear, and collaborate, while learning more about states of matter. It's such a simple set things that can be done in the classroom without extra materials.

Recent Public Collections by Sydne

Grad Project

9 Resources

Teaching Science to English-as-Second-Language Learners
Type: Journal Article

Perspectives: Cultural Diversity in the Science Classroom
Type: Journal Article

Class Collection - atmospheric activities…clouds, precipitation, temperature, wind etc

3 Resources

atmospheric activities…clouds, precipitation, temperature, wind

S'COOL Science
Type: Journal Article

On Observing the Weather
Type: Journal Article

Sydne's Unit Plan Collection

7 Resources

As pertaining to Matter

The Early Years: The Matter of Melting
Type: Journal Article

Science 101: What causes the different states of matter?
Type: Journal Article