Joseph McMahan

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Recent Posts by Joseph

Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:12 PM in introducing new concept to students
I believe that when you are introducing a new concept to students it is important to give them an opportunity to explore the concept with a hands-on activity. I recently taught the concept of magnetic energy with my students. To introduce the concept to my students, I began the unit with a hands-on activity where the students were able to discover what objects a magnet does/does not attract. My s...

Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:10 PM in Meaningful Science Lessons
Science lessons can be meaningful if they are authentic. Authentic lessons allow student's to develop knowledge of specific ideas that can be connected to their personal lives. For authentic lessons, an educator can use the surrounding community, cultural backgrounds, or prior experiences of their students to create lessons that are truly authentic. Authentic lessons can be more interesting for t...