Ross Hirahara

Elementary School teacher trying to magically create time to teach all of the subjects in one school day.




Hawaii Department of Education

Recent Posts by Ross

Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:03 PM in Solar System Lesson Plan
You've probably done this lesson already, but just my 2 cents. Definitely plan for them to have enough time to research and construct their projects. I've found that them taking home the projects either results in lost materials or one student in the group doing all the work. Therefore, I set aside only a certain amount of class time for them to work and give them a timeline of when the finished ...

Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:24 AM in Elementary Cell Lesson?
Yow! So many great responses! Thank you very much to all that replied! I definitely have a lot of new things to try out this year, first on my list, JELLO CELLS! Such an incredible idea! The only thing is how to adjust it to make sure it conforms to the Health & Wellness program (so frustrating!). Anyways, I appreciate the responses, I'll let you know how the lessons turn out.

Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:18 AM in Science and Special Education?
I have found that Science blocks are when the students with special needs really come alive. I believe the visual aids and hands on activities allow them much more opportunities to learn the material being presented to them in class. As a result, I try to incorporate a lot of language arts where I can during science experiments, as they are more receptive to the information. As a second year teach...

Recent Public Collections by Ross

5th grade Solar System Resources

3 Resources

Some resources for building background knowledge prior to teaching Earth, Moon, & Sun lessons.

The Solar System
Type: SciPack

Earth, Sun, and Moon: Motion of the Moon
Type: Science Object