Cheska Robinson

Middle school science teacher and state ed education specialist Author of "From the Listservs Roundup" column, Science Scope (2016-2018) Mother of hens, chocoholic, and adventurer in upstate New York




Schoharie CSD

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Recent Posts by Cheska

Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:14 AM in Increasing Student Engagement in Science Lessons
Prior to playing the game, you can turn on the random name generator. Students don’t like it because they can’t make their own names, but it takes out inappropriate names all together. It also gives you a count of how many are signed in before starting the game. If I know I have 24 students total that day and only 22 players are showing, I do a quick anonymous shout out like.. okay in order fo...

Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:40 AM in teaching the flow of energy within a food web.
What grade is this for? I just finished with 8th grade. Our phenomena was an article and video on David Latimer's bottle garden. We then created our own closed bottle gardens for Explore. Did notes, models for Explain on energy flow, photosynthesis and respiration. We used modeling labs on photosynthesis and respiration for Elaborate. Our test was in CERs based on energy flow, food webs, phot...

Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:31 AM in Connecting with experts
One of my goals is to increase student awareness of STEAM careers. I am slowly reworking my units to become more 3D and problem-based. I would like to connect with STEAM experts and professionals, so students could interact with them and ask them questions for their research. I am in a rural area though, relatively new to the community, and am struggling to find companies and organizations with ...

Recent Public Collections by Cheska

Blow-by-Blow Inquiry: Students use their minds and lungs in this engaging inquiry activity
Type: Journal Article

Teaching Through Trade Books: Science From the Heart
Type: Journal Article

Injecting Inquiry Into Photosynthesis Investigations
Type: Journal Article

Our Human–Plant Connection
Type: Journal Article

The Virus Debate
Type: Book Chapter