Nathan Thompson


Pflugerville High School

Recent Posts by Nathan

Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:49 PM in Resetting Sci Guides
I have some sci-guides that I bought and completed at the begining of the school year so the certificates are for sept and oct I was wondering if there was a way to reset the sci-guide so I can recertify in it. I know I can just go through it, but I want to go through it and get the certificate at the end to say Apr or May.

Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:05 PM in Course Sequencing
I am new to the school but the system here seems to be Biology for Freshman, then as Sophmores and Juniors they can take two of the following: Integrated Pysics and Chemistry, Chemistry, or Physics. IPC is more for students who feel they are not yet prepared for either Physics or Chemistry. This may be because they feel they lack the math skills, they feel they lack the science skills or are n...

Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:43 PM in Educational Assitant's
I just realized that I misspelled assistant

Recent Reviews by Nathan

Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:15 PM
5 Excellent Lab Idea
This is a great lab idea. It allowed students to not only practice the chemistry they learned in their current class but required them to draw on knowledge from biology, and emphasized common science themes such as data organization, measurements, and inquiry. Creating an actual crime scene probably helped the students visualize their purpose and bring the activity to life. Great example and something to consider for science classes.

Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:22 PM
5 Good Example
Excellent example of a teacher themselves going through the process of improving their teaching and the ability of their students to learn. The author shares stories of their mistakes, and the process they took to eventually be succesful in the classroom. Good example of bringing inquiry into the classroom.

Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:47 AM
5 Great Career
I don't know if this still happens in the NSTA magazine, but if not, I hope they start doing it again. A great way to get students excited about science, by giving them a reason to.

Recent Public Collections by Nathan

Careers In Science Collection

57 Resources

Use in class so kids see how science applies to so many careers.

Connect the Spheres with the Coal Cycle
Type: Journal Article

Caving in the Classroom
Type: Journal Article

Websites to look into

17 Resources

K-12 Flexbooks/Open Source Textbooks.
Type: User uploaded resource

Science Hack Videos
Type: User uploaded resource

Science Sampler: Teaching cell anatomy with a fabric model
Type: Journal Article

Tried and True: Cell organelle employment advertisements
Type: Journal Article