Grisdel Macoto

My name is and I'm 28 years old. I am currently enrolled in Florida International University and I am studying to become a special education teacher. I look forward to learning a lot from this website since it seems to be a good tool for teaching science.



Recent Posts by Grisdel

Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:41 AM in Garden Activities
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Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:37 AM in Garden Activities
Hi there, It's so awesome that you have a garden in your school. You can do so much with it. I have a idea you might like.... In one of my classes at the university, we learned about germinating Lima beans to teach students. This lesson entailed using a damp paper towel, and setting 3 Lima beans inside a ziplock blag and placing them on top of a the damp towel. No later than a week, the ...

Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:24 AM in Hands-on Activities
Hi there Beverly, Hi there, I really like science and doing hands on activities. I think you might like an activity about chromatography. You can have the students learn about how all the colors make up the color black. By using easy to find materials like a coffee filters, a marker, a transparent plastic cup, and water, the students can see how the colors separate. Then you can introduc...

Recent Reviews by Grisdel

Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:25 PM
5 It's stuck on you!
Before coming across this article i would've never thought about doing such activity, I found this activity to be really creative. This activity allows students to use engineering concepts to figure out what band-aid is the best one for purchase and allows students to experiment, explore and compare the degree of waterproofing on different types of bandages. They also make/engineer a knuckle bandage that does not leak. I think this is a great activity for the classroom because it is very hands-on.

Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:47 PM
5 Habit of Persistence
This article is very interesting because the habits of mind can be helpful when developing good problem solving skills. Many times students want immediate answers to everything but helping students develop this habit of mind (persistent) will help the student not to rely only on the teacher for answers, but rather use the tools that they already possess. I recommend this article because it makes a lot of sense and can help teachers model the persistence for students to follow.

Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:09 PM
5 Really great resources
Carili Rubin, This is a great collection because it contained really good information. This will defiantly be useful when teaching students about this topic. When I was growing up, I never remember the teachers ever doing hands on activities about the connection between the environment, animals, and if effects on each other. The article "What Happens When an Environment Changes", really helps to be able to teacher students about cause and effect of environmental change on living things. Very good collection.... Thank you!!

Recent Public Collections by Grisdel


8 Resources

Teaching matter and various states of matter

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

Science Shorts: All That Matters
Type: Journal Article