Matthew DeSilva

I am a third year teacher in my second career. I earned my BS in Integrated Science with an emphasis in elementary education from Central Michigan University in 2009




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Recent Posts by Matthew

Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:47 PM in Where Can I Find Out More About NGS standards?
How are the Webinars for the NGSS? Are they doing one on each strand?

Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:45 PM in Plate Tectonics and need ideas right away!
I would do a week long track of earth quakes from the website. Every hour we would look at the information and the students would put it up on a large map of the globe. By the end of the week the ring of fire is pretty well defined. Google Earth is also an awesome computer resource if your class has access to it.

Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:41 PM in Sun Trackers
Last year I made a tool that would show the transit of the sun in relation to the Latitude of the viewer and the day of the year. If you are interested in something like that let me know. I did it for a 5th grade classroom. A little advanced for them but we completed the project in 3 45 minute class periods. It was pretty cool.

Recent Reviews by Matthew

Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:19 AM
5 Great starting point
I have ventured into notebooks this year. It is work but the rewards are amazing. In just one unit I can see deeper connections to the content. This collection has fantastic articles filled with tips and strategies to get you going.

Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:18 PM
4 Very Worthwile
WHile my 6th grade class will require me to modify this lesson, it is a great hands on engineering opportunity. Get your feet 5E wet.