One of the assignments given in this class was to “decookbook” a science activity in place. The idea of Decookbooking comes from an article by Thomas W. Shiland called Decookbook It! (1997) where he challenges science educators to take apart the activities provided in the teachers manuals and make them more student based and more interactive for the students. Continue reading
by Talisha Frederick
During the Teaching Science in The Elementary School method as part of the elementary education program at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln I was given a great opportunity to spread my wings as an educator using a science mind set. If I had to pick my least favorite subjects in school they would be reading and science. The funny thing is the lesson I have grown most from is the literature analysis assignment that was assigned mid way through the semester. Continue reading
Mrs. Jones (L) and Mrs. Hurt (R).
With everyone posting first day pictures, I thought I would instead show people that inspire me! Continue reading
The group presentation on the explore phase did a really nice job of focusing students on the properties of air. Students were asked to determine what was in a mystery bag that was really “empty.”
The first group presented on how to engage students in learning science using the 5 senses. Continue reading