Science is such a unique and highly captivating subject that so many young students find interesting and yet it is also a subject that the vast majority of students get discouraged by as well as lose interest in as they get older. There are so many different areas of science it is easy to be overwhelmed and get discouraged if you easily do not understand something. For this reason, I had decided I need to research a Citizens Science Project that I could bring not only bring into my future classroom but share with my students and their families as well.
According to Susman (2013), “science is a moving target, forever advancing and getting more complicated. It’s hard to keep up and really hard to catch up. What you learn in high school is often so different by the time you have kids of your own that you can’t easily help them with their science homework. Science changes faster than iPod models”. In this case study, Clifton High School principal believed that “students learn Science by doing, not simply by watching” (Picciano, 2011, p. 182). In 2009, the principal had trouble recruiting qualified science teachers and providing a full Science teaching program.
From collaborative learning inside of the student’s clusters of desk to hands-on lessons in STEM discovery, Galaviz is continually working to push the STEM envelope at Garfield Elementary. She hosts a Saturday STEM club for 4th - 6th graders, and recently, through a two-year grant funded by NASA and a partnership with Boise State University, she has trail-blazed even more at home learning opportunities. For K-6, each classroom now has the ability to take STEM backpacks home over the weekend. With three different lesson plans, students can now bring STEM home, experimenting and creating with the help of their
In undergrad, I volunteered my time as a teacher for the Saturday Science Academy on the campus of Charles R. Drew University. My work with the high school students reminded me that to make a difference, you must first care about the individual and understand their circumstances. The Saturday Science
A challenging new opportunity presented itself as Pat became the STEM instructor for Davidson County’s newest, most innovative middle school, Oak Grove. While she Incorporated her passion for driving students to reach their maximum potential she became a leader in the teaching community as the EXCEL (encourage, excellence, character, enthusiasm and leadership) sponsor for our PBIS team, a sponsor for the Robotics Team, and promoted numerous fundraisers throughout the entire school year for the general purpose of extending educational opportunities for all the students at Oak
When teaching natural sciences and technology, teachers need to promote an understanding of seeing these subjects as activities to promote curiosity and enjoyment about the world and that what we encounter around us. The history of science and technology should also be integrated with other subjects. Science and technology should be seen as a contribution to social justice and societal development (Motshekga, 2011). A growing need of discovery in science and technology needs to be promoted in order to form interest in ourselves, society and
Our group decided on the science understanding of chemical science as our theme through strong influence from the Victorian Curriculum, as we adapted our unit of work to focus on the ‘Three States of Matter’ that centred around looking specifically at solids, liquids and gases in detail. We thought that
Thank you for your consideration for our grant proposal Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathmatics (STEM) Improvement Project 2017. In 2016, the Juan Young Trust (JYT) helped fund Damascus Christian School (DCS) mobile computer cart with 30 chromebooks which allowed the intergration of more technology into our small school. This promoted an increase of student inquiry and interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathmatics (STEM) basics. Staff found school equipment outdated for the technology and difficult to encourage hands on interest without more relevant STEM improvements. DCS Administration would like to take the next step to further STEM education for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year, and has asked Damascus Christian Education Foundation (DCEF) to help fund a series of items aimed at meeting this goal.
Throughout this fall semester, as a Preservice Middle Level Educator, I have been observing and engaging in Ms. Mahdi’s 7th grade Science class. It is at this placement that I have collected artifacts for a portfolio to illustrate a competency and achievement related to the Association for Middle Level Education
Science is in my blood. I grew up always being fascinated in science both physical and environmental. My love for science started early when I was able to play outside every day and performing my own experiments in the backyard. Throughout middle school and high school, I
This is a question many parents struggle with. Should I be medicating my child for ADHD? Will the drugs cause other problems for my child? You’re not alone. Many parents have these questions. Some parents choose to give their child medication all the time, some only give the medication when
It is exciting to discover solutions to problems that affect others, as I am able to do this as I tutor students in algebra and chemistry at Montana State University Billings. I take an active interest in math and science and plan to get a degree in Chemical Engineering with a teaching options with the hope of being there to develop the next lithium ion battery, invent a new material to replace plastic, or develop a new liquid to replace soda. I love sharing math and science with college students and have specifically enjoyed helping out a disabled college student. Students are extraordinary in their own way. Finding out how to help them discover and share their gifts is
A. General Science Education Question Common Core State Standards (CCSS) No Child Left Behind Act (2001) was declared as a concern to the performance of American students compared to students in other countries. This policy led the states to develop standards and assessments to demonstrate accountability to the standards. However, because there
I also agree that bringing actual scientists to school will make kids more excited to learn. A few of my teachers in high school actually brought some of scientists and mathematics to our classes. I felt so excited and pay attention to everything they said.
Last year, I created an event to teach and inspire middle school students, who otherwise might not have gotten an opportunity, experience different ways that the skills they are learning today can translate into future careers. That event was STEM Wars. Born to expose younger students to different careers that involve Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, STEM Wars has grown exponentially since the inaugural event. STEM Wars 2 was held on February 27, 2016, at Arabia Mountain High School. With the help of my school's PTSA and a numerous amount of sponsors, we were able to raise over $5,500 for the event. The money went toward our challenges, gift cards, and tablets for the winning team, and $450 worth of scholarships for participating