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Marquita Noel-Price

LBS 400: Abbot


3/21/15
Science Frameworks Reflection
After reading these science documents, which included the science frameworks and
detailed explanations widened my perspective on what knowledge I would have to know to teach
science in an elementary classroom. The information I would have to know is impacted and
significant. The knowledge needed to teach science in an elementary classroom comes in a
variety of forms that K-12th grade students need to know the core ideas, which create the
foundation and from their ideas are built upon. In third grade the topics that teachers focus on are
the life cycles and traits, which include births, reproduction, growth, and death. Students will
also analyze and interpret data, use evidence to support the explanation and traits, engineering
practices, eco-system, weather and climate, forces and interactions. The world revolves around
science and technology, which have prepared me for teaching my students.
A few classes that have prepared me to teach science would be Biology 120, Physics 300,
and Geography 350. The science classes that I took were an overload of information and I think I
only withheld thirty percent of the information. The subject, science, in general I learned through
teaching experiments and lessons at my job with my students. The lessons and experiments stuck
because I had to actually teach students and have hands on activities, which have prepared me to
teach my own classroom. The areas of science I feel well prepared in are the life cycle of plants
and animals, biology, interpreting and analyzing data, measuring. I feel prepared in weather and
climate, in which we can create graphs, observation and compare different climates and
precipitation. I also feel prepared in the eco-system. On the other hand, I feel less prepared in the

area of forces and interactions because they have always been hard to grasp the concept. I would
do experiments regarding forces and interactions, but to measure the distance and do calculations
were quite difficult. I think it was mainly the electric and magnetic forces. Throughout my
studies in college I have many artifacts to include in my portfolio.
The artifacts I plan on sharing as work samples are my Geography 350 research paper on
Haiti, which included demographics, natural disasters, and climate change. I will also include a
few lab reports from physics, my wiki assignment from biology and my science reflection. My
work samples demonstrate my knowledge in science based on the research that I had to do. For
example, my research paper on Haiti digs deep into society, science related issues, such as
natural disasters and the eco system, which included the community and social interaction. As far
as Biology, science taps into the breakdown of the gametes, etc. My samples are relevant to my
learning because they have taught me to be an investigator, use exploration, and think outside the
box. Also teaching science experiments with my students have prepared me and opened a new
perspective on science and it can be extremely fun.