Natasha Cooke, a National Board Certified Teacher, is the Science/Math Specialist for the Children's First Network #4 servicing twenty-one schools. She taught science for ten years and was the Science Coach at P.S. 282 in Brooklyn, NY. She also is an adjunct professor at CUNY: Brooklyn College where she teaches elementary science education, biology, and chemistry, and inquiry-based science courses to pre-service teachers. Currently, she is pursuing her doctorate in Elementary Science Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research focuses on the impact and connection between teachers of science and informal instituions, such as museums. As a TRUST alum from the American Musuem of Natural History, she encourages all teachers to never stop learning! Action research and professional development is a way to keep growing. Her favorite motto is "You learn something new everyday!"
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Natasha's articles on teaching elementary science.
NEW Homemade Habitat – Edible Birdhouse Bonanza
NEW Science Notebooks: How to Assess
NEW Why are Field Trips Important
NEW Light Reflection
Science Fair Projects are fun!
Science Project Grading Rubric
Science Technology Family Night
Science Workshop Model Lesson Plan
Ideas for Differentiating Your Science Classroom
Finding the Volume of Irregularly Shaped Objects
The Five E's: A lesson plan model
Ideas for Science Notebooking
Science Notebooking: How to get started
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Web Mentor Judy Jones writes about teaching high school science. Here is a sampling of her articles.
Professionalism – For Science Teachers
When Did I Become a Reading Teacher?
A Passion for Science – The Zeal to Teach
Planning Science Lessons Using the Five E’s
Enliven Your Class with Simulations and Analogies
Putting Reading Back in Your Science Classroom
Cure for “Senior Slack!”
Games: Do They Work?
Science Students Through Discrepant Events
Scientific Inquiry Alive
Creating a Newspaper about Genetics
a Science Club
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