University of Connecticut explores Energy, Machines,and Motion from STC Secondary

29th September, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 6 Comments

Pre-service teachers at University of Connecticut working with STC Secondary's unit Energy, Machines, and Motion

 On September 22, 2010 Carolina Curriculum spent the day working with the pre-service teachers at the University of Connecticut.  Katie Arace, Regional Manager for Carolina Curriculum and Jim Smoyer, worked with the professors at the university to help put inquiry materials and resources that are necessary in the hands of future teachers.  Carolina Curriculum believes that the more exposure and awareness future educators have the more comfortable they will be teaching inquiry to our students.  In the Energy, Machines, and Motion unit students investigate energy and the many forms that it can take, how forces do work to change energy from one form to another, how machines reduce the effort force needed to do work, and how forces change the motion of objects.

Click here for a FREE downloadable lesson from the unit and explore the motion of a mousecar today!

Posted on: September 29, 2010

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Phillip Axelrod

September 29th, 2010 at 2:28 pm    

As a student teacher and future educator, I feel that this approach to teaching Middle School science is FANTASTIC!

The inquiry activities and basis in research make for an effective educational program.

Michelle Guida

September 29th, 2010 at 2:29 pm    

I feel as those these science inquiry activities would really engage students and encourage them to think deeply about science. I wish I got to explore science like this when I was in middle school!

Michael Badulak

September 29th, 2010 at 2:31 pm    

This science handbook really works along several ways to teach the principles of science to students. Initial activities, appropriate scaffolding, and hands on along with abstract ties to students’ lives, used as intended, I can’t think of anything better!

Chelsea Maigis

September 29th, 2010 at 2:33 pm    

These science labs activities are a great tool to engage students and encourage independent inquiry thinking.

Sammie Lotz

September 29th, 2010 at 2:36 pm    

I am overjoyed to see that our teachers of tomorrow believe in inquiry. When I went to college, a long time ago, I wish I had the opportunity to experience inquiry science first hand. My students enjoy inquiry science and thrive in an inquiry environment. I look forward to hearing about all of your first years teaching and keep us at Carolina Curriculum informed of all of your classroom experiences so we can continue to learn from one another!


March 4th, 2011 at 12:50 pm    

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