I've spent the better part of the last decade working with formal educators and helping them teach science in unique, hands-on, inquiry-based ways! I've seen first-hand that it isn't always the case that scientists are teaching science classrooms, and I enjoy designing curriculum that is fun to teach and fun to learn. I have primarily worked in informal education, working as an interpretive National Park ranger and then as a museum educator. Recently, I have been hired by many institutions to write science curriculum, and I thought I would share my programs and curriculum in this format.
I think the best way to learn science is to do and and experience science. My curriculum focuses on hands-on, inquiry-based learning that is innovative and fun (above all). I also try to focus on budget-friendly materials that are easy to obtain by the average teacher on a shoestring budget!
I was awarded the Society of American Archaeology Dienje Kenyon Fellowship for Archaeological Research in 2006 for my research on using freshwater mussels to answer archaeological questions. This is a national award given to a female graduate student in the field of archaeology.
B.A. Anthropology - University of West Georgia; M.A. Applied Anthropology - Mississippi State University; Certified Interpretive Guide by the National Association of Interpretation; Registered Professional Archaeologist
Science is everywhere. My 6 years spent working with students and patrons in museum and informal settings has allowed me to hone my skills of curriculum development, and I hope that you find my products useful for your own classroom. I strive to make my curriculum age and grade appropriate while being challenging and stimulating discussion and inquiry by students and participants alike. Thank you for your interest! I am just getting started on TpT. Please FOLLOW ME so you can stay up-to-date on new products that will be uploaded very soon!