In kindergarten we learned a lot about the water cycle. Although it was difficult to understand some of the words like condensation and precipitation, it was easy to remember how and why it rained or snowed. It was also a fun way to learn. We sang a song and then would act out what was happening in each part. From a gas that made its way to a cloud and soon became rain the teachers at the time really knew how to get information across to kids.
In first grade is when we started with a little more of the science fair type of things. Ms. M was one of my favorite teachers I’ve ever had for science. On the very first day of school, our science lesson was just a few fun experiments that we would learn more about throughout the year. She took an egg, a hard boiled one, and placed it over a glass jar. The jar had a longer neck and a wide bottom. She asked the class if the egg would ever fit into the jar, the whole class roared, “No,” and she then proved all of us wrong. She lit a match and dropped it into the glass jar, then placed the egg on the opening and plop. The egg fell to the bottom of the jar. It was like magic. We learned about land forms and how things were formed many years ago and how everything is always forming over and over again.
The rest of my elementary school science career then became a lot more fun. In second grad...
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...cleaner copper. I also learned what titration was. I was actually really good at all the titration stuff, which really surprised me.
My senior year I decided to skip any hard science class to take a really fun nature class. In this class we learned all about trees. I can identify trees from their leaves and bark which is a really cool skill to have when walking through the U.P.s beautiful woods. We also talked about rocks but that was very brief and I don’t recall much from that section. Moving into my college science classes wasn’t different. I took an environment class and learned about sustainability.
After all my experiences in science and with different teachers who all have different ways to teach I would say my science background will help a lot as I finish my degree at Northern. I am excited to keep learning and reviewing everything I’ve already learned.
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