Hi! Hola! Ciao! Ola!
I am Dr. Alexandra Valdés and currently the science and math instructional coach at LEAD Southeast Middle School. I have been teaching science for more than ten years at both, the middle school and college level. I made this webpage to support my students while teaching science sixth grade. Overall, I like teaching interdisciplinary sciences and hands-on laboratory classes, but what I like the most is to do experiments with others!
A little bit more about me...
I was born and raised in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico but lived in New York for almost ten years before moving to Nashville, TN. I earned a Ph.D. in Marine and Atmospheric Sciences from Stony Brook University and a B.S. in Marine Biology from the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao. I love to travel and learn about different cultures. I have been lucky enough to have visited many countries around the world while being a college student; I have visited the Dominican Republic, Virgin Islands, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Canada*, England*, Scotland*, Spain, Italy*, Germany, Austria, and Denmark*, among others. I speak fluently two languages: English-Advanced and Spanish-Advanced, and want to keep learning Italian-Beginner and Portuguese-Beginner. They say the more languages you know the smarter you are (math is a language by the way) ;-)
In 2012, I moved to Music City with my husband. He is a Math Professor at Vanderbilt University and we have two super sweet pets, a cat named Kaya and a goldendoodle named Mileva. Both are named after famous female mathematicians.
I enjoy very much being surrounded by nature and friendly people like Nashvillians. I am very proud to be part of such a diverse and vibrant community here in Nashville. I strongly believe in giving back, thus, now it is my time to serve others as a scientist and educator. It is also very important for me to invest in a better future (kids' education), thus, I can't wait to learn more with you and I hope you find this page helpful.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Phone: (615) 727-4083
Address: 531 Metroplex Dr., Nashville, TN, 37211
* Most of my visits to these countries were related to scientific research as a graduate student and sponsored by college scholarships. DO WHAT YOU LOVE AND GO TO COLLEGE!
Sixth Grade Science
Unit 1: Scientific Method (Scientific Inquiry)
Hi! Here you can find more information about how scientist do their work: the scientifc method!
BrainPOP Scientific Inquiry
Unit 2: Ecology (Life Sciences)
Discover the fascinating world of ecology by exploring the websites below:
Unit 4: The Sun- Earth-Moon System (SEMS)
Here you can find wepages related to The Universe to help you study!
Unit 5: Weather & Climate (Atmospheric Sciences)
Here you can find websites related to the Atmosphere to help you review material discussed in class!
Unit 8: Energy (Physical Sciences)
Use the following websites to learn more about Energy!
BrainPOP Electric Circuits
BrainPOP Conductors of Electricity
Embedded Unit: Engineering Design & Technology (Engineering)
Want to learn more about Engineering & Tech? Investgate the following links!
How to contruct a BAROMETER
What is Engineeing?
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