Hi! Hola! Ciao! Ola!
I am Dr. Alexandra Valdés, and I am the 6th grade Science teacher at LEAD Southeast. I love teaching interdisciplinary sciences and laboratory classes. I am eager to work with you all this year!
I was born and raised in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico but lived in New York for almost ten years. 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 have visited many countries around the world (Dominican Republic, Virgin Islands, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Canada*, England*, Scotland*, Spain, Italy*, Germany, Austria, and Denmark*) and speak four languages (English-Advanced, Spanish-Advanced, Italian-Begineer, and Portuguese-Beginner). I love to travel and learn about different cultures.
In 2012, I moved to Music City with my family. My husband is a Math Professor at Vanderbilt University and we have a super sweet cat named Kaya. I enjoy very much being surrounded by nature and friendly people. I am very proud to be part of such a diverse and vibrant community; and that is why I love Nashville. It is very important for me to serve others and invest in a better future (kids' education). Thus, I can't wait to learn with you!
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 student and sponsored by college scholarships. GO TO COLLEGE!
Sixth Grade Curriculum
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 Earth-Moon-Sun System
Here you can find wepages related to The Universe to help you study!
Unit 5: Atmosphere (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?
SCIENCE FAIR PROJECT!!!
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