Teresa Walters

Science Teacher

Loup City High School
Higher Education Degrees
B.S., Biology and Earth Science, Kearney State College (now University of Nebraska at Kearney); M.S in Science Education with an emphasis in Biology, Kearney State College (now UNK)
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Hello, my name is Teresa Walters and I am currently teaching 9-12  science at Loup City High School, in Loup City, Nebraska.  I am also teaching a dual credit course  through Central Community College called Environmental Science.  In addition to teaching, I am also the  Science Olympiad coach, the Envirothon Team coach, the National Honor Society  sponsor and the HAL sponsor. During my 40 years of teaching, I have taught  almost every science class in grades 7-12.   I am married and we have 2 children and 5 grandchildren.  Outside of school, I enjoy spending time  with my kids and grandkids.

Project Description

My project involved three main activities: Quadrat Sampling lab, the  Prairie Protector Game and the Preservation Game.  The Prairie Protector Game is an online  game that helped my students learn about managing the Eastern Red Cedar. In  the simulation, the students use different treatments to control the invasive  tree. The Preservation Game has students work together to predict and analyze  how decision making may affect agricultural sustainability. In the Quadrat  Sampling Lab, the students analyzed the plant composition of four different  one meter quadrants (the quadrants were located in an area that had eastern  red cedar present). They recorded the number of grasses, forbs/legumes and woody  plants in each quadrant.  The students  collected a soil sample from each quadrant and determined the type of soil in  each location. They also completed a soil analysis for pH, nitrogen,  phosphorus and potassium.

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