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Erica Ebbel

Categories: Rupp's HR March 10, 2010 @ 7:31 PM 13 Comments      

On March 5th my class got to meet Erica Ebbel and we talked to her about her job and her secret life and we also asked her questions about her life. I did not get to ask her my question but here it is: How many beauty pagents have you won? Another person in my class got to ask that question so I know the answer. I remember that Erica told us that she is now working on a disease called the Huntington disease. It was really cool when Jack got to talk about his science fair project and how it did not succeed. Erica told him why it did not work. Meeting Erica Ebbel was a really spectacular experience that I will never forget!


  1. Mrs. Kolbert
    Hi Maria! I'm sorry you didn't get to ask your question but I'm glad it got answered anyway. I agree that it was very special to be able to speak with Erika over the computer like we did. I'm glad you enjoyed the experience.
  2. Jo Fothergill
    Hi Maria - I'm a primary school teacher in New Zealand teaching Year 5 (8&9 year old) students. I think it's fantastic you got to talk with a scientist and have your questions answered. It's amazing the opportunities we have with all this web2.0 technology.
  3. Lesley Edwards
    Hi Maria,
    I enjoyed reading your blog post. Isn't it fun to learn from people themselves rather than just reading about them in a book? What kinds of technology do you like to use in school?
  4. BeckyFisher73
    Hi, I live in Virginia and hadn't heard of Erika Ebbel until I read your blog. Your post was so interesting that I did a little research about her on the web. She seems to be very smart and talented. No wonder you thought meeting her "was a really spectacular experience."
  5. Mrs. Magee
    Hi, Maria!

    I am a teacher from East TN and a friend of Mrs. Kolbert's. It sounds like you are getting to do some very exciting things in class this year. Isn't that great! Using the computer to talk to experts from around the world is something that I loved doing with my students, and I hope you continue to enjoy the experience. I'm glad you got your question answered even though you didn't get to ask it personally.

    Keep Blogging!

    Mrs. Magee
  6. Chris Bennett
    Hi Maria - I run a program for primary school children called Pozitive Kidz are happy kidz here in Melbourne Australia. I'm glad you enjoyed meeting Erica Ebbel and I really enjoy it when children ask questions. So keep asking questions and have fun.
  7. Louise Phinney
    Hi Maria, I am a teacher in Singapore and I have to start my own blog soon, I really enjoyed reading your post, and now I have some ideas about what I can write about. I was glad to see you asking questions, we spend our whole day in our classroom asking questions as well. I hope to see more posts from you!
  8. Mavis Hoffman
    Hi Maria, I am a teacher from Major, Saskatchewan, Canada. It is so cool that you got to interview a real live scientist. I am loving being able to read your blog. I teach 13 grade 6, 7 and 8 in our school which has a total of 56 students from K - 12. If you would like to read some of our blogs you can find them here.
    Good writing Maria.
  9. Teresa McNamara
    G'day Maria,
    I'm a teacher in Brisbane Australia and I think it is wonderful that you are getting to learn from people inside and outside the classroom. I'm glad that you have had a learning experience that you will remember for a long time.
  10. Diane Main
    Hello Maria,

    I am a technology teacher in San Jose, California, and I am a friend of Mrs. Kolbert. I admit that I don't know anything about the scientist that you met, but I think it's very exciting that you got to meet and talk to someone who does such interesting work. Every one of us has special talents and gifts that we can use to help the world, and kids are no exception. The best thing about being able to write about your experiences on the Internet is that you don't have to wait until you're a grown-up to share your gifts with the world. Keep up the good work, and continue to be an encouragement to your classmates, like Jack, when they do something successful, even if it may not have felt like a success for him at the time. Thomas Edison learned more from his thousands of mistakes than he did from his successful patents.
  11. Mr Wood
    What a wonderful experience. Science is great because your failures teach you things.
  12. Maria C
    To Lesley Edwards:

    My favorite type of technology is the computer so you could do many things like blog!
  13. RJ Stangherlin
    I am really impressed with your blog. You did a wonderful job of capturing a very special class. As a blogger with 4 blogs, I cannot encourage you enough to continue to share your voice; it's young, fresh, and utterly delightful.

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