Rebecca Falin

Chemistry & Physics Teacher


Elizabeth, WV


Wirt County High School

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Recent Posts by Rebecca
Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:44 PM in Free, Simple Way to Measure Speed
Another video analysis program is Tracker .  Its free and if you have access to computers, but not to Logger Pro or Vernier Video Physics, this one is good and not too difficult to use.  

Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:40 PM in Halloween Demos
I know I'm late here, but I like Flinn's Reappearing Pumpkin and I tie it to oxidation-reduction reactions with my AP students....

Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:36 PM in Retaking Tests
I also have seen little benefit from mandatory class retakes. Most students won't take the second test any more seriously than they took the first one. I allow one retake on a test, but ONLY if the student demonstrates that they have completed all homework and if they take the retest on their own time (before school, at lunch, after school, during an elective with the other teacher's approval). ...

Recent Reviews by Rebecca

Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:20 PM
4 Great Source for Ideas
This book just looked like so much fun that I had to purchase it and I wasn't disappointed. It includes over 50 different gadgets and gizmos, as they call them, organized around 7 physical concepts. Each one comes with questions that students should think about and each set includes the Next Generation Science Standards that that activity deals with. All the of the gadgets are readily available from a scientific supply catalog or Amazon at a reasonable cost. This book will motivate you to expand and use your science toy collection!

Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:21 PM
5 Really great ideas here.
Students need not only to be able to interpret graphs, but to find a good way to present that data. The use of infographics allow students to be creative as well.

Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:00 PM
4 Importance of Preassessment
The authors give a good argument for the importance of preassessment in the identification of misconceptions among students. Their examples of effective preassessment questions are good ones. Good read.

Recent Public Collections by Rebecca

Peer-Led Team Learning: A new teaching model focuses on student achievement through active learning
Type: Journal Article
Grade: High School

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A Place for Content Literacy
Type: Journal Article
Grade: High School

Who Killed Myra Mains? Students investigate a mock crime scene in an integrated science unit
Type: Journal Article
Grade: High School