Rena Paopao

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Recent Posts by Rena

Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:24 PM in Physics Roller Coaster Building
We used pipe insultation in our classroom to develop roller coasters as part of a Rube Goldberg invention. Students are studying energy transformation and many students are testing how to create a loop with their rollar coasters and have a marble flow through it without falling out. Through inquiry, many students are discovering that increasing the potential energy through increasing height makes...

Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:39 PM in Physic
Melissa thanks for the Phet simulation information. I found it extremely helpful when explaing abstract concepts to students.

Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:18 PM in Chemistry Apps
This afternoon I got fifty bucks worth of free Edmodo apps after completing a five minute survey. Edmodo has been a great way to develop an online education community with my students. I am able to post and receive assignments, students can save their work online, and links and files can be shared with students.