Mary Miura-Aguinaldo

I usually teach freshmen (Physical Science) with the occasional odd "dangling" course thrown in for fun (sometimes Chemistry or Marine Science). I was born and raised in Hawaii, and my son and daughter are growing up here as well.




Mililani High School

Recent Posts by Mary

Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:16 PM in Energy resources
I teach physical science in Hawaii, and here's the unit we use to teach about different ways that electricity COULD be generated (and although Solar is a viable alternative, it does have it's drawbacks - like the fact that it doesn't work at night and there aren't any batteries efficient enough to store any excess generated during the day to use at night). I've attached the lesson plans (with lin...

Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:45 PM in Data Walls: Is Your School Using Them?
I totally agree with Suzanne on this one: I did go through and watch the YouTube video, and have some big mixed feelings about this as well. I know that there is a big push nationwide for looking at data to drive instruction, but that shouldn't necessarily be the ONLY motivator in the classroom. Data should help shape instruction and is certainly useful to see which students "get it" and which ...

Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:05 PM in Chemistry in the Kindergarten Class
I'm not an elementary teacher (I teach high school freshmen), but I also have young children (5 and almost 7) that are totally excited over science experiments. I've done demonstrations and activities with both of my children's classes when they were in preschool, and several are perennial favorites: 1) Making Slime - there are lots of different recipes out there (google search for recipes th...