Jean Watanabe




Maui Waena Intermediate School

Recent Posts by Jean

Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:39 PM in Waves!
Hi patricia, Thanks for the suggestions. I'm doing a slinky lab with my students and also trying to figure out other ways to demonstrate waves to help them understand it. I also wanted to know what else there was to do with the slinky besides what our testbook suggested - showing longitudinal and transverse waves. Any more suggestions dealing with any type of waves would be great! (we're movin...

Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:16 AM in "Life" in movies
I also showed "The Core" back when I taught 8th grade science and we discussed about whether or not it was possible. Got the kids thinking. Right now I am teaching 6th grade science (energy, motion & force, magnetism) and am stomped at what types of movies I can use to use to help them get excited about the topic. I also use discovery school videos but a lot of the ones I've found are educati...

Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:59 PM in Science Lessons for Inclusion Students
I'm doing a bunch of tings on the list that Dawn posted already in my classes...even sending them to the learning center once in awhile to get extra help. I really try to avoid sending them there since the point is to keep those kids in the classroom. Any suggestions on how to get those students engaged in the class? This is the first year I've had so many and some have aides that go with them e...

Recent Reviews by Jean

Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:54 PM
3 Properties & Changes of Matter Review
I thought this SciGuide was good. I used some of the lessons but had to modify it a bit. The lessons itself takes a lot of time to complete and with us having to stay on pace, it makes it difficult to squeeze in. Also, some of the links didn't work. One lesson, the Building blocks of matter had a link to go to to complete one of the lessons. It looked interesting but I couldn't go to the actual site that the students would have to go to. The physical properties of matter focused more on density, which I thought was pretty good. Overall, I think if a lot of the links on this sciguide worked, it would be a good one for me to follow.