Rebecca Falin

Chemistry & Physics Instructor




iSTEM Geauga Early College High School

Recent Posts by Rebecca

Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:03 PM in Looking for Physics Resources/Materials-Electromagnetism
Hi Kyle, I know how difficult it can be for a new teacher to develop and equip a new classroom. There are some online simulations that you can use on chromebooks. In particular, PhET has a whole series of science simulations and is working toward converting their older ones into HTML so that they can be used on a greater range of devices. PhET Simulations for Chromebooks You'll note...

Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:01 AM in Flipped Classroom
Hi Haley, This [url=]infographic on the Flipped Classroom[/url] gives a nice overview of the process. Flipped classrooms aren't really new. English teachers have long assigned reading assignments for students to do as homework so that they could come to class prepared to discuss and engage in the material. The advent of the digital age h...

Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:53 AM in Elephant Toothpaste
Are you using 30% hydrogen peroxide from a chemical supply (like Flinn)? A long narrow container, like a graduated cylinder also helps. I use potassium iodide and typically get a nice fountain followed by oozing.

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

Flipped Classroom

4 Resources

Resources for a flipped classroom.

Science 2.0: “Flipping” Your Classroom
Type: Journal Article

Science 2.0: A Flipped Classroom in Action
Type: Journal Article

A Microbial Murder Mystery
Type: Journal Article

Trial by Science: A Forensic Extravaganza
Type: Journal Article

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