Rebecca Falin

Chemistry & Physics Instructor




iSTEM Geauga Early College High School

Recent Posts by Rebecca

Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:04 PM in Chemistry in Early Childhood Education
Hi Payton, The American Chemical Society also has some activities created for young students.  Their site for elementary students is called Adventures in Science and their site for middle school students, which may have some activities you could adapt, is called Middle School Chemistry .  They also have put their publication, Inquiry in Action , online. Rebecca F

Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:59 PM in Field Trips
Hi Rochelle, Field trips can be a great way to engage students with science.  Our school asks us to include one field trip for each class.   Local museum and other educational institutions are a good place to start.  I've taken my chemistry students to a local aquarium the past two years where they have a hands-on program on water quality in the aquarium as well as a local waterway.  Biology s...

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...

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