Tabitha (Booth) Secretario

I love learning and spending time with my family.




Waiakea intermediate

Recent Posts by Tabitha

Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:22 AM in Split 7/8 science help needed
Focus on the math and ELA standards that are needed for students to be successful in your high school courses and life, using interesting science content as the book to get students interested.

Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:06 PM in Movies?
Just checking in...are there any new movies or TV shows worth showing?

Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:00 AM in Discrepent Events
Dropping a feather and hammer. Ask if you would get the same results on the Moon and why? Also, video clips and close-up pics. are also great anticipatory sets.

Recent Reviews by Tabitha

Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:21 AM
5 Great for finding Online Resources
One can spend hours looking for helpful Online Resources on Rocks and the Rock Cycle or use this SciGuide. I think all teachers should review the Common Misconceptions About Rocks and Minerals, first and then go through the rest of the guide. I also really liked The VisionLearning site for those fast/more independent learners.

Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:12 AM
4 This Guide is Perfect for Middle School
I was surprised to see this guide with average ratings when NSTA's Plate Tectonics SciPack was awesome. However, I think the problem is this guide is currently considered a high school guide and yet it really is more appropriate for those teaching Earth Science at the middle school level. One thing I really like about this guide, is section on Seismic Waves; in Hawaii, we have a benchmark, "SC.8.6.2 – Explain how seismic waves provide scientists with information about the structure of Earth’s interior," but our textbook does a very poor job of doing so. This guides teaches about Earth Structures and Plate Tectonics in the order that it should be taught - It is a perfect unit for a beginning Earth science teacher and helpful resource to veteran teachers esp. for those looking for online sources or graphics. That said, some sites/links no longer exist and others could be added. For more updated websites checkout NSTA's Earth and Space Science Community Forums:)

Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:03 AM
5 SSEP participants have to get this guide!
In the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP), students write experiment proposals to be conducted on board the International Space Station (ISS). This guide provides a multitude of resources to get students' scientific minds thinking about space and helps to guide them in developing interesting and worthwhile experiments. This guide is so extensive, it took days to navigate through all the different links and I was able to do different sections with different classes so that student groups didn't come up with similar ideas, so be prepared to devote some time both in and outside of the classroom. For more information on SSEP visit

Recent Public Collections by Tabitha

Space Science

15 Resources
Type: User uploaded resource

Solar System
Type: SciGuide


4 Resources

Websites I like, and my digital LPRs
Type: User uploaded resource
Type: User uploaded resource


5 Resources

Type: Book Chapter

Water “Stick-to-It-Ness”: A Penny for Your Thoughts
Type: Book Chapter