Nicole Nihan

Personal goal is to help students become scientifically literate so they can be active participants in our democracy. The older I get, the more connections I can make between my life and science - this gets me excited and I want to share that excitement with our future. I currently work at a small, private, Catholic school in Framingham, MA. It is my first year at the school and I am working hard to provide a creative science classroom for my students.




Marian High School

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Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:45 PM in Cellular Respiration Help
Does any one have any resources for teaching cellular respiration they'd like to share? I'm coming back from February vacation and all I have planned is modeling the relationship between photosynthesis and cellular respiration using tooth picks and gum drops. I'm thinking as a final assessment I want the students to write an essay explaining the relationship between photosynthesis and cellular...

Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:12 PM in Biology novels
I am a big fan of 'A Short History of Nearly Everything' by Bill Bryson - he is pretty funny, its a long book but I often refer to it at different points of the year with my biology and chemistry classes.

Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:09 PM in Creative chemistry projects
There are some great ideas on this thread. I'm looking forward to looking into the Drinking and Driving resources - definitely relevant to my student's lives. I have midterms coming up a couple weeks after winter break ends, I think I may have to implement the 'Are you smarter than a 5th grader' chemistry book as a review project.