Elizabeth Penn-Jones

I am a secondary science educator and I have been teaching for 3 years. I have a love for learning new and engaging ways to teach science to my students. Ultimately, I would like to be a content coach for new teachers and work at the collegiate level.




Kapolei Middle School

Recent Posts by Elizabeth

Thu May 02, 2013 4:06 PM in Best Websites
I just discovered a virtual lab for locating epicenter without using a compass. Here's the link: http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/science/virtual_labs/ES09/ES09.html The lab is easy to follow and the kids get a better idea of triangulating an epicenter. In addition, there are journal questions that students must answer to get a better idea about epicenters.

Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:01 PM in Virtual Labs
Ryan, Splitting the classroom into a virtual and hands on lab sounds like an excellent idea to solve the problem for limited resources and large classroom size. I was wondering what to do for the virtual side but an independent webquest sounds like it would be an excellent idea that would need minimal supervision while I work with the hands on students. I love webquests as alternative assessmen...

Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:11 PM in Virtual Labs
Thanks guys for the wonderful interactive web links. Unfortunately, I seldom saw any virtual labs for Earth Science. However, there are interactives from other subject areas that are covered in Earth Science, so maybe there is a possibility of integration of interactives into Earth Science. I agree with you Pamela, I do believe that there is a different section of the brain that is being used whe...

Recent Reviews by Elizabeth

Wed May 08, 2013 2:37 PM
3 Geat interactive sites for students
The rock cycle interactive web sites are an excellent way to reinforce a lecture. While I was navigating the sites, I noticed a few hiccups on the java script end, but not really anything that would deter a student from attaining the overall message with the interactive. I gave it 3 stars because of the hiccups in java script.