Gina Mirto

My name is Gina, I am a middle school science teacher. My goal is to be a professor at a university. My interests range from hockey to marine biology. Proud stepmom and happy wife.



Recent Posts by Gina

Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:21 PM in Mechanism of plate tectonics
Hello, In our curriculum we definitely focus on convection when discussing plate movement. If there is new information out there which could correct an older preconceived notion than I would be all for shaking up our standards. Please post when you have conclusive evidence as to a change in any evidence to refute the convection theory, I'd love to introduce it to my students.

Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:17 PM in How to Get Students to Look At the Night Sky
The planetarium was an excellent way to show our students how the stars shine at night. We also downloaded the tracking our stars app so that we could project the stars and their locations on the board during class.

Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:09 PM in Are You Teaching about the Moon?
The students loved the information about the surface of the moon! Thank you so much for posting about this. Nothing catches the kids attention quite like an interesting videos or explosive reactions on a distant planet. Thank you again.

Recent Reviews by Gina

Sun Nov 02, 2014 3:21 PM
5 Gina's Take on Maria's Collection
This collection is representative of an educator who is dedicated to gaining knowledge in a content area in which she wants to be an expert for her students. The articles are specific and reflect a cohesive curriculum focus. This teacher will be well versed on the rock cycle after reading and reviewing all of the information in this collection.

Recent Public Collections by Gina

Science Education

7 Resources

Bridging the Two Cultures: A Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching and Learning Science in a Societal Context
Type: Journal Article

A Beach in Your Classroom
Type: Journal Article

Inquiry Collection

3 Resources

Toward a Better Understanding of Population Genetics: Pop!World—A Virtual, Inquiry-Based Tool for Teaching Population Genetics
Type: Journal Article

Inquiry-Based Instruction
Type: Journal Article