Jennifer Hicks

I am an 8th grade Science teacher in Savannah, Georgia.



Recent Posts by Jennifer

Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:21 PM in new evolution simulation
This looks like a great simulation.  I just played with it and I think the students would love this.  I plan on integrating this in my biology classroom next year.  I am glad that the teacher guide is there as well as the NGSS which make planning so much easier.   Thanks for sharing this wonderful resource.

Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:14 PM in Photosynthesis
There is a great game located at: This is an interactive game that covers topics such as: leaf anatomy, light dependent reactions,the Calvin cycle.  There are  are quiz and score sheet.  Other games/labs located on this site are:body systems ( physiology),cells, ecology,evolution & classification,genetics & me...

Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:28 PM in Increasing Student Engagement in Science Lessons
Kahoot is a lot of fun!  You are right when you say the students celebrate as a group.  I have found that this platform works well on both iPads and phones.  My students love to use this as a review tool during class for a test.  I have found that I can  also use it as a active pre test - which helps me see where the students stand prior to teaching a topic.  Live feed back is a great tool for kn...