Loyola Pasiewicz




Chicago. IL

Recent Posts by Loyola

Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:54 PM in Authentic Assessment: What Does it Mean?
One authentic assessment I do in my chemistry classroom is related to % composition. After we learn what % composition is, I give the students a forensics paper based lab. Prior to starting the lab, we watch a video clip of NCIS where there is a discussion about the GC-MS and the kind of drugs found in the victim's body. I then pass out the lab. There is list of suspects and descriptions ...

Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:36 PM in Safety First in Science

Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:35 PM in Safety First in Science
As a chemistry teacher, safety is the first thing I emphasize to my students starting on the first day of school. I use the Flinn saftey contract and I also have the students come up with their own list of safety rules prior to handing out the contract. After we come up with our own list of safety rules, we read the Flinn contract together. Also, because the students are minors, the contract is no...