After nearly 20 years in private industry, I began teaching full time 7 years ago. At UHD I cover classes in chemistry and physical science education for teachers. My own education spans both chemistry (University of Toronto) and education (University of Houston). I am an information junkie and read anything and everything I can. Friday and Saturday evenings you can follow me through Houston's art galleries, theaters and dance spaces. My "pet" project at the moment is choreographing chemistry concepts.
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Sun, Jul 23, 2017 8:16 AM in First Day of School Science Activities
The standard safety videos, including the one put out by the ACS, need some updating. We also have had students create short videos that each focus on one concept. I think students are more open to hearing about safety from their peers. I works well
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Sat, Jul 22, 2017 8:20 PM in Make-up tests
Steven I love this idea. Students are not very good at judging their own learning. Tools that can help them will develop their skills and ability to become self regulated learners. There are huge benefits to this both in and out of school
Fri, Apr 21, 2017 6:19 PM in Writing in STEM
I think that there are two sides to writing that have to be considered: learning to write and writing to learn. I have moved to guided inquiry labs and require that my students write lab reports. Since the labs are set up so that they collect and analyse data in order to answer a question, critical thinking is required. Las week one of my students complained about the time it tool to write the rep...
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Science News Infographics
Fri, Apr 11, 2014 4:17 PM Visualizing Data
Visualizing data and interpreting graphs are challenges for many students. Creating infographics is a fun way to support the development of these skills. This article will walk you through how to incorporate infographics into you teaching, A keeper!
Fri, Apr 11, 2014 3:59 PM Sorting
A very good activity on classification to demonstrates the issues of pattern recognition and comparison. I
Where's That Dolphin?
Fri, Apr 11, 2014 3:39 PM GIS Application
A nice application for GIS that supports data visualization.
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