16 years experience teaching all kinds of science: physical science, physics, forensics, astronomy, anatomy, and biology
I like to give students experience, then draw the knowledge from that experience. When they have something concrete to reflect upon, scientific ideas aren't as much of a stretch as when they are just presented without context. I taught 9th grade physical science for 14 years and I find there are so few unique resources for this class. Activities and worksheets for the content are often aimed at younger students or upper level physics and chemistry students. I aim to create activities with enough complexity that they are suitable for high school, but that still cater to the still maturing brain. I have also recently started teaching biology and have moved my love for creating materials for students into this new subject.
Presenter at local, statewide, and national conferences (including NSTA)
BS in Education 2001, major: biology, minor: chemistry MAT Physics 2007
Specialty, Science, Anatomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Social Studies - History, Career and Technical Education, General Science, Physical Science, Criminal Justice - Law, Forensics, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Valentine's Day, For All Subjects