Hi, I'm your guide, Griff Jones.

Before becoming a science education professor, I was a classroom science teacher for 20 years. I was fortunate to work at a K-12 school that allowed me to teach students of many different ages. I loved getting to see students in every grade realize that science — along with technology, engineering and mathematics — is both relevant to their daily lives and FUN!

The learning goals I had for my own classroom are the same ones the IIHS  in the Classroom team has in creating this website: to inspire students, promote scientific understanding, highlight the relevance of science and foster a love of learning. Through this site, we hope students and teachers will enjoy learning and teaching about the science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts behind vehicle crashes and highway safety. This content is especially relevant to young people who have just started to drive or will be learning to drive soon.

We hope you find this site useful and welcome your feedback!


  • B.S. in Biology, Florida Southern College
  • M.Ed. in Science Education, University of Florida
  • Ph.D. in Science Education, University of Florida


  • Awarded professor emeritus status by the University of Florida
  • Faculty Fellow, Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, University of Florida
  • Scholarship of Engagement, P. K. Yonge Faculty Award, University of Florida
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching, Secondary Science
  • Outstanding Science Teacher Award, Florida Association of Science Teachers
  • District Teacher of the Year, Florida Department of Education

Relevant Articles

  • Jones, G., Dana, T., LaFramenta, J., et al. (2016). STEM TIPS: Supporting the Beginning Secondary STEM Teacher, TechTrends, 60(3), 272-288.
  • Jones, G. & Cronin Jones, L. (2013). A Science That Saves Lives. The Science Teacher, 80(1), 32-36.
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