Meet Griff Jones
My name is Griff Jones. I am a science education professor who spent 20 years as a classroom science teacher. As a science teacher, I was fortunate to work at a K-12 school which allowed me to teach students of many different ages. I loved my school day because it was evenly split between teaching physics to high school students and teaching all of the science subjects to elementary students. What I most enjoyed about this position was the opportunity to help students of all ages get excited about science. It was wonderful to see students from 5-18 years old realize that, by actively engaging in a combination of visual and hands-on learning experiences guided by a teacher, they could actually understand key science concepts and see that science really is relevant to their daily lives. It was also great to see students realize that science, along with technology, engineering and mathematics, could really be FUN!
These science learning goals (stimulating excitement, promoting scientific understanding, highlighting the relevance of science and fostering an enjoyment of learning) are the same learning goals that all of us on the IIHS in the Classroom team want to promote via this website. We specifically want student and teacher users of this site to enjoy learning and teaching about the science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts and principles behind vehicle safety and crash science, and we want everyone, especially new teenage drivers, to apply this crash science and vehicle safety knowledge and engage in safer behaviors when riding in or driving a vehicle. Knowledge is power and understanding the science of car crashes and vehicle safety can actually save lives. We hope you find this site helpful and useful. Enjoy!
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