Mr. Bruce Jones

I joined the SSRC in 2013 as the Secondary Science Specialist. Prior to assuming this role I taught 6-9th grade science and biology at Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies, Smith Jr and Brimhall Jr.


Mr. Jones’ Lemon Squares

Here is my recipe with modifications:


2 C Flour
1/2 C Powdered Sugar
dash of salt
1 C butter

Mix and press into 9X13 pan. Bake 15 min at 350. (I mix the dry ingredients and then cut in the cool butter until it is all crumbly, then press)

Filling: (Mix until fluffy then pour into crust)

4 eggs beaten
2 C sugar
1/4 C flour
6 Tbs Lemon Juice (I always up this to 1/2 C [8 tbs])
* I have also started adding a couple of packets of True Lemon (near the tea) to up the tart w/o increasing the liquid

Bake at 350 F for 25 min. Dust with powdered sugar.

Easier to cut if they have been refrigerated.

VARIATION:  I have a friend who has done a one and a half recipe and made them in a jelly roll pan with great success.  They come out much thinner, but if you are making a bunch then this would be a good option.  You may have to vary the baking time.



Mr. Jones


Phone: 480-472-0270

Science Fair Information


This summer I attended conferences on the upcoming implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards and how we can implement the recommendations of the National Academy of Sciences in our nation's schools.  

I graduated from ASU with a degree in Secondary Education - Biology. I carry my Provisional Gifted Endorsement and am highly qualified in Middle School and General Science.  During college I worked as an intern for the Arizona Game and Fish Department and as a research assistant in a plant genetics lab at ASU. 

I have always loved science and really enjoy working with the Middle School population. My goal is to make science come alive for our students. Hands-on and minds-on activities are used to help the students discover science for themselves. 

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