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United States - Florida - West Palm Beach
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Weather observation project - calls for students to make observations and then search for patterns. Good use of technology as an online database ...
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October Sky is a movie that I always devote 2-3 class periods to show the film in its entirety to my 9th grade earth science students. It is a ph...
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Need to teach a unit on weather? Want to make it dynamic? Infuse technology - including real time data, GIS (geographic information systems) tool...
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This worksheet accompanies my Weather Unit. It utilizes an interactive website (see preview) and engages the students in analysis of clouds and c...
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This is a rather creative way to introduce students to convection and its relevance to energy transfer in the atmosphere and oceans. It offers a ...
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A thorough outline to help students explore evidence supporting plate tectonics. This outline includes sets of images created in GIS software tha...
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Save yourself the time of locating great online resources for visualizing fronts and water vapor circulation. I have personally used each during ...
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A novel method for engaging students in the study of weather instruments when you want them to become familiar with them but do not have the time...
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This is an excellent introductory lab investigation for first year chemistry students. Constructivist based, this lab affords students the opport...
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Looking to bring electromagnetic radiation studies alive? Looking for some technology infusion? Then this is an ideal worksheet to supplement oth...
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This activity utilizes an interactive website developed by the University of Wisconsin designed to enable students to explore satellite images an...
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This zip file is a collection of 6 files that will help you to teach an astronomy unit using "Astronomy Village" (developed by the Classroom of t...
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Excellent early year lab investigation. I use this as my 2nd of the year. (My first is a constructivist lab, posted here called "Evidence of a Ch...
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This is a very creative approach towards the introduction of the mole and molar mass. It is derived from actual data collected during a lab inves...
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Another classic experiment adapted to provide additional background and meet the learning needs of todays students. Students learn to handle the ...
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This investigation enables the student to discover the relationship between mass and volume. The strategy as with most of my activities attempts ...
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Has relative humidity been a challenging topic to teach? Would you like a worksheet that enables students to master the concept as well as solve ...
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This is a highly practical experiment where students determine the presence of iron in Total cereal (or equivalent.) In fact, it can be an intere...
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This adaptation of the classic copper - silver nitrate reaction introduces students to stoicheometry, conservation of mass (or reinforces this co...
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Heat of Combustion enables the student to explore basic thermodynamics, exothermic reactions, gain practice writing and balancing equations and w...
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Allan B.
Hi Alan: do you have some 'sample answers' for your "Heat of Reaction" lab ?

please let me know
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Buyer re: Weather Unit Outline with suggested activities
Hi Alan,
I just purchased the weather unit and a few other activities regarding Meteorology. I'm a first year teacher instructing a semester course on Meteorology as an elective for high school students. I started the course with current events (Hurricane Irene), but am now getting into the basics of the course and discussing the atmosphere and its layers. I was looking at your outline and wondered if there was any further instruction for the Lab investigation - flow of a fluid....or in which resource it could be found.

Thank you for your help in advance!
Melissa Spigutz
September 5, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
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Alan Sills  (TpT Seller)
Melissa,

Honestly its been a while since I uploaded that file and I can't locate the original on my current computer (I'm sure it is on a backup drive *somewhere*. Would you be kind enough to copy and past to profsci@gmail.com the content you are asking about (flow of a fluid)? Also - great idea to start with current events; you may also find great value in sharing www.weatherbell.com - their home page has a great interactive tool that includes the ability to overlay tracks from all the models on tropical systems; additionally are you familiar with the weather underground? (wunderground.com). Contact me at profsci@gmail.com and I will attempt to help further.
Al
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Thanks, Alan. I got your note. You should have my reply. Best, Jack.
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Dear Alan,

My name is Jack Dennison. I am the Editor-in-Chief of www.FunnelBrain.com, an educational website. I am writing to you because the quality of the work you have posted to PTP distinguishes you as a talented author. I am looking for teacher-authors to create custom study review materials for FunnelBrain (on a paid basis, of course).

These study materials would take the form of online flashcards, quizzes, and study guides for high school and college level courses, as well as for certain standardized exams such as the GMAT, the SAT or the GRE. We are also interested in lesson plans built around activities that can take place on www.FunnelBrain.com.

If you are interested in a paid writing assignment, please email me at jack@funnelbrain.com, and I will respond with details on the available assignments. In the meantime, please feel free to browse FunnelBrain.com.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Regards,
Jack Dennison
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Alan Sills  (TpT Seller)
Jack,

I replied to you from my email alan@alansills.com - if you did not receive my reply, please advise.

Sincerely,

Alan Sills
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Carla M.
Hi Alan,
This is Carla_McAuliffe. I am working on the EET chapter (Climate GIS) that you started back in 2004. What is your current email? I would like to complete it and was hoping to ask you a few quick questions. I am still at Carla_McAuliffe@terc.edu.
Thanks,---Carla
August 29, 2006 Report inappropriate comment
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Alan Sills  (TpT Seller)
Carla,

How are you doing? I don't know if I ever replied to your 2006 inquiry through teachers - pay - teachers regarding my contact info. Feel free to contact me at this email: alan@alansills.com

Sincerely,

Alan Sills
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Alan Sills is an educational specialist with over 20 years of classroom experience. Mr. Sills has taught high school earth science and chemistry along with college level chemistry, meteorology, modern technologies and physical science. Mr. Sills has served as webmaster for NJESTA (www.njesta.org) and has presented, largely on the topic of effective technology infusion and inquiry learning in the secondary science classroom on the local, state and national levels. Mr. Sills has worked with a number of national programs and projects including EarthView, developed by Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory; Global Systems Science, a product of the Lawrence Hall of Science as well as several others. His ongoing activities include private consulting and professional development programs for secondary educators on technology infusion and inquiry learning.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Mr. Sills uses a varied style with his students. He sets high standards and often uses an "understanding by design" approach where students function as active learners and work to construct their own knowledge.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Mr. Sills has received local earth science and chemistry teaching awards. He has received several grants during the course of his career. Most recently, Mr. Sills successfully completed the Information Technology in Science graduate program at Texas A&M designed to expore inquiry learning in science using technology.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. in Earth and Atmospheric Science M.A. in Instruction and Curriculum/Earth Science Supervisors Certificate earned in NJ in 2003

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