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Kelly Dunigan
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United States - Texas - Kerrville
Kelly Dunigan
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"Imagination is more important than knowledge." Albert Einstein (But knowledge is important!) KAD
 
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I developed this project when I was tired of the typical PE/Work lab where students climb the stairs. It's my best selling item for a reason. I...
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This lab is super inexpensive and so much fun! Students construct a “car” that runs on the power of a single balloon expelling air. Most of...
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This bundled lesson plan is for an 3-8 period project to design and build a plastic soda straw bridge. Students learn about forces and bridge co...
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This 45-90 minute fun activity is appropriate for many levels of science. You can use it as a filler, to take a break from more complex topics, ...
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This is my version of the paper helicopters you can find in paper airplane books. I love making these sorts of things. My question was, how can ...
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This is one of my student’s favorite activities and it works well in physics or trigonometry for vectors. Up to ten groups are given differe...
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Chemistry and physical science students often struggle with all the new terminology that accompanies lessons on physical and chemical changes and...
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Are you looking for ways to improve your interactive notebooks in physics? Reinforce the characteristics of transverse and compressional waves w...
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This short lab (35-45 min) has students collect data on a golf ball rolling across a surface and then data on it hitting a variety of rolling mas...
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This activity takes about 30 minutes from cutting to discussing. Students get 27 examples of motion and have to determine which law or laws of m...
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This fun lab activity is great for physical science and chemistry students at many levels. The "recipe" is written in chemistry speak and studen...
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This is a centripetal force lab that uses a toy in the form of a flying pig. A version of the Flying Pig lab is provided by one of the science e...
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My students were really struggling with the basic momentum and impulse formulas so I created this sort. Students work in pairs to match 25 situt...
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I have divided the Paul Newman, John Cusack film into 3 segments of about 40 minutes each. The watching guide has a total of 61 questions on it ...
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I developed this SIOP cooperative activity when my students were struggling with acids, bases, indicators, and pH calculations. Students are g...
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Students struggle with the concept of a mole and the best way to learn science is to “get it on you.” This activity has students make calcul...
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Students struggle with the differences between accuracy and precision and with determining the number of signicant digits or figures in a measure...
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We need our students to focus on the physics of a problem and not get bogged down in the algebra. How to do that? Use a formula sheet. This ve...
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This activity is designed for pre-AP or Honors level physics at the beginning of the unit on momentum and impulse. Students measure the average ...
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This two stage rocket lab is based on a Conceptual Physics Lab by Paul Hewitt. Students construct a "rocket" that will travel 4.0 m and then RET...
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ace1048
Buyer re: Series and Parallel Circuits Foldables and Lesson
Should the answer to Series Circuit Problem 1, question 2, be calculated using 49 Ohms as Rtotal as opposed to 39 Ohms?
May 10, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Kelly Dunigan
Kelly Dunigan  (TpT Seller)
This error has been corrected. Thanks so much!
May 10, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

WchsChemTeach
WchsChemTeach  (TpT Seller) re: Silver Bells Chemistry Lab
Do you include sample data calcultions?
December 26, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Kelly Dunigan
Kelly Dunigan  (TpT Seller)
I do not because every ornament is different. However, I can modify the file with sample calculations early next week. You'll be notified when the new file is posted. Thanks so much!
January 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

physicsqueen
Buyer
I purchased the Barbie projectile motion lab. What do you use as the hot tub? How large is it? I see that it is supposed to be placed 1 meter from the zip line but I didn't see any details about the actual hot tub.
November 24, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Kelly Dunigan
Kelly Dunigan  (TpT Seller)
I used a piece of paper cut with a 30 cm diameter. I once had a blow up pool for Barbies, but it was "killed" in one of my classes by an overzealous launcher. You could also use a pie tin or something similar.

I give credit if the Barbie hits the "pool" even if she bounces out.

I'd love to hear about or see pictures of your project!
November 25, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Teaching High School Math
Teaching High School Math  (TpT Seller) re: Star Trek 2009 Movie Analysis - Free Fall, Friction, Terminal Velocity - physics
Is there a link to the relevant part of the movie included, or do I need to buy the movie also? This sounds like a really fun idea!
November 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Kelly Dunigan
Kelly Dunigan  (TpT Seller)
You'll need to have a copy of the film. You can get it at Amazon.com now for about $10. A lot of students haven't seen it, which surprises me because it came out in 2009, but that actually makes it better. They are more interested in a film they haven't seen. :)
November 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Denise Henggeler
Denise H. re: Catapult Projectile Motion Lab - Toy Catapult that launches foam cats - Physics
Can you please tell me where you can purchase the cat-a-pult sets? I have used these in my 4th grade classroom for several years, and the cats are starting to lose their heads! :) My email address is dhenggeler@nen.k12.mo.us Thank you so much for your help!
April 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Kelly Dunigan
Kelly Dunigan  (TpT Seller)
I am sad to say that I can't find these anywhere anymore. Hands On Toys, where I originally ordered them, doesn't even have a web site or anything. I am so sad!
April 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

annbaker
Buyer re: Watching Guide for Fat Man, Little Boy - Nuclear Energy
does this come with an answer key?
February 10, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Kelly Dunigan
Kelly Dunigan  (TpT Seller)
It does not. It's easy to make as you watch the video, however. The next time I use it in class (some time in May), I'll create a key to go with it.

I start and stop the movie as answers appear and give students an opportunity to discuss what they've seen.
February 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

butterflywish
Buyer re: Plastic Soda Straw Bridge Build Challenge - Physics Project
Could I use this with young children. Grade 1?
November 6, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Kelly Dunigan
Kelly Dunigan  (TpT Seller)
Maybe. It involves hot glue guns...
February 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

jstar87
Buyer re: Newton's Laws Activity Sort
Can you send me an answer key so I can be sure?
jennifer.starks@christian.kyschools.us
November 4, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
Kelly Dunigan
Kelly Dunigan  (TpT Seller)
1st law only
a, h, k, L, n, s, u, v, y
2nd law only
d, e, I, t
3rd law only
f, j, m, r, z, 27
1 and 2
x, q, p
1 and 3
b
2 and 3
none
all 3
c, w
can't decide
g, o

I take different answers if my students can defend them when I come around to check them. For example, the one about the kitten could be first law if they ignore it hitting the refrigerator..
November 6, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

Andrea Myette
Andrea M.
The rocket lab looks great! WHere did you purchase latex-free balloons? Thank you.
January 23, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
Kelly Dunigan
Kelly Dunigan  (TpT Seller)
Amyette,

This lab is so much fun! It's one of the things students look forward to in physics.

I actually get balloons by the 1/2 pound at the Dollar Store. I warn students about the allergy (they know if they have it by the time they are in grade school). Most balloons today are latex free.

Oriental Trading and Party Stores also offer latex free balloons now. Orientaltrading.com is a great and inexpensive source.
January 23, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 27 years of experience as a physics and chemistry teacher. I was an co-author on the Teacher's Edition of a Glencoe Merrill high school physics text and have written ancillary materials for Glencoe and Holt in the areas of chemistry, physics, physical science, and environmental science. I am constantly developing new materials for my students. I love to create an innovative lab or challenge that gets them thinking! It makes me happy when my students think something is easy because of how I've presented it. It's important to me that the products I sell are ready to go out of the box. The teacher instructions are clear and concise, the information for making the solutions is exactly right, and that I've pointed out the problems you'll have in terms of safety, student errors, and managing materials. I'm proud of what I do and glad to share it with you. I've done some great work turning party tricks into labs and creating fun activities that cost pennies per student! Check out the match head rocket, my version of the micro-mole rockets, the two stage rocket, paper airplanes, etc. Whether you need something to get them thinking or something to drive the point home, I've either got it here, or I am working on it!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am a hands on teacher with a great sense of humor. I work to make engaging lessons that ask students to think for themselves. I love activities that have students saying, "Hey, look at this!" I'm big on safety. I teach my students to be respectful of chemicals and equipment, but not afraid.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Nominated for Texas Science Teacher of the Year 2011 Alternate Teacher of the Year, Vermont, 2007 Co-Author, Physics: Principles and Problems, Glencoe 1992 Top 10 Teacher Wichita Falls, 1992 Co-Author, Online Instruction: A Moderator's Guide, 1995 Top 100 Teachers, American School Board Journal, 1990 Invited speaker, American Association of Physics Teachers, 1990s

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. Composite Science, 20+ hours toward master's degree in physics.

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