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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 is utilized. Good intro to meteorology to generate questions and then spend the remainder of the unit
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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 phenomenal film that "every student should see" (stated by several of my freshmen over the years!) It is
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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 cloud patterns. I have found this activity helps to bring the study of clouds alive as students are doing
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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) tools and JAVA applets? This outline represents a several week unit (1-3 months) that can be infused
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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 good "hands-on" experience for the students. The lab is simple to conduct and will take less than 1
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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 that provoke student thought and analysis on data including fossil evidence, glacial evidence, sea floor
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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 some basic relative humidity problems? Then, this is the answer you have been looking for! Based upon
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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 and/or materials to have them build each. Students are introduced to websites and guided by questions
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Looking to bring electromagnetic radiation studies alive? Looking for some technology infusion? Then this is an ideal worksheet to supplement other instruction on the topic of electromagnetic radiation (EMR). It can also be used as a stand-alone
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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 the course of classroom instruction. These visuals have helped my students develop an understanding of
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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 investigation, but is written as a "thought experiment" so students may do the entire experiment by paper and
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This is an excellent introductory lab investigation for first year chemistry students. Constructivist based, this lab affords students the opportunity to conduct numerous qualitative and quantitative trials. Through experimentation, students truly
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This activity utilizes an interactive website developed by the University of Wisconsin designed to enable students to explore satellite images and learn how to interpret them. Good technology infusion, the questions are worded in such a manner as to
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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 to engage the student intellectually and in chemistry is as quantitative as possible. After the lab,
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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 the Future team in Wheeling, W. Va.) The software is NOT included with this zip file, you'll have to
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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 "thermochemical" term (heat term) within a balanced equation. The experiment involving zinc and
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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 Chemical Reaction.") This lab engages students in the exploration of the behavior of substances upon
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This adaptation of the classic copper - silver nitrate reaction introduces students to stoicheometry, conservation of mass (or reinforces this concept), mole ratios, theoretical yield, percent yield, actual yield. A full week is required to conduct
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Heat of Combustion enables the student to explore basic thermodynamics, exothermic reactions, gain practice writing and balancing equations and with stoicheometry. This investigation is an excellent followup to the copper/silver nitrate reaction.
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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 interesting experience to compare multiple cereals. The lab consists of a robust hands-on component as well
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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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