Mr McNeely

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By Mr McNeely
On August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the sun will occur in the United States. The eclipse will be visible along a line stretching from Oregon to South Carolina. Millions of people live near the path of totality, the area where the total eclipse is
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Teacher Manuals, PowerPoint Presentations, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$3.00
34 ratings
4.0
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By Mr McNeely
In this laboratory exercise, students will be able to construct a scaled model of the solar system. The finished model is nearly two meters long! All of the paper shapes to create the lab are included in the model template, so no adding machine tape
Subjects:
Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Computation
$6.00
31 ratings
4.0
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By Mr McNeely
In 2014, the city of Flint, Michigan changed the source of its drinking water. The ramifications of this decision continue to this day. Thousands of residents were exposed to lead-contaminated drinking water. The people in charge at the State and
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Movie Guides
$2.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By Mr McNeely
Could cold, lifeless stone hold the key to every living thing on earth? Geologist Robert Hazen travels the globe, from a market in Marrakech to the southern coast of Australia, investigating the evidence of life's origin and evolution and its
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Earth Sciences
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Movie Guides
$2.00
7 ratings
3.6
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By Mr McNeely
The story of Hurricane Katrina is one of tragedy, incompetence, and heroism. This high-interest video from National Geographic presents a fair overview of a controversial event in American history. (Note: The video must be obtained separately, it is
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Handouts, Movie Guides
$3.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By Mr McNeely
History Channel's How the Earth Was Made is a wonderful documentary series about geology and earth science. In the episode titled "Birth of the Earth," the series presents evidence for the age of the earth and its early development. The episode is
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Movie Guides
$2.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Mr McNeely
This high-interest NOVA video documents the efforts of scientists to unravel the mystery of the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Now linked to the impact of a large asteroid with the earth, scientists have recently explored the
Subjects:
Astronomy, Biology, Earth Sciences
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Movie Guides
$2.00
5 ratings
3.9
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By Mr McNeely
NOVA: Decoding the Weather Machine is a two-hour episode that documents the history of the study of climate change and its current status. The video identifies the causes of climate change and links it to our use of fossil fuels. Evidence for
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment, General Science
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Movie Guides
$4.00
1 rating
3.9
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By Mr McNeely
Seasons Interactive is an Internet activity for Middle to High School Earth/Space Science students. This lab is designed to use with the SEPUB Seasons Interactive Internet site, an excellent resource for teaching earth science. The lab will enable
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment, General Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Laboratory, Internet Activities, Simulations
$3.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Mr McNeely
The constellations represent the story of our universe, and they contain a representative sample of much of what we can see in space. This high-interest video from The History Channel provides a nice overview of a wide range of topics in astronomy.
Subjects:
Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Physics
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Movie Guides
$2.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Mr McNeely
In this lab exercise, students will work with some of the major evidence for climate change (global warming) that scientists have collected. Atmospheric scientists theorize that increasing amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) are related to the warming
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment, General Science
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Laboratory, Printables
$3.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Mr McNeely
Based on Carl Sagan's "Cosmos", the Cosmic Calendar is a model that compares the 13.8 billion year history of the universe to a single calendar year. In the Cosmic Calendar, January 01 represents the Big Bang, and December 31 represents "now." In
Subjects:
Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Physical Science
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Laboratory, Posters
$6.00
6 ratings
3.9
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By Mr McNeely
How has the human body evolved over time? What are some specific features that can be traced to back to distant ancestors on the tree of life?Dr. Neil Shubin, the discoverer of the famous Tiktaalik fossil, takes viewers on an odyssey of space in
Subjects:
Biology, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Movie Guides
$4.00
6 ratings
3.9
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By Mr McNeely
The 88 constellations tell the story of our universe and our fascination with the night sky. Students find the tangible aspects of astronomy, the identification of stars and constellations, to be fun and engaging. With this in mind, I wrote a puzzle
Subjects:
Astronomy, Earth Sciences
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Internet Activities
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Mr McNeely
How did North America form? To answer this question, Kirk Johnson, the Sant Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, takes the viewer on an odyssey of time and space, from earth’s origin to the episodes of geologic history
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Movie Guides
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Mr McNeely
Treasures of the Earth: Gems, Metals, and Power. This fun and educational series from PBS NOVA details the history and importance of precious resources such as the gemstones diamond, sapphire, and opal; metals like gold, iron, and aluminum; and
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Movie Guides
$4.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Mr McNeely
I use Dinah Moche's popular work "Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide" as a textbook for my elective high school Astronomy class. While teaching Astronomy, I prepared PowerPoint slides to accompany each chapter that I use from the book. I offered these
Subjects:
Astronomy, Earth Sciences
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lectures, Study Guides, Handouts
$7.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Mr McNeely
This lab enables students to access some of the terrific physics and chemistry demos provided by the PhET Interactive Simulations Internet site of the University of Colorado at Boulder (https://phet.colorado.edu/). The demos selected for this lab
Subjects:
Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Laboratory, Internet Activities, Simulations
$3.00
2 ratings
3.9
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By Mr McNeely
The puzzles are composed of vocabulary and terms related to geologic time and dating earth history. Includes crossword puzzles (one-sided and two-sided handouts) and a word search. The crossword puzzle consists of short clues that provide starting
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Handouts
$2.00
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By Mr McNeely
The 2-hour special NOVA: What Darwin Never Knew is a concise overview of Charles Darwin's discovery of evolution by natural selection. The video describes in detail much of the work of Charles Darwin, as well as the modern biologists, medical
Subjects:
Anatomy, Biology, Earth Sciences
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Movie Guides
$4.00
1 rating
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Earth and space science teacher since 1996. Also teach Integrated Physics and Astronomy.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands-on teaching style. Visual and auditory learner.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

University of Notre Dame QuarkNet teacher; NASA "Eyes in the Sky II" ambassador; Project CLEA, Gettysburg College

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Graduate of Purdue University with a bachelor of science degree in geology. Master's degree in physics education from Western Governors University.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Amateur astronomer and telescope enthusiast. Enjoy being home with my family, reading, and computers.

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