Norman LaFave

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Norman LaFave
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By Norman LaFave
This is a short worksheet that allows students to build a bank of important information on each equation learned in a given unit (Newton's First Law, for example). It can be employed for review before tests and quizzes.
Subjects:
Physical Science
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Scaffolded Notes
$0.25
3 ratings
4.0
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By Norman LaFave
This lecture presentation provides a clear and dynamic presentation of the concepts necessary to describe kinematic motion (elapsed time, displacement, velocity, and acceleration). The presentation is animated to allow students to see how these
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Scaffolded Notes
$4.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Norman LaFave
This lecture presentation provides a clear and dynamic presentation of forces and the solution of Newton's Laws problems in one and two dimensions. The solutions are presented using a highly systematic approach that will assist students in becoming
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Scaffolded Notes
$4.50
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By Norman LaFave
This lecture presentation provides a clear and dynamic presentation of impulse and momentum and the solution of relevant problems in one and two dimensions. The solutions are presented using a highly systematic approach that will assist students in
Subjects:
Physics, Physics
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Scaffolded Notes
$4.50
3 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PPSX (8.82 MB)
By Norman LaFave
The Harmonic Motion Toolbox is a concise summary of the topic of harmonic motion in physical systems. It can be employed for lesson planning, reviews, and note supplements for students. It contains concept definitions, principles, problem solution
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Handouts, Outlines, Scaffolded Notes
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.40 MB)
By Norman LaFave
This toolbox summarizes the basic trigonometry content necessary for application to basic high school and college physics. It can be employed as a study sheet for students or as a guide to teachers wanting their students to formulate their own
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Study Guides, Handouts, Scaffolded Notes
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By Norman LaFave
This lecture presentation provides a clear and dynamic presentation of the graphical representation of kinematic motion (displacement, velocity, and acceleration vs. elapsed time). The presentation is animated to allow students to see how these
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Simulations
$4.50
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By Norman LaFave
This lecture presentation provides a clear and dynamic presentation of universal gravitation and circular motion. The solutions are presented using a highly systematic approach that will assist students in comprehension and becoming proficient at
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Scaffolded Notes
$5.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PPSX (8.74 MB)
By Norman LaFave
The Newton's Laws Toolbox is a concise summary of the topic of Newton's Laws and forces. It can be employed for lesson planning, reviews, and note supplements for students. It contains concept definitions, principles, problem solution processes,
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Outlines
$3.00
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By Norman LaFave
The Work Energy and Power Toolbox is a concise summary of the topic of work and work principles plus power. It can be employed for lesson planning, reviews, and note supplements for students. It contains concept definitions, principles, problem
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Physics
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Handouts, Outlines, Scaffolded Notes
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.42 MB)
By Norman LaFave
Ready to have your students achieve a deeper and more structured view of electromagnetism that will improve their understanding and their ability to elaborate and apply the subject? Want a one-page organized presentation of each of the major units
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes
CCSS:
HSF-IF.B.4, HSF-IF.B.5, HSF-IF.B.6, RST.11-12.7, RST.11-12.8, RST.11-12.9
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By Norman LaFave
This is a short worksheet that allows students to build a bank of important information on each concept learned in a given unit (velocity, for example). It can be employed for review before tests and quizzes.
Subjects:
Physical Science
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Scaffolded Notes
$0.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Norman LaFave
This lecture presentation provides a clear and dynamic presentation of work, energy and power. This includes discussions of machines and work-energy principles. The example problem solutions are presented using a highly systematic approach that will
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Scaffolded Notes
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By Norman LaFave
The Circular Motion and Universal Gravitation Toolbox is a concise summary of the topic of circular motion and universal gravitation. It can be employed for lesson planning, reviews, and note supplements for students. It contains concept
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Outlines, Scaffolded Notes
$3.00
2 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (0.40 MB)
By Norman LaFave
This lecture presentation provides a clear and dynamic presentation of the solution of kinematics word problems using the kinematics equations. The solutions are presented using a highly systematic approach that will assist students in becoming
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Scaffolded Notes
$4.50
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By Norman LaFave
This lecture presentation provides a clear and dynamic presentation of harmonic motion, damped and undamped. The example problem solutions are presented using a highly systematic approach that will assist students in becoming proficient at problem
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lectures, Study Guides, PowerPoint Presentations
$4.00
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By Norman LaFave
The Kinematics Toolbox is a concise summary of the topic of kinematics. It can be employed for lesson planning, reviews, and note supplements for students. It contains concept definitions, principles, problem solution processes, common applications,
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Outlines
$3.00
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By Norman LaFave
Ready to have your students achieve a deeper and more structured view of mechanics that will improve their understanding and their ability to elaborate and apply the subject? Want a one-page organized presentation of each of the major units of
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Study Guides, Test Prep, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
HSF-IF.B.4, HSF-IF.B.5, HSF-IF.B.6, RST.11-12.7, RST.11-12.8, RST.11-12.9
$30.00
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By Norman LaFave
Ready to have your students achieve a deeper and more structured view of thermodynamics that will improve their understanding and their ability to elaborate and apply the subject? Want a one-page organized presentation of each of the major units of
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Study Guides, Test Prep, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
HSF-IF.B.4, HSF-IF.B.5, HSF-IF.B.6, RST.11-12.7, RST.11-12.8, RST.11-12.9
$15.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (10.37 MB)
By Norman LaFave
Ready to have your students achieve a deeper and more structured view of waves that will improve their understanding and their ability to elaborate and apply the subject? Want a one-page organized presentation of each of the major units of waves
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Study Guides, Test Prep, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
HSF-IF.B.4, HSF-IF.B.5, HSF-IF.B.6, RST.11-12.7, RST.11-12.8, RST.11-12.9
$25.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Paradigm Shift Institute 2006-Present Director Proposed nonprofit laboratory dedicated to education, innovation, entrepreneurship, and the solution of national and global crises. Klein Independent School District 2001-Present Advanced Placement and Honors Physics Instructor Physics and chemistry teaching, Education research in learning methods for science and mathematics Lone Star Space Access Corporation/Dynamica Research 1995-Present President and CEO, Chief Scientist Aerospace engineering consulting; Technology products research and development. Launch vehicle and systems design, analysis, and development. Aerothermodynamics and Propulsion Research and Development. Materials and Structures Research and Development. System engineering and technology consulting. Educational consulting. Advanced Management Technology Incorporated 1994-1995 Program Manager for Software and Hardware Performed program management for an $800M government weather monitoring system research and development project. Dual Incorporated, Arlington, VA 1993-1994 Scientific and Technical Director, Technology Group Formulated the charter, organizational structure, and business plan of Technology Group. Consulted on technology transfer and implementation issues. Wrote two Small Business Innovative Research proposals to NASA and DOD. Lockheed Engineering & Sciences Co., Houston, TX 1990-1993 Senior Engineer/Physicist Performed computational modeling of rocket plume impingement by the Space Shuttle reaction control system jets on another vehicle for real-time proximity operations simulations; acted as the chief expert on plume physics issues. Designed a lunar-based gravitational wave antenna. Phillips Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM 1989-1990 National Research Council Associate Researched computational geometrodynamics, spacetime geodesy for the Global Positioning System, spacetime structure, quantum gravity, smoothed-particle hydrodynamics, and magnetohydrodynamics.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Mastery learning / 5E lessons/ Student-centered, hands-on

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Air Force Weapons Laboratory Fellowship 1988 National Research Council Associate 1989 NASA Award for Engineering Excellence 1994 KTRK Businessman of the Month 1999 Klein Forest Science Teacher of the Year 2003 Klein Education Foundation Grant 2003 Klein Education Foundation Grant 2009 Texas Exes Award for Outstanding Teachers 2010 Runner-up HEB Teaching Excellence Award 2010

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Ph.D., Physics University of Texas, Austin, TX 1989 B.S., Physics/Mathematics Carnegie-Mellon University 1980 Teacher Certification LeTourneau University 2008

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Dr. Norman LaFave has spent the last thirty years as a scientist, engineer, educator, and author. He has done science and engineering work for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, NASA, the FAA, and the Lockheed Martin Corporation. In addition, he founded an engineering consulting company, Dynamica Research, that specialized in space launcher design. An interest in the education of young people and the innovation of teaching methods in science has led him to a high school classroom, where he is currently involved in the development of a creative engineering concept to teach and inspire at-risk students. Dr. LaFave has a B.S. in physics and mathematics from Carnegie-Mellon University and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Texas at Austin. He has been awarded an Air Force Weapons Laboratory Fellowship, a National Research Council Associateship, the NASA Award for Engineering Excellence, an FAA Project Management Award, and the Texas Exes Award for Outstanding Teachers for 2010. He has authored both fiction and nonfiction books. Dr. LaFave resides in Houston, Texas with his wife, Shannon, and two children, Jillian and Brock. He has a keen interest in the arts, literature, and public policy.

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