Ray Byle

 (32)
United States - Michigan - Grand Rapids
Ray Byle
4.0
221 votes
To succeed, don't just work harder, work harder and smarter.
 
FREE Download
Assess the general quality of my work with this free download
clear search
My Products
sort by:
Best Seller
view:
This is a one period activity/lab to teach students about the concept of density and Archimedes Principle, why things float. Students each get a piece of aluminum foil and design and make a boat. They then must calculate how many pennies it will
$1.00
30 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOC (0.06 MB)
This is a hands-on activity in which students work in small groups and create series and parallel circuits. The worksheet guides them as they work through increasingly more complex circuits. You will have to drag them away from the equipment
$1.00
18 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOC (0.04 MB)
This is a 20-30 minute activity to introduce students to the mole and the concept of using mass to count small objects. This concept is often difficult for students to grasp at first and this simple activity is a good hook to introduce them to it
$1.00
23 ratings
3.9
Digital Download DOC (0.13 MB)
This project is designed for high school Physical Science classes but can be amended for other grades. It is a hands-on project that students do primarily at home and bring to school to present. The project will introduce the students to Rube
$2.99
23 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOC (0.28 MB)
This is a two week water unit that includes some notes, research and presentation on a major river/lake, research on water treatment, and a STEM project/lab making a water filter and testing it. The math and equipment needed (microscope, electronic
$3.99
15 ratings
3.9
Digital Download DOCX (0.04 MB)
This is a one week STEM science project for grades 7-12. Students research, design and build a solar oven. They test it and collect data, graph results and draw some conclusions about effective design and construction. Some of the questions and
$3.99
10 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOCX (0.08 MB)
This is an exciting, hands-on STEM project in which students make small catapults with classroom supplies and collect data to calculate force, work, power, momentum and kinetic energy. At the end of the project the class can set up and compete in
$1.99
9 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOCX (0.32 MB)
This is a nice activity to illustrate some basic principles of energy. Students collect data from bouncing golf and ping pong balls on a hard floor. Students use data to make observations about the energy used and transferred, how factors like
$1.00
10 ratings
3.8
Digital Download DOC (0.07 MB)
This is a 4-5 day project that teaches the students some physics basics by using problem solving and hands-on action. The students learn and use information about speed, momentum, kinetic energy, friction and Newton's Laws of Motion. This file
$2.99
6 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOC (0.35 MB)
This is a worksheet on mixtures. There are three sections. In the first, students have a list of mixtures in which they are to research and write down the ingredients of the mixtures. The second section is a short 3 questions involving terms like
$0.50
6 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOC (0.03 MB)
This is an activity that involves the students in measuring, collecting data, calculations and graphing. This is done as a class with 8 timers, 3 volunteers to walk/run and a recorder. Volunteers are timed moving down the hallway and the time and
$1.50
9 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOC (0.05 MB)
A worksheet with ten simple balancing equations problems. This is a good worksheet for introducing how to balance equations. A key is provided.
$1.00
6 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOC (0.03 MB)
This is an activity that requires students to use conversion math skills to change English units to Metric following the steps of the Scientific Method. Students work in pairs to calculate how much water, sugar and Kool-Aid powder will be needed
$1.00
8 ratings
3.8
Digital Download DOC (0.38 MB)
This lab/activity introduces students to the idea that chemical reaction rates vary based on some factors. In this lab the students investigate the impact of temperature on reaction rates. The lab uses the simple reaction of putting an alka
$1.00
4 ratings
3.8
Digital Download DOC (0.05 MB)
In science class students often are given values calculated by the experts. This is a nice hands-on activity that students can do to calculate for themselves the speed of sound. The critical component is to find a location that produces an echo.
$1.00
2 ratings
3.8
Digital Download DOC (0.03 MB)
This is a short 20-30 minute activity that gets students out of their seats and moving around the room. Students must first estimate metric measurements of various things around the room, then get up and measure them. They must be able to use a
$1.00
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOC (0.13 MB)
Students use a cheap and easy ramp and balls to follow Galileo’s discovery about gravity’s impact on acceleration of balls down a ramp. They use the scientific method with a problem to solve, a hypothesis to make and test, and an experiment to run.
$1.50
6 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOC (0.06 MB)
Twenty movie questions for the PBS movie called Alone in the Wilderness. This is a great movie that was filmed by Richard Proenneke showing himself making and living in a rustic cabin in Alaska. It is often shown on PBS during their fundraiser
Subjects:
Grades:
Types:
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download DOC (0.02 MB)
Evolution can be a delicate topic to cover. This research and writing assignment gives students and their parents a way to look into and compare their world view or their religion’s view of evolution to what is commonly taught in science class.
Subjects:
Grades:
$1.00
1 rating
2.6
Digital Download DOC (0.04 MB)
This is an outdoor ecology project that can be done at school or home over several weeks. Students select an area outside and do a number of activities which they record in a journal or log. The project is designed to connect students to the local
$1.99
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOC (0.12 MB)
showing 1-20 of 34

Ratings

Digital Items
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
3.9
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
3.9
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:

4.0
Total:
221 total vote(s)
Ask Ray Byle a question. They will receive an automated email and will return to answer you as soon as possible. Please Login to ask your question.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for 18 years at a suburban high school. I have taught Physical Science to 9th and 10th graders and Environmental Science to 11th and 12th graders. I have also taught Biology a few years.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I like to use combinations of reading, hands-on activities, practice worksheets, projects, lecture/notes, video clips and reports. I use my lab space several times a week and take my classes out of the classroom a lot to use computer labs, the outdoors around school and field trips off school property.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Voted most likely to have a TPT account.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Master's Degree plus 50 other credits for various classes.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Active duty in the US Army, stationed in Germany for 2 years. Tennis coach for both boys and girls high school tennis, JV and Var. Leader for small groups of teens in numerous hiking,biking and canoeing wilderness trips.

Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up