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In the NGSS Three-Course Model, Physics of the Universe is divided into six instructional segments. Segment 4 is Nuclear Processes: Students develop a model of the internal structure of atoms and then extend it to include the processes of fission,
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Physics
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8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
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Question set to accompany this episode of NOVA. The video content is typically accessible via purchase or via streaming online.DEADLIEST EARTHQUAKES [34 questions]In 2010, epic earthquakes all over the planet delivered one of the worst annual death
Subjects:
Geology, Earth Sciences
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8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
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$2.99
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Much can be made of spherical mirrors and thin lenses in the geometric optics curriculum. Here are a few.Is the image upright or inverted? Enlarged or reduced? In "Image Characterization," students are tasked with such determinations.In "Mirror
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Physics
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8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
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$14.92
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This bundle opens with an activity that was conducted as a lab but was repurposed as a demonstration during remote teaching/distance learning (RT;DL). It's a station exploration of "Inertia in Action".Next up is "Clever Dumbbell," a classic inertia
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Physics
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7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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This bundle begins with Paul Hewitt's homage to atoms, followed by The Mechanical Universe episode, "The Atom." Different perspectives, indeed. "The Photoelectric Effect" Lab Springboard utilizes a few videoclips and PhET's The Photoelectric Effect
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Physics
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8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
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$25.92
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This busy bundle opens with springboards introducing gravitational potential energy and kinetic energy. The Mechanical Universe's episode on "Potential Energy" includes a nice historical perspective via Roger Boscovich. Ranking tasks for potential
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Physics
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8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Movie Guides
$26.90
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The bundle opens with a guided classroom discussion on "A New Kind of Motion": rotation. It's fundamentally different from linear motion."A Question of Balance" is a PhET-fueled lab activity that sets and applies the conditions for balance using the
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Physics
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8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
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$20.92
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Motion may be the most overrated topic in introductory physics. It is often the first topic covered in the course, and in some courses, the pure study of kinematics can linger from August through September and deep into October. That struck me as
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Physics
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7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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$20.94
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Questions to accompany Episode 3 of Chemistry: A Volatile History, a three-part BBC miniseries. THE POWER OF THE ELEMENTS [46 questions, 3 pages]Jim Al-Khalili reveals the breakthroughs which harnessed elements' ability to release vast power,
Subjects:
General Science, Physical Science, Chemistry
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8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
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Questions to accompany Episode 1 of Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity, a three-part BBC miniseries. Though once thought to be a form of magic, electricity is now essential to modern human society. In this series, professor and host Jim
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Chemistry, Physics, History
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7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
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$2.99
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This bundle includes video question sets for all six episodes of the PBS/BBC series (also available on Amazon Prime Video). The BBC version is titled "Revolution" rather than "Breakthrough". See each bundled product's description for more
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Engineering
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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$14.95
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Interference, diffraction, polarization, and scatteringPlease see individual product listings for complete details.
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Physics
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8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, 7th
Types:
Worksheets
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The bundle opens with The Mechanical Universe's "Kepler's Three Laws" which set the stage for Newton's work on universal gravitation."Be Newton for a Day" retraces Newton's fabled derivation of F=GMm/R^2 from geometry, Kepler's Rule, and a few
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Physics
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8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
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$26.92
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This is a question set to accompany Episode 2 of Cosmos: Possible Worlds, a thirteen-part documentary series released in 2020. Cosmos: Possible Worlds continues Carl Sagan's legacy that began more than 40 years ago. This wonder-filled voyage through
Subjects:
Astronomy, Anthropology, Engineering
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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$2.99
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See individual resource listings for complete descriptions.
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
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$17.94
$12.99
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Questions to accompany Episode 5 of Universe Revealed, a PBS NOVA miniseries. The video is available through PBS.Universe RevealedIn this five-part series, NOVA delves into the vastness of space to capture moments of high drama when the universe
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Astronomy, Earth Sciences
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
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$2.99
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By The Lessons of Phyz
See individual resource listings for complete details.
Subjects:
Physics
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Types:
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$19.94
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Question sets and answer keys to accompany this episode of NOVA. The video content is typically accessible via purchase or via streaming online.DEADLIEST VOLCANOES [26 questions]Millions of people around the world live in the shadow of active
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Geology, Earth Sciences
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Movie Guides
$2.99
1
Online Resource
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By The Lessons of Phyz
This is a question set to accompany Episode 7 of Cosmos: Possible Worlds, a thirteen-part documentary series released in 2020. Cosmos: Possible Worlds continues Carl Sagan's legacy that began more than 40 years ago. This wonder-filled voyage through
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Biology, Anthropology
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Grant Proposals, Movie Guides
$2.99
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This is a question set to accompany Episode 6 of Cosmos: Possible Worlds, a thirteen-part documentary series released in 2020. Cosmos: Possible Worlds continues Carl Sagan's legacy that began more than 40 years ago. This wonder-filled voyage through
Subjects:
Astronomy, Chemistry, Earth Sciences
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Movie Guides
$2.99
Online Resource
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Physics, AP Physics B, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, Conceptual Physics, Physical Science, and Earth Science. High school instructor 1986-2021.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Variety. Primarily laboratory activities, demonstrations, classroom discussions. Also reading, writing, and problem-solving. Videos with question sets are one component of a varied curriculum.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching - American Association of Physics Teachers Fellow - American Association of Physics Teachers Distinguished Service Citation - Northern California and Nevada American Association of Physics Teachers Distinguished Service Citation - San Juan Unified School District Award for Professional Excellence - San Juan Unified School District Citation for Outstanding Service - Rio Americano High School Most Valuable Teacher Award - Rio Americano High School Award for Outstanding Service

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

University of Michigan: BS.Ed (Physics/Mathematics) - National University: MS.IL (with honors)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Author of lab manuals for Conceptual Physics, Conceptual Physical Science, and Conceptual Integrated Science. Appointed by California's State Board of Education to serve on the California Department of Education's Assessment Review Panel. Served on the CDE's Golden State Exam Development Committee and the American Association of Physics Teachers' Examination Editorial Board. ("Show me your test and I'll know what you value.") Advanced amateur nature/wildlife/travel photographer.

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