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Web videos that involve physics are fun to watch. They can be even more engaging with the addition of a few well-crafted questions. Powers of Ten is the Eames classic that is well-suited for use early on in the course, when scientific notation and
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Question set and answer key to accompany the ninth episode of season 47 of NOVA.Decoding COVID-19 [3 pages, 49 questions] 55 minutesThe coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 upended life as we knew it in a matter of mere months. But at the same time, an
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Medicine, Health, Biology
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Question set and answer key to accompany Episode 1 of the groundbreaking Netflix series, Our Planet. The episode is titled “One Planet” and the set includes 33 questions.The series includes stunning photography at every level. As always, watch the
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Question set and answer key to accompany this episode of Paul Hewitt’s Conceptual Physics Alive! All episodes are available at Arbor Scientific.Vibrations & Sound I [2 pages, 11 questions] 32 minutesIn this lecture, Paul Hewitt introduces the
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Question set and answer key to accompany this episode of Paul Hewitt’s Conceptual Physics Alive! All episodes are available at Arbor Scientific.Momentum [15 questions x 2 forms + 18 questions x 1 Form] 50 minutesIn this lecture, Paul Hewitt defines
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Physical Science, Physics
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Question set and answer key to accompany this episode of Paul Hewitt’s Conceptual Physics Alive! All episodes are available at Arbor Scientific.Heat, Temperature, and Expansion [11 questions x 2 forms + 14 questions x 1 form] 44 minutesIn this
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This is a video question set to accompany the fourth episode of the PBS Series (also available on Amazon Prime Video) Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World [TV-PG]Episode 6 tells the story of the development of the smartphone, from the fall
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Question set and answer key to accompany The Mechanical Universe (College) episode described below. Episode 6. Newtons Laws - Link to videoNewton lays down the laws of force, mass, and acceleration. [2 pages; 20 questions]The Mechanical Universe of
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Physical Science, Physics
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Question set and answer key to accompany the first episode of the 2020 Netflix series, Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak. [TV-14: Language]Episode 1: It Hunts Us [2 pages, 25 questions]In this introduction to life on the front lines, doctors in
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National Geographic Presents One Strange Rock (Available on Netflix)This series examines the interplay between earth science and biology. It's an essential for the NGSS course, The Living Earth. But it can work for other courses, too.GENESISOur rock
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Question set and answer key to accompany The Mechanical Universe (College) episode described below. The series was previously hosted at the Annenberg Learner website, but is now available on YouTube (thanks to CalTech).Episode 33. Electric Circuits
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Question set and answer key to accompany Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Episode 1: Standing Up in the Milky Way. The question set works with streaming, DVD, and Blu-ray Disc versions of all episode. The episode is available for purchase on
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Question set and answer key to accompany this episode of Paul Hewitt’s Conceptual Physics Alive! All episodes are available at Arbor Scientific.Introduction [2 forms @ 13 questions + 1 form @ 19 questions] 36 minutesAuthor Paul Hewitt describes the
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Physical Science, Physics
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Question set and answer key to accompany The Mechanical Universe (College) episode described below. The series was previously hosted at the Annenberg Learner website, but is now available on YouTube (thanks to CalTech).Episode 16. Harmonic Motion -
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Physical Science, Physics
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Questions to accompany Episode 1 of How Earth Made Us, a miniseries which also goes by the title How the Earth Changed History. The question set works with streaming, DVD, and Blu-ray versions of all episodes. .How Earth Made Us | How the Earth
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Geology, Science, Earth Sciences
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Question set and answer key to accompany The Mechanical Universe (College) episode described below. The series was previously hosted at the Annenberg Learner website, but is now available on YouTube (thanks to CalTech).Episode 45. Temperature and
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This is a video question set to accompany the 1989 documentary, For All Mankind. This is the best take on the Apollo mission I have ever seen, and it was eventually added to the prestigious Criterion Collection.It's a "right-brain"
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This is a question set and answer key to accompany Cosmos: A Personal Voyage Episode I, "The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean," which emphasizes astronomy: from the universe to the round Earth. There was a nice article in November, 2017 issue of WIRED
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Question sets and answer keys to accompany NOVA: Invisible Universe Revealed. The video content is typically accessible via purchase or via streaming on the Internet. [3 pages, 46 questions]Lessons of Phyz advantages:A heavy font ensures high
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Question set and answer key to accompany Nova's Secrets of the Psychics. The set includes 15 questions on 2 pages.Lessons of Phyz advantages:A heavy font ensures high legibility even in dim lightingQuestions are designed to be answered while the
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Psychology, Science
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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. Advanced amateur nature/wildlife/travel photographer.

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