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Question set to accompany the first episode of National Geographic’s Welcome to Earth. Follow Will Smith on an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime adventure around the world to explore Earth’s greatest wonders and reveal its most hidden secrets.
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Biology
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
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By The Lessons of Phyz
This is a question set to accompany Episode 1 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, Biology, Anthropology
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Movie Guides
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Question set to accompany this episode of Paul Hewitt’s Conceptual Physics Alive! All episodes are available at Arbor Scientific.MOMENTUM ………. 50 minutes ………. A/B+Full versionsIn this lecture, Paul Hewitt defines momentum and impulse. He explains
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Movie Guides
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1
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PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Social Emotional Learning
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Movie Guides
FREE
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By The Lessons of Phyz
Question set and answer key to accompany Episode 1 of the groundbreaking Netflix series, Our Planet. The series includes stunning photography at every level. As always, watch the episode yourself before presenting or assigning it to students. A
Subjects:
Science, Biology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Movie Guides
FREE
1
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PHYZ This is part of the classroom curriculum I developed for use with my high school physics students. JOB This assignment focuses on a single theme and is most often given as homework, but could be completed in class as well. Students should be
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework
FREE
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PHYZThis is part of the classroom curriculum I developed for use with my high school physics students. LABStudents will be working with something (computer simulation in this case) while completing this assignment.SPRINGBOARDThe instructor guides
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Laboratory
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This is a question set that accompanies the sixth episode of the PBS Series, Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World [TV-PG]. Episodes are available at PBS and Amazon Prime Video.In the United Kingdom, this BBC Four series is titled
Subjects:
Physics, Engineering
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Movie Guides
FREE
1
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PHYZThis is part of the classroom curriculum I developed for use with my high school physics students. SPRINGBOARDThe instructor guides students through this activity via classroom discussion. The activity is a springboard for that discussion. This
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets
FREE
Online Resource
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By The Lessons of Phyz
This is a simple color-mapping activity using PhET's Color Vision simulation. Begin by working out the RGB composition of the six spectral colors. Then label all nine (3^2) possibilities when Red, Green, and Blue are set to 0 or 1 and mixed. It
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Simulations, Internet Activities
FREE
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By The Lessons of Phyz
FLUID FLOW & FRICTION [https://youtu.be/Plm4VH80Itk] 29 minutes · 16 questionsScience is not something that always must happen in a science classroom. It is the way the everyday world works—the world in which you live, play, and die. Kinetic
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Movie Guides
FREE
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By The Lessons of Phyz
PHYZThis is part of the classroom curriculum I developed for use with my high school physics students. SPRINGBOARDThe instructor guides students through this activity via classroom discussion. The activity is a springboard for that discussion. This
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets
FREE
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By The Lessons of Phyz
Video clips from classic PSSC and other films are used here to show what happens when a wave source is moving while it makes waves. [Sourced from Ztek's Physics: Cinema Classics.] It is recommended that you work through the included (linked)
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Internet Activities
FREE
Online Resource
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By The Lessons of Phyz
This demonstration of the conductivity difference between various metals was written for apparatus that seems to have become difficult to source. It could be adapted to similar conductivity apparatus (conductometer) designed for use with a lab flame
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets
FREE
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By The Lessons of Phyz
In space, no one can hear you screamThe famous tagline from the classic 1979 space horror film serves as the point of inquiry for this video demonstration. The bell in a bell jar demonstration was masterfully filmed by the Encyclopædia Britannica
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Internet Activities
FREE
Online Resource
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By The Lessons of Phyz
This is the classic physics thought experiment attributed to Galileo: What happens to a cannonball dropped from the mast of a moving ship?Except here, we animate it. And in the 1960s, a talented crew reenacted and filmed it. The footage was included
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Internet Activities
FREE
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By The Lessons of Phyz
PHYZThis is part of the classroom curriculum I developed for use with my high school physics students. JOBThis assignment focuses on a single theme and is most often given as homework, but could be completed in class as well. Students should be able
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets
FREE
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By The Lessons of Phyz
A demonstration of the independence of vertical and horizontal motion in projectiles.As the pandemic rolled from the spring of 2020, through the summer, and on into the fall, I started working on ways to move classic demos and labs into the realm of
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Internet Activities
FREE
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By The Lessons of Phyz
Massive iron cylinders are dropped onto nails partially driven into a block of wood. Some nails are driven deeper than others.Conservation of energy guides thinking about what happens here. The included presentation features video from Ztek's
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets
FREE
Online Resource
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By The Lessons of Phyz
The Brainiac: Science Abuse episode on the electric fence (human circuit) is broken down into teachable segments. Questions are posed. Some are answered (or strongly hinted at).Conductors, insulators, series circuits, and open circuits are central
Subjects:
Physics
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Internet Activities
FREE
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
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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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