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Concepts covered: ionic bonding, bonding with polyatomic ions, covalent bonding Students often have a hard time with the abstract ideas of chemical bonding. Because atoms/ions are too small to see and for all practical purposes, too small to
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This is a logic puzzle which requires students to use their understanding of the algebra involved in Newton's 2nd Law of Motion (F = ma) to solve the mystery. The masses and acceleration are given but not attributed to a particular student, and the
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This geologic timeline activity works well with 7th - 10th grade earth science students. Included are six different tables of events on six different masters so that even with a class of 36, having small groups of three ensures six different
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Two Christmas-themed logic puzzles from The Science Vault where students: 1. Determine the number and color of ornaments six students hung on a Christmas tree 2. Determine the color and size (length, width, and height) of gifts for four
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This bundle of logic puzzles has nine different topics: 2nd Law of Motion, Average Speed, Volume, Density, Momentum, Work, Power, Atomic Structure, and the Solar System. There are ten puzzles in all because there are two versions of the average
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This 23 slide set covers the basics of the electromagnetic spectrum including: • the different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum (radio, microwave, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, x-rays, gamma), • the relationship between wavelength,
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This bundle contains ten different critical thinking/logic puzzles for your students. Great to use as enrichment activities, stations, bellringers, transitions in class when some students are still working but others need something stimulating (and
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This middle school science bundle includes a 34 slide powerpoint that introduces speed, velocity, average speed, and instantaneous speed. Also included is an inquiry based lab using rotocopters.The powerpoint guides students through calculating
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This 27 slide powerpoint covers the life cycle of small, medium and large mass stars. Topics covered are: mass of stars, nebula, protostars, main sequence, red giants, supergiants, supernova, neutron stars, and black holes. There are two short video
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This pdf packet contains 11 separate worksheets/quizzes and 4 labs. The worksheets range from a "first day" worksheet to advanced/honors work. There are equations with "just" balancing, worksheets with balancing and types of equations, and
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This is a 30 page powerpoint lesson that walks students through the process of determining the independent and dependent variable from a given research question. The slides take your students through each step as the slide show progresses covering
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Scientific Method Task Cards, Powerpoint Notes, Assessments, Inquiry Labs, Experimental Design Jeopardy Game - it's all here! Over 15 scientific method assessments/assignments, engaging powerpoint notes that guide students through a better
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This scientific method jeopardy game is suited for middle school to high school science classes. Topics include the general vocabulary of the scientific method and experimental design along with specific questions regarding independent and dependent
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These are 30 - 45 minute logic puzzles with a Halloween theme. One puzzle concentrates on addition skills, the other has slightly more challenging math with multiplication and simple fractions. Perfect for a class activity on Halloween - or the day
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Two page worksheet that has twenty chemical equations for balancing and a "create a poster" assignment at the end that prompts students to create a full-color poster for one of their balanced equations that: 1. represents the balanced equation,
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This is a 50 slide powerpoint that covers the development of the theory of continental drift and plate tectonics. It discusses Wegner's evidence, sea floor mapping during WWII, the concept of sea floor spreading, and then moves into the discovery of
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This 32 card set is arranged 4 to a page with both multiple choice and discussion questions on all three of Newton's laws of motion. Appropriate for a physical science class or a first year physics class. For instance, I currently teach in a
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Two puzzles in one - each logic puzzle gives distance traveled and total time for six students and asks students to determine the average speed of each student. One version is in meters and seconds only, the other is the same puzzle but requires
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This logic puzzle is a fun and challenging way to practice calculating work - great as a bell ringer, review, enrichment, or even extra credit. The puzzle asks students to use clues to determine the weight of six boxes lifted and height to which
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Great as a back-to-school review of the metric system with your students! This Jeopardy-style metric system and measurement game is an engaging way to review, gather formative assessment, or even just fill the last ten minutes of a lesson that ended
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 27 years of teaching experience and although I have taught several different subjects, the bulk of my experience is teaching physical science to 8th graders and physics to 9th graders.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I prefer hands-on activities; inquiry based whenever possible. I am a "true believer" in the integration of technology into all classroom activities; I use online simulations when in-class labs are not possible. I also believe that humans learn more when they are relaxed and are able to laugh every once in awhile. My classes tend to be noisy and engaged. :)

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Most of my "honors and awards" have been in the athletic coaching arena, so they aren't applicable here.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. - Stephen F Austin State University 1985 M.S. - University of Texas at Austin - Exercise Physiology 1992 M. Ed. - Educational Technology, University of Missouri 2009 Ed.S. in Educational Technology with an emphasis on Technology in Schools 2011

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I've taught in Texas, New Mexico, and now in Colorado.

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