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Temperature vs Thermal Conductivity

How accurate are our hands as thermometers? Will something that feels hot melt ice faster? Interesting video.

Science

Demonstration of Lenz's Law

Demonstration of Lenz’s Law with (relatively) simple tools – a copper pipe and a spherical magnet.

Not sure if common magnets of other shapes work.

Have Yourself a Merry 'Makeshift' Christmas.

This Christmas advert by award winning director Wes Anderson is the perfect spark to talk about the magic of Christmas. – Suitable for mixed level students. 558 more words

Teaching Picture Books in MS/HS

As someone who has only taught secondary education, I can’t help but see every book through that middle school/high school lens…even picture books. And, oh how fun it is! 1,454 more words

High School

First Homework Assignment

Alright.  We’re back online.  I know it’s been a while.

This year, it’s time to really revamp Algebra II.  I have to do a better job of advocating for thinking mathematically and persevering through problems.  111 more words

Math

TEACHING HOW TO GRAPH PROPORTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS USING GOOGLE DOCS, SHEETS, AND SLIDES FOR 8TH GRADE MATHEMATICS STUDENTS

The Context for My Lesson

This lesson on graphing proportional relationships is part of a unit covering lines, linear equations and simultaneous linear equations. The lesson is designed for the students I described in my post on teaching scientific notation which is linked… 2,058 more words

Books for the Times

Last week, I sat in bed watching in disbelief as the Dallas sniper tragedy unfolded. My heart had been burdened all week by events from Baghdad to Baton Rouge. 1,279 more words

Children's Lit