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by shawn
Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: Workshop Notes
Topic: Circuits for teaching science workshop
Replies: 0
Views: 594

Circuits for teaching science workshop

This is a discussion for anyone who has taken any of our circuits workshops. Feel free to ask questions or make comments on the workshop. Handy links Shawn's introduction to circuits for the purpose of learning about other science: http://shawnreeves.net/wiki/index.php?title=Circuits_for_teaching_ph...
by shawn
Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Why should physics courses discuss energy production and use?
Replies: 0
Views: 721

Why should physics courses discuss energy production and use?

Why should physics courses discuss energy production and use? Students are interested in energy. Some students who would not otherwise be interested in physics would be interested. Students might want to study energy science and engineering and policy in college The general population needs more in...
by shawn
Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Lesson Plans
Topic: teaching energy
Replies: 3
Views: 4897

Re: teaching energy

I took a workshop at the American Association of Physics Teachers conference last month, and we explored an activity where groups of four students kept tabs on energy at the surface, lower atmosphere, and higher atmosphere, as the emissivity in far IR of the lower and upper atmospheres increased due...
by shawn
Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Workshop Notes
Topic: Solar Cookers for Learning about Materials, Energy, Sensing, and Society 2016 07 16 AAPT W45
Replies: 2
Views: 912

Temperature over time, rice cooker

Here's the output from our HOBO temperature datalogger which was sitting in our rice in the black enameled covered steel pan, on a stand, in a roasting bag, inside the panel cooker. You can see we set the pan to cook at 11:06, we reached pasteurization temperature at about 11:12, and were approachin...
by shawn
Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Workshop Notes
Topic: Solar Cookers for Learning about Materials, Energy, Sensing, and Society 2016 07 16 AAPT W45
Replies: 2
Views: 912

Re: Solar Cookers for Learning about Materials, Energy, Sensing, and Society 2016 07 16 AAPT W45

Solar Cookers International wants you to know that there is a product of a curriculum working group that should be a good resource for you in using cookers to learn: Want to know how to inspire and educate the next generation of solar cookers? Expert science teacher Mary Buchenic will explain how so...
by shawn
Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:33 am
Forum: Workshop Notes
Topic: Solar Cookers for Learning about Materials, Energy, Sensing, and Society 2016 07 16 AAPT W45
Replies: 2
Views: 912

Solar Cookers for Learning about Materials, Energy, Sensing, and Society 2016 07 16 AAPT W45

Workshop description as it appears in catalog Sacramento is the home of Solar Cookers International, a longstanding research and advocacy organization that has been disseminating designs and practices for solar cooking. EnergyTeachers.org is a network of educators interested in energy production an...
by shawn
Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Shawn Reeves, physics teacher
Replies: 1
Views: 5094

Re: Shawn Reeves, physics teacher

Update I am teaching electronics labs at Babson College part time, active in American Association of Physics Teachers, and have received some special experience since 2006. Since then I developed Green Dollhouse Challenge, taught several courses to a home school cooperative in Ithaca, New York, and...
by shawn
Tue May 17, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: Field Trips
Topic: Help needed: review and add trips from EIA
Replies: 0
Views: 1028

Help needed: review and add trips from EIA

The US DOE EIA has a list of field trips that we need to review before adding to our own guide. For each site we need to know whether field trips are still available, whether we already have an entry on the site in our own guide, and whether there is any more information that would be useful for pla...
by shawn
Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Field Trips
Topic: Tours of NedPower/Shell/Dominion wind projects at Mt. Storm West Virginia?
Replies: 0
Views: 692

Tours of NedPower/Shell/Dominion wind projects at Mt. Storm West Virginia?

3rd grade students at Pendleton, West Virginia want to know whether they can tour the NedPower wind turbine farms at Mt. Storm. Rodney Ludwig, Power Generation Operations & Maintenance Trainer, is currently in charge of tours to Mt. Storm's fossil fuel plant, and is finding whether there are any pos...
by shawn
Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Handy and affordable equipment
Replies: 1
Views: 1151

Re: Handy and affordable equipment

I met representatives for three manufacturers of oscilloscopes and similar electronic test equipment at the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston last week. Siglent produces very low-cost oscilloscopes that they say are used by many educational institutions. http://www.siglentamerica.com/index.aspx ...
by shawn
Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Handy and affordable equipment
Replies: 1
Views: 1151

Handy and affordable equipment

Please reply to this topic with requests for and experiences with equipment for teaching electronics.

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by shawn
Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Green Dollhouse Challenge
Topic: How to find materials
Replies: 1
Views: 2406

Getting materials donated in the Los Angeles area

Ecoset Consulting manages donated materials from the entertainment and advertising industries around Los Angeles. Interested organizations can join their mailing list and/or a targeted database.
http://ecosetconsulting.com/reuse/
by shawn
Wed May 20, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: Field Trips
Topic: energy-related sites in Alabama?
Replies: 0
Views: 1419

energy-related sites in Alabama?

Recently educators have been searching for field trips about renewable energy in Alabama. Do you know of any sites?
Please enter them in our form at http://energyteachers.org/ftg-site-entry.php or reply to this thread with any information.
by shawn
Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Where can we buy supplies for teaching electronics?
Replies: 3
Views: 1609

Modern Device

Does the store specialize in education? Yes! Many of our products grew out of things I designed for my classes at Rhode Island School of Design [where a founder still teaches]. An example is our wind sensors, which grew out of a project that needed to sense human breath up close, but without a mask...
by shawn
Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Where can we buy supplies for teaching electronics?
Replies: 3
Views: 1609

Sparkfun

Does the store specialize in education? SparkFun Electronics Department of Education views electronics as more than just a fun hobby or a career path, but as a creative medium for changing the face of education. Our curriculum, resources and products are designed specifically as hands-on learning t...