Posts filed under ‘Energy Opportunities Project’

OCC Green Team Kick Off

Orinda Community Church kick-off meeting and church survey for the newly forming Green Team.

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Continue Reading June 10, 2016 at 9:14 PM Leave a comment

Climate Change Resources

How bad is climate change? How’s it caused? and What to do about it? Here are the key, scientifically reliable resources to complement the talk at Orinda Community Church “On Care for Our Common Home” series in February, 2016. Includes ppt and many resources for a lay audience.

Continue Reading February 20, 2016 at 2:32 PM 1 comment

Energy Opportunity Finale: The “Marketplace” Game!

An ad campaign for energy opportunities has to be effective in the real marketplace for students to be successful innovators. This simulation helped my students to understand basic economics and political realities of 21st Century America. All made possible with the help of my economist husband. I love the intersection between subject areas, where the most interesting ideas are, and where there are rich possibilities for math, English and social studies links too.

Continue Reading June 23, 2013 at 12:37 PM Leave a comment

Plastic Trash Issue and Density

Plastic particles float like plankton, making up a huge proportion of the diet of filter feeders – from baleen whales to small fish. The possible impact on marine life is huge. What floats and what sinks matters – this engaging issue is used to add context to a unit on density and buoyancy.

Continue Reading November 25, 2012 at 4:27 PM 5 comments

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, but how do you get started with Project Based Learning?

Overwhelmed by advice? Not sure you want to build a papier mache whale in your multipurpose room like you saw in someone else’s school that your principal pointed out to you? Here’s a slightly more distilled version of advice to get started from the school of hard knocks.

Continue Reading April 4, 2012 at 7:16 AM 5 comments

Activities for Atomic Theory and Atomic Issues

Check out activities with sheets and pics of some engaging games to teach the concepts of ‘isotope’ and of radioactive decay and half life. Beans, pennies and dice on rainy days, fun.

Continue Reading March 17, 2012 at 11:29 AM 4 comments

Concise Climate Change, for a Change

A less painful way to tackle climate change. No big secrets except a little lightness.

Continue Reading February 25, 2012 at 6:06 PM 4 comments

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