David Hanke

I teach at the high school level. My classes include Physical Science, Earth Science, and two levels of Biology. I am always trying to create or find new hands-on activities for my students.




De La Salle Institute

Recent Posts by David

Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:50 PM in Earthquake. Live Geology in the Northeast
Real Time USGS webpage is great. When we cover earthquakes I assign each student an area of the world and each day they record any activity on an Excel spreadsheet. After about a month and a half, I then have then make a graph of their results. Not only does this review geography and graphs, but it does tend to get them interested in current events.

Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:35 PM in Sinking bubbles
I try and bring as many hands on activities as I can with my Phy Sci class. One of their favorites is I have a bunch of wiffle balls and we go down to the gym and all the students try their hand at various pitches for baseball. The wiffle balls are a safe alternative and they produce easier results for the students.

Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:29 PM in Teaching Cell Parts in a "fun way"?
Here is a good template for a Bingo Review game. It is basically an Excel spreadsheet where you type a word in one column and the definition in the second column. Then when you hit "Print" it gives you a master sheet and 25 Bingo Cards ready to go. http://www.teachforever.com/2008/11/create-custom-bingo-review-game-easily.html I also use a Cell Analogy Worksheet where students relate ...