Deborah Sparby

I am a 6th grade science teacher at Severna Park Middle School and have taught there since 2000. I am also a mom of 4 and just celebrated my 28th wedding anniversary, plus I have the cutest Dachshund ever named Annie. My recent professional developments have included a summer internship through NASA and Towson University in the BEST program. I have also attended Northrop Grumman PD's including the TEAACH academy and the Hour of Code. Last year, I was selected by NASA to participate in a yearlong GPM Master Teacher Program that is an outreach program educating students in Earth Science using the new GPM Satellite data. I have applied my learning into action projects and grant writing to create two storm water projects that increase infiltration of rain water on our campus in order to improve the water quality of the Chesapeake Bay. This project was selected as project of the year that year. This year, I was nominated by students, parents and staff as the representative of our sch

Location

MD

Affiliation

Severna Park Middle

Recent Posts by Deborah

Sun May 07, 2017 8:16 PM in Energy Flow Misconceptions
The biggest misconception is that matter cycles and energy flows. They think energy cycles. Instead, use the energy pyramid to show some energy is lost as one consumer eats the next. They also think plants don't use the energy they store for their own life functions.

Sun May 07, 2017 8:15 PM in Energy Flow Misconceptions
The biggest misconception is that matter cycles and energy flows. They think energy cycles. Instead, use the energy pyramid to show some energy is lost as one consumer eats the next. They also think plants don't use the energy they store for their own life functions.





Recent Public Collections by Deborah


Oceans with climate

2 Resources



Resources and Human Impact
Type: SciPack
Grade: Elementary School, Middle School, High School


Ocean's Effect on Weather and Climate: Global Climate Patterns
Type: Science Object
Grade: Elementary School, Middle School