Amy George

I am in my 5th year of teaching science at in high needs, urban high schools in Dayton, Ohio. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology and was a process/quality engineer for 10 years. I am starting a new chapter teaching Physics abroad.




Science Teacher in Urban Public Schools

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Recent Posts by Amy

Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:24 AM in BrushBots, Robotics
I have a maker space in China. I buy small, electric motors here for .49yuan each + shipping. That's about $.08. I'd be happy to help anyone make a purchase. I usually buy 100 at a time, because they are so cheap and then, of course, I can afford to allow kids to take them home.

Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:38 PM in Electricity
I like hands on and had no idea how I would ever afford sets of electrical supplies for all my students. I cut up old strands of Christmas lights. Lots of teachers in the building were willing to donate. Kids put the bulbs in series and parallel and calculated resistance and current with different numbers of batteries and bulb configurations.

Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:36 PM in Electricty
I cut up old strands of Christmas lights and gave sets of wires and bulbs to students in snack size ziplock baggies. After they took them home to play for a day, I asked them to figure out how to make the bulbs burn the brightest. It didn't take them long to figure out the difference in resistance in parallel versus series on their wn.

Recent Public Collections by Amy

My favorite bookmarks

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These are all my favorite web links GB4QvhfAC&pg=PA217&lpg=PA217&dq=slavin+tgt&source=bl&ots=awr-1fe
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A Few Loose Ends
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Air Mass Matters: Creating a Need-to-Know
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Staying organized and keeping resources together

A Glimpse of Things to Come
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“Melting” Apples: Using a Temperature Graph to Show Phase Changes in Applesauce
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