Lisa Coughlin

I teach high school Earth Science and Astronomy.

Location

VA

Affiliation

TC Williams High School

Recent Posts by Lisa

Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:52 PM in Building a Telescope
Building a telescope is one of the options my Astronomy students have for a project in my class. My students actually have a lot of difficulties finding regular lenses to buy and so they have used old reading glasses instead. It does seem to work, but does anyone know where I could suggest for students to buy actual lenses?

Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:12 PM in BestGeologyLabActivities
There is a good activity that I use with my students called Musical Plates: http://www.k12science.org/curriculum/musicalplates3/en/ The students use real time data to plot the location of earthquakes and volcanoes to discover the location of plate boundaries. I've used it for a couple of years now and the students seem to really enjoy it.

Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:08 PM in BestOceanographyLabActivities
I have done the Nike Shoe lab before and the students really seem to enjoy it. Another really good site is: http://www.k12science.org/curriculum/gulfstream/studentcurrentnow.shtml Students use real time data from buoys, ships, and satellites to track the location of the gulf stream current. It is great activity that allows students to look at real time data to discover the location of the gul...