Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2003 11:49:38 -0400

Author: "John L. Hubisz"

Subject: Re: Astronomy help

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Great Ideas for Teaching Astronomy published by Brooks/Cole Thomson
Learning is now in its 3rd edition. Any edition is worthwhile. I also
have a collection of about 35 experiments to be done inside when it is
cloudy from LSW Associates. If they are no longer in business, I can lend
them to you to copy.

John

At 11:25 AM 9/20/2003 -0400, Winnmmw@aol.com wrote:
>Dear Group,
>I am mentoring the new physics teachers in Hillsborough County. I love the
>job - have six teachers this year.
>
>I have two teachers this year teaching Astronomy. Neither has much
>background in Astronomy & they are using a college text which does not
>have all the ancillaries that a high school text would have.
>
>Does anyone out there know any books, web sites, or whatever that would
>help? Or do you have some little labs that you would be willing to send
>me? Both teachers are new teachers with three different preps & are on
>block - eek!
>
>I think the supervisor would buy some books or other small stuff if I
>could find out what would be helpful.
>
>Mary Winn
>
>2623 Watrous Ave.
>Tampa, FL 33629
>813-254-3852
>winnmmw@aol.com

John L. Hubisz, Physics Department, Box 8202, North Carolina State
University, Raleigh NC 27695-8202; hubisz@unity.ncsu.edu, (919)515-2515,
(919)515-7331 FAX

http://www.science-house.org/middleschool/
http://www.physics.ncsu.edu/ncsaapt/

HOME: 1604 South Salem Street, Apex NC 27502-7251, hubisz@mindspring.com,
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Great Ideas for Teaching Astronomy published by Brooks/Cole
Thomson Learning is now in its 3rd edition.  Any edition is
worthwhile.  I also have a collection of about 35 experiments to be
done inside when it is cloudy from LSW Associates.  If they are no
longer in business, I can lend them to you to copy.


John


At 11:25 AM 9/20/2003 -0400, Winnmmw@aol.com wrote:

Dear Group,

I am mentoring the new physics teachers in Hillsborough County. I love
the job - have six teachers this year.


I have two teachers this year teaching Astronomy. Neither has much
background in Astronomy & they are using a college text which does
not have all the ancillaries that a high school text would
have.


Does anyone out there know any books, web sites, or whatever that would
help? Or do you have some little labs that you would be willing to send
me? Both teachers are new teachers with three different preps & are
on block - eek!


I think the supervisor would buy some books or other small stuff if I
could find out what would be helpful.


Mary Winn


2623 Watrous Ave.

Tampa, FL 33629

813-254-3852

winnmmw@aol.com


John L. Hubisz, Physics Department, Box 8202, North Carolina State
University, Raleigh  NC  27695-8202; hubisz@unity.ncsu.edu,
(919)515-2515, (919)515-7331 FAX


http://www.science-house.org/middleschool/

http://www.physics.ncsu.edu/ncsaapt/


HOME: 1604 South Salem Street, Apex  NC  27502-7251,
hubisz@mindspring.com, (919)362-5782 (Voice & FAX)


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John,
Thank you very much. That is exactly the kind of thing I was hoping to find!
I will see if I can track down copies for them. If I cannot, I will take you
up on your kind offer.

Mary Winn

2623 Watrous Ave.
Tampa, FL 33629
813-254-3852
winnmmw@aol.com

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From thomason@colorado.edu Sat Sep 20 11:48:07 2003
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From: "Michael Thomason"
To:
Subject: RE: broken barometer
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2003 12:31:10 -0600
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John,

For shame!

Let John dig the hole in his basement instead and send the Hg to him,

Michael Thomason, Director, Physics Learning Laboratories
University of Colorado, Boulder, Department of Physics
http://physicslearning.colorado.edu
mailto:thomason@colorado.edu
303-492-7117

"Species of plants and animals are disappearing a hundred or more times
faster than before the coming of humanity, and as many as half may be gone
by the end of this century. An Armageddon is approaching... It is the
wreckage of the planet by an exuberantly plentiful and ingenious humanity.
The race is now on between the technoscientific forces that are
destroying the living environment and those that can be harnessed to save
it. We are inside a bottleneck of overpopulation and wasteful consumption.
If the race is won, humanity can emerge in far better condition than when it
entered, and with most of the diversity of life still intact.
...Surely the rest of life matters. Surely our stewardship is its
only hope. We will be wise to listen carefully to the heart, then act with
rational intentions and all the tools we can bring to bear."
E O Wilson, "The Future of Life"


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Subject: Re: broken barometer


Dig a hole in the woods and dump the mercury in and cover it. Save the
nice wood and the scale for some other purpose. Perhaps even a museum
exhibit.

This situation with mercury is ridiculous.

John

At 09:43 PM 9/18/2003 -0400, Bill Reitz wrote:
>A Chemistry teacher came to me today about a mercury barometer he had
>in the classroom at our high school. Students noted a couple of drops
>of Hg on the outside of the bottom of the apparatus. He said there also
>seemed to be a bubble in the mercury column. The barometer is only 2
>years old and cost a whopping $400. He called the company that
>manufactured it. They said to mail it to them and they would reseal and
>refill it ( for $280). They also said that it had to be sent in a
>special box ( they'll provide one for $40).
>
>The Chemistry teacher didn't know whether to send it back to be
>refurbished for big bucks or just drop it in the hallway so that we
>could have a few days off. At nearby elementary school a small mercury
>spill was found on the floor in a science room. The school has been
>closed for a week. There is a rumor that a custodian collected the
>spill & poured it down the drain ("I didn't know it was mercury...")
>All the drains were sucked clean and some sealed off as a result.
>
>My question: what would you do with our troublesome barometer?
>
>Bill Reitz

John L. Hubisz, Physics Department, Box 8202, North Carolina State
University, Raleigh NC 27695-8202; hubisz@unity.ncsu.edu, (919)515-2515,
(919)515-7331 FAX

http://www.science-house.org/middleschool/
http://www.physics.ncsu.edu/ncsaapt/

HOME: 1604 South Salem Street, Apex NC 27502-7251, hubisz@mindspring.com,
(919)362-5782 (Voice & FAX)

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