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2017
Teacher and School Lesson Title Lesson
Paul Orbe
High School School Science Teacher
Academy for Enrichment and Advancement – Union City High School – Union City, NJ
Radical Reactions Radical Reactions

Radical Reactions Activity Sheet

Charles Remillard
Middle School Science Teacher
The Scholars’ Academy – Rockaway Park, NY
 Bacteria Take Over and Down BACTERIA TAKE OVER AND DOWN

Activity Sheet 1-BACTERIA TAKE OVER

Activity Sheet 2-BACTERIA TAKE-DOWN

Andrew Slivosky
High School Chemistry Teacher
Frederick Douglass Academy VII High School – Brooklyn, NY
 Hydrophobic Surfaces: Deposition and Analysis  Hydrophobic Surfaces – Deposition and Analysis

Hydrophobic Surfaces Activity Sheet

Erica Wenzel
Math Teacher
College Achieve Central Charter School – Plainfield, NJ
Non-Newtonian Fluids – How Slow Can You Go  Non-Newtonian Fluids – How Slow Can You Go

How Slow Can You Go Activity Sheet

Rony Yardin
High School School Science Teacher
Bayside High School – Bayside NY
 A Multi-Purpose Resistance Bench

 

2016
Teacher and School Lesson Title Lesson
Charles Remillard
Middle School Science Teacher
The Scholars’ Academy – Rockaway Park, NY
Glued Into Science – Classifying Polymers Glued Into Science

Glued Into Science – Activity Sheet

Glued Into Science Presentation

Olena Kebalo
Middle School Science Teacher
The 30th Avenue School – Astoria, NY
 Plant Cell Crime Scene Plant Cell Crime Scene

Plant Cell Crime Scene Activity Sheet

Plant Cell Crime Scene Images

Charlie Wilson
Physics Teacher and New York State Master Teacher
Elmira High School – Elmira, NY
Sometimes You Behave like a WAVE, sometimes you Don’t! Sometimes You Behave Like a Wave

Sometimes You Behave Like a Wave Activity Sheet

Sometimes You Behave Like a Wave Materials Checklist_

Eric Sharpsteen
Science Teacher
Onondaga Central School District – Nedrow, NY
 Shedding a “Little” Light on Cancer Surgery. Shedding a Little Light on Cancer Surgery

Shedding a Little Light on Cancer Surgery Activity Sheet

Reading – New Imaging Method Lights Up Cancer Cells during Surgery

Reading – Fluorescent Cancer-Selective Alkylphosphocholine Analogs for Intraoperative Glioma Detection

Janice St. Pierre
Science Teacher
Bath Central School – Bath, NY
 Scaling down: Effects of Size on Behavior  Scaling Down-Effects of Size on Behavior

Scaling Down Activity Sheet

 

2015
Teacher and School Lesson Title Lesson
Brent Lawrence
Earth Science Teacher
Urban Assembly School of Music and Art
Brooklyn, NY
Constructing and Visualizing Topographic Profiles
Jane Lam
6th Grade Science Teacher
David A. Boody Intermediate School (I.S. 288)
Brooklyn, NY
Fibers, Dyes, and the Environment
Fibers Dyes and the Environment.pdf
Case study of Recycling Company.pdf

David Deutsch
High School Science Teacher
The Manhattan Center for Science and Mathmatics
Manhattan, NY
Modeling Light Interactions with Matter
Modeling Light Interactions with Matter

Modeling Light Interactions with Matter Activity Sheet

2013
Teacher and School Lesson Title Lesson
Alia Jackson
Curtis High School – Staten Island, NY
Resolution – Not just for the New Year
Resolution – Not just for the New Year
Linda Carey
WS Hackett Middle School – Albany, NY
Investigating and Modeling Hardness
Investigating and Modeling Hardness
Skyler Saucedo
Palmer Trinity School – Palmetto Bay, FL
Splitting Water With Electricity
Splitting Water With Electricity
Timothy Williamson
Grand Island High School – Grand Island, NY
Mechanical Properties of Gummy Worms
Mechanical Properties of Gummy Worms
2012
Teacher and School Lesson Title Lesson
Diane Pflug
KAPPA International High School – Bronx, NY
Igneous Rocks
Eric Sharpsteen
Onondaga Junior/Senior High School – Nedrow, NY
Superconductivity, Magnetic Levitation and Marty McFly’s Hoverboard
Helen Dole
Renaissance School of the Arts – New York, NY
Electric Vocabulary
Rhyan Barrows
Bishop Kearney High School – Brooklyn, NY
Building a Compound Light Microscope
Robert Schwartz
Harriton High School – Rosemont, PA
Optical Simulation of TEM
2011
Teacher and School Lesson Title Lesson
Brendan Noon
Williamson High School – Williamson, NY
Spectral Analysis with DVDs and CDs
Elizabeth Haggerty
Boca Prep International School – Boca Raton, FL
Thinking with the Eyes
Jini John
Hunter College High School – New York, NY
How big is it? Determining the size of objects that are too small or too big
Kaitlin McGann
Maple Hill High School – Castleton-on-Hudson, NY
Thin Films
Sandra Douglas
DeWitt Clinton High School – Bronx, NY
Polymerization- Production of Nylon 66
2010
Teacher and School Lesson Title Lesson
Carla Bratwaite
Midwood High School at Brooklyn College – Brooklyn, NY
Synthesis of C Dots
Durrell Jones
Milford Mill Academy – Windsor Mill, MD
Math is Malleable
Josh Buchman
Fayetteville-Manlius High School – Manlius, NY
Learning Thermodynamics is a Snap!
Nicole Holmes
Herbert H. Lehman High School – Bronx, NY
Sound Off
Nuenyan (Jane) Lam
David A. Boody Intermediate School, IS 228 – Brooklyn, NY
Who’s Got the Flu?
Stephen Besler
Saratoga Springs High School – Saratoga Springs, NY
Beam Focusing Using Lenses
2009
Teacher and School Lesson Title Lesson
David Duetsch
Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics – Manhattan, NY
Characterizing Solar Cells
David Gardner
Solvay High School – Solvay, NY
Renewable Soy Flour Resins and Cotton Cloth Composite Materials
Kiana Guerrero
Banana Kelly High School – Bronx, NY
The Galvanic Cell Game
Nuenyan (Jane) Lam
Intermediate School 228 – Brooklyn, NY
The Making of a Macromolecule
Shaneka Woods
King/Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science – Los Angeles, CA
Make Your Own Computer Chip
2008
Teacher and School Lesson Title Lesson
Carla Bratwaite
Midwood High School – Brooklyn, NY
Polymerization
Gary Stark
Estes Park High School – Estes Park, CO
Material Science Labs in Algebra II
Judith Exler
Norman Thomas High School – Astoria, NY
Chemistry of Polymers
Karrie Frey
Tully Jr./Sr. High School – Tully, NY
Trace Evidence – How Fibers and Hair are used to aid in Crime Solving

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Lisa Tarman
William Penn Senior High School – York, PA
Diffraction Inquiry Activity
Mike Fitzegerald
Union-Endicott High School – Endicott, NY
Fuel Cell Characterization
Patricia Gould
North Junior High School – Newburgh, NY
Butterfly Wings and Microscopes
Shenika Brundridge
Bullock County High School – Union Springs, AL
Beta-Carotene Extractions
2007
Teacher and School Lesson Title Lesson
Adrianna Lopez
Intermediate School 347 – Brooklyn, NY
Why Some Liquids Separate— Guided Inquiry Lab on Density
David Gardner
Solvay High School – Solvay, NY
Measuring with a Microscope
Frank LaGatta
Shaker High School – Latham, NY
Synthesis of Oil of Wintergreen
Mike Fitzgerald
Union-Endicott High School – Endicott, NY
Introduction to Fuel Cells
Myriam Ibarra
Nottingham High School – Syracuse, NY
Paper or Plastic?
Pat Higgiston
The Birch Wathen Lenox School – New York, NY
How do we see things?
Stephanie Metz
Webster Schroeder High School – Webster, NY
The Physics of Bridges
Tom Nabinger
Nottingham High School – Syracuse, NY
Zoology – Mollusks
Vincent Pereira
New Explorations – New York, NY
Viscoelastic Materials
2006
Teacher and School Lesson Title Lesson
Eric Bowerman
Vestal Senior High School – Vestal, NY
Engineering Organic Light-Emitting Devices
Frank LaGatta
Shaker High School – Latham, NY
Esterification
Joan Erickson
SUNY Delhi – Delhi, NY
Should We Count the Beans…one at a time?
Jordan Pekor
Sewanhaka High School – Floral Park, NY
Understanding Interference and Diffraction Patterns through Drawing
Myriam Ibarra
Nottingham High School – Syracuse, NY
Energy and the Angle of Insolation
Sydney Mendez
Nottingham High School – Syracuse, NY
Solubility Rule – Like Dissolves Like
Thomas Nabinger
Nottingham High School – Syracuse, NY
Mineral Properties and Identification
Ulugbek Akhmedov
Stuyvesant High School – New York, NY
Solid State Physics Elective Course
Walter Peck
Whitney Point High School – Whitney Point, NY
Energy and the Pogo Stick
2005
Teacher and School Lesson Title Lesson
Karrie Frey
Tully Junior/Senior High School – Tully, NY
Allotropes: What does structure have to do with it? Allotropes of Sulfur
Ranald Bleakley
Weedsport High School – Weedsport, NY
Freezing Point and Boiling Point Changes for Solutions and Solids
Richard Hendrick
Nazareth Academy – Rochester, NY
Ice Alloys
Sharon Ramsay
Norwich High School – Norwich, NY
Physical Properties of Matter
Sydney Mendez
Nottingham High School – Syracuse, NY
Polymers
Ulugbek Akhmedov
Baruch College Campus High School – New York, NY
How can X-rays be useful in studying crystals?
Youning (Neil) Wang
Murry Bergtraum High School – New York, NY
Cooperative Learning on Observation of a Unique Material Property
2004
Teacher and School Lesson Title Lesson
Claire Godlewski
Oneida Middle School
How Can You See That?: Web Quest
Daniel Delorme
Horseheads High School
Photovoltaic Cells
Eric Bowerman
Union Endicott High School
The Science of Slime
Gerald Meccariello
Cato-Meridian High School
Manufacturing of Capsules
Karen Balbierer
Waterloo High School
Will This Polymer Ever Go Away?
Mahyar Nikpour
Roosevelt UFSD
Surface Tension and Capillary Action
Mike Pavlovich
Susquehanna Valley High School
Miscibility in Solids
Mona Steigerwald
Horseheads High School
The Shaping of Polymers
Raymond Kaschalk
Haverling High School
X-Rays – The Friendly Photons
Shawn Hennon
Belleville Township High School East
Can You Handle the Stress?
Are You Under Too Much Strain?
Tracy Suggs
Vestal High School
What’s Mass Got to Do With It?:
A Self-Guided Introduction to Mass Spectrometry
2003
Teacher and School Lesson Title Lesson
Claire Godlewski
Schenectady City Schools
Virtual Crystallography Internet Activity
David C. Ruth
South Seneca High School
What’s Your Stuff?
Karen Balbierer
Victor Senior High School
What is the Scientific Method?
Paul Sedita
Canadaigua Academy
Deflection of Balsa Wood Bridges
Stephen Zielinski
South Seneca Jr./Sr. High School
Bridging Materials Science Research into the Middle School Classroom
Teresa Trupp
Union Endicott Central School
To Degrade or Not to Degrade:
The Characteristics of Several Biodegradable Polymers
Thad Schug
Homer High School
Playing with Polymers
Theodore Chao
Intermediate School 318
Bouncing Tennis Balls
2002
Teacher and School Lesson Title Lesson
Anne Casper
Nardin Academy
Electricity
Claire Godlewski
Schenectady City Schools
Casting the Best Line
Gerald Meccariello
Cato-Meridian High School
Phase Change Curve for Paraffin
Jim Shannon
Pittsford Mendon High School
Materials in Sports
Mary Kay Hickey
Dryden Jr./Sr. High School
What’s in That Pill?: A Thin Layer Chromatography Lab
Mona Steigerwald
Horseheads Central School
Designing a Science Lesson Using the 5E’s Model
Ranald Bleakley
Weedsport High School
The Periodic Table of Elements
Ronald Hoodak
SCT BOCES New Visions Program
Materials Examination and Hands-on Microscopy
Sally Horak
Cortland Jr./Sr. High School
Spider Biology
Teresa Trupp
Union Endicott Central School
Using Toys to Teach Chemistry and Materials Science
Terri Husted
DeWitt Middle School
Polymer Research – Shaping our Schools
2001
Teacher and School Lesson Title Lesson
Ann Phinney-Foreman
Waverly High School
n/a
Bob Walters
DeWitt Middle School
Common Themes in Math, Science and Technology Education
Claire Godlewski
Schenectady City Schools
Web Adventures
David Newton
Cortland Jr./Sr. High School
n/a
Diane Irwin
Liverpool High School Annex
Applications of Energy and Diffraction, Natural Polymers
Jeanine Cosh
Candor High School
Polymers
Ronald Hoodak
SCT BOCES New Visions Program
Sands From Around the World
Stephen Zielinski
South Seneca Jr./Sr. High School
X-Ray Diffraction of Seagull Feather Keratin
Susan Danskin
Dewitt Middle School
n/a
Terri Husted
DeWitt Middle School
n/a
Valerie White
Saturday Academy and Northeast/South Hill Elementary
Symmetry of Hub Caps
2000
Teacher and School Lesson Title Lesson
Nicole Lazor
Lansing High School
Scientists: An Active Exploration
Sally Horak
Cortland Jr./Sr. High School
Spider Silk
Stephen Zielinski South Seneca Jr./Sr. High School
Show Me What You’re Made of: Studying Biological Materials
Susan Danskin
Dewitt Middle School
Introduction to Trigonometry
Valerie White
Saturday Academy and
Northeast/South Hill Elementary
Understanding and Using Computers
1999
Teacher and School Lesson Title Lesson
Ann Phinney-Forman
Waverly High School – Waverly, NY
Napoleon’s Buttons, Gum and the Cat’s Meow
Terri Husted
DeWitt Middle School – Ithaca, NY
Symmetry in Math and Science

 

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