Monthly Archives: November 2013

My first experiences at Olathe North

It’s been a while – but I’m back in the game! I was a GK12er two years ago, working at Rosedale Middle School with Ralph, and am super ecstatic to be able to participate again this year with the geosciences … Continue reading

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OMIIR at Olathe East

The Olathe Methanotroph Isolation and Identification Research (OMIIR) group looks to isolate and understand methanotrophic bacteria in their local aquatic system and environment. This group that is based out of Olathe East High School and directed by Mr. Ralph, has been … Continue reading

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Precision and Accuracy

One of the foundational tenets of science is the ability to level the power of empirical observations to expose the inter-workings of the universe. As a computer engineer, in my earlier academic career, measurement and the ability to understand the … Continue reading

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Last week in my GK-12 classroom, the 8th graders were learning about minerals and their associated properties. As a (non-materials based) engineer, I probably hadn’t thought about Mohs scale or gypsum since I had learned about them when I was … Continue reading

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“Why do I need to learn this anyway?”

As noted in my previous post, there is a diverse student body – ethnically, culturally, and academically.  Students in the advanced eighth grade Geometry class to which I am formally assigned are likely college bound and will need a rudimentary understanding … Continue reading

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