Author Archives: Robert C Everhart

About Robert C Everhart

GK-12 Fellow University of Kansas

the Problem problem

Well, I’ve spent more time at CAPS (Center for Advanced Professional Studies, Overland Park, KS) and have noticed a few things.  The biggest thing I’ve realized is that the business world has much more to offer in terms of project … Continue reading

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A different kind of “school”

This is my third year as a GK12 fellow, and I feel very lucky to be able to keep learning and trying new things each year.  This year is a very different venue for me.  In my first two years, … Continue reading

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Looking back on it all

Returning fellows have been asked to post our reflections on our GK12 experience.  I, like many, have been changed profoundly  by this fellowship, and I’ve been thinking about how to write this post for several months.  I tried to come … Continue reading

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Scales of the Universe

A colleague of mine, Jude Kastens at the Kansas Biological Survey, forwarded this link to me: Scales of the Universe — http://htwins.net/scale2/scale2.swf?bordercolor=white&fb_source=message This site is WAY COOL!  How big is a string?  How big is a nebula? How big is a … Continue reading

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Water Quality with 8th Grade Leaders

Well, some of you may recall the near mutiny from our last round of water quality testing.  We were set up for it again… chilly weather, forecast for rain, a plan to be outside… This time around was an interesting twist. … Continue reading

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Who should I believe?

Mrs. Loeffler and Ms. Wyssenbach have had their classes doing some research on various planets.  The classes have either divided up in groups or done the research individually, but in both cases, the class reconvened toward the end of class … Continue reading

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time as distance

At Eisenhower, we’re into the space and solar system portion of the year.  Ms. Wyssenbach had a great activity for the students.  In an effort to get across the idea that “light years” are a measure of distance, we did … Continue reading

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