Nicholas Amendolare

6-12 Science, Writing, and PBL Teacher

Nicholas is a career science teacher and writer. He earned his bachelor's degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and his master's degree from Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has worked as a high school and middle school science teacher for nine years. And he has written science content for both and TED-Ed.

His particular passions include project-based learning, climate change physics, and finding ways to maximize student engagement. Some of his work can be found on his teaching website, Outside of teaching, Nicholas enjoys the great outdoors, playing guitar, and ultimate frisbee.

Lesson Plans

Grades 9-10
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The Math Behind Sea Level Rise

In this lesson, students use geometry to investigate the question "How much would sea levels rise if Antarctica melted?"Step 1 - Inquire: Students speculate how one could use geometry to calculate the water level produced by a melting block of ice placed on a classroom table.

Topic: Geometric Modeling
Subject: Math
Types: Article, Interactive Media, Lesson Plan, Scientific Papers or Reports