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Guillame Amontons

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Guillame Amontons studied physics as it relates to temperature, atmospheric pressure, and humidity.  He created the first air thermometer and discovered that fire and heat could serve as energy sources.  He was the first to suggest that absolute value exists.  He studied earthquakes and the make up of the Earth.




TEKS Objective References:


§112.22.b.9.A. (Science 6th grade). The student knows that obtaining, transforming, and distributing energy affects the environment. The student is expected to identify energy transformations occurring during the production of energy for human use such as electrical energy to heat energy or heat energy to electrical energy.


§112.22.b.9.C. (Science 6th grade). The student knows that obtaining, transforming, and distributing energy affects the environment.  The student is expected to research and describe energy types from their source to their use and determine if the type is renewable, non-renewable, or inexhaustible.


§112.22.b.14.C. (Science 6th grade). The student knows the structures and functions of Earth systems. The student is expected to describe components of the atmosphere, including oxygen, nitrogen, and water vapor, and identify the role of atmospheric movement in weather change.


§112.23.b.8.A. (Science 7th grade).The student knows that complex interactions occur between matter and energy. The student is expected to illustrate examples of potential and kinetic energy in everyday life such as objects at rest, movement of geologic faults, and falling water


§112.23.b.14.A. (Science 7th grade). The student knows that natural events and human activity can alter Earth systems. The student is expected to describe and predict the impact of different catastrophic events on the Earth



Helpful Web sites:


Natural Disaster Videos. The National Geographic Web site has videos to show each natural disaster: avalanche, earthquake, hurricane, landslide, tornado, tsunami, and wildfire. http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/environment/environment-natural-disasters/


Animations for Earthquake Terms and Concepts. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learning/animations/. 


Teaching Resources:


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Animation of plate techtonic movements from Pangea to present time. 


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Instructional Powerpoint for Earthquakes.  Amontons.ppt Posted by Jennifer Borgman, jlowe@twu.edu


Teacher's Guide and Student Handouts for Thermometer Experiment. Students build their own thermometers and learn how a thermometer is calibrated. They also learn how to convert between Fehrenheit and Celsius. Teacher's Guide Thermometers.pdf









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