Brian Hornbuckle: Teaching
Courses I teach / have taught and some teaching resources I have developed over the years.
- Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University
- Agronomy / Meteorology 206: Introduction to Weather and Climate.
- Each fall semester since 2004 I have team taught 206 with Professor Ray Arritt and a graduate student.
These students have been: Jimmy Correia (2004-2005), John Baranick (2006-2007), Tracy Rowlandson (2008),
Eric Russell (2009-2010), Jason Patton (2011-2013), Ben Carr (2012-2013), and Victoria Walker (2014-2015).
Brian Viner also helped with the class several times in the late 2000's.
Due to the large enrollment (10-year average enrollment of 301 students)
the course is taught using course management software (Blackboard Learn in 2011, WebCT previously).
We are using, with success, a wireless polling system
(the TurningPoint classroom response system)
that allows both students and faculty to obtain immediate feedback
by displaying student responses to multiple-choice quiz questions.
Here is an activity page that reveals why Earth has seasons that I initially developed for the Four Seasons Project (Science Center of Iowa)!
- Agronomy / Environmental Science / Meteorology 405/505: Environmental Biophysics.
- I teach 405/505 in alternate years (odd spring semesters, first class was in Spring 2005).
The course closely follows Campbell and Norman's
An Introduction to Environmental Biophysics.
- Electrical Engineering / Meteorology / Agronomy 518: Microwave Remote Sensing.
- I teach 518 in alternate years (even spring semesters, first class was in Spring 2006).
- The University of Michigan
- I taught Supplemental Instruction (SI) sections for EECS 210,
the first electrical engineering class in the undergraduate program.
Here is the OUTLINE.
- The University of Mississippi
- Resources developed during graduate study:
- Term paper: how desegregation occured in Clarksdale, MS: DESEG
- A proposed block schedule for CHS: BLOCK
- My notes on block scheduling: BLOCK NOTES
- Clarksdale High School
- Labs for high school chemistry:
If you teach physical science at either the middle or high school level, you'll love
TOPS Task Cards!
- The concept of isotopes presented with beans! ISOTOPES
- Learn conversion factors by making Kool-Aid! KOOLAID
- Prove Kroger Baking Soda really is baking soda with a chemical reaction! KROGER
- Learn about molarity (if you can stand salty water)! MOLARITY
- And when kids get rowdy...