Classroom Examples by Discipline

These exercises were developed in CAST workshops from 2006-2011 by teachers in western Pennsylvania. Most include a lesson plan and accompanying models.  If there is more than one accompanying model, they are bundled into a .zip file.  Once you have downloaded a project, use the unzip program to extract the individual files.

High School


Mendelian Genetics
Rebecca Day, Frazier High School

Discovering the Science of Alcohol
Brian Strelick, Waynesburg Central High School

Enzyme Action
Melissa Franks, Oakland Catholic High School

Kristy Lippert, Highlands High School

Evolution/Natural Selection
Karie Suhajda, CAPA


Atomic Structure/Subatomic Particles
Matt Brandstetter, Waynesburg Central High School

Calculating Formula Masses
Kathleen M. Kenny, McKeesport Area High School

Energy, Heat and Hess
Christine Boring, Northgate Middle/Senior High School

Precision and Density
James McNally, Pine-Richland High School

Limiting Reagents
Xiaojing Zhang, Sto-Rox High School

Environmental Science/Geology

Darcy’s Law
Lawrence Thomas, Fox Chapel Area High School

General Science/Physical Science

Motion, Specifically Projectile Motion
Todd Ollendyke, Upper St. Clair High School


Derivative Application
Dennis Bonicky, Chartiers Valley High School

Daniel Hack, Penn Hills Senior High School

Linear Relationships
Eva Malecki, Fairview/O’Hara/Kerr Elementary Schools

Surface Area and Volume
Marie Platts & Irene M. Runco, Woodland Hills High School

Graphical Analysis
Sharon Ramsey & Richard Stevens, Gateway High School

Significant Figures
Wayne Stanley, Fox Chapel Area High School


Wave Nature of Light/Law of Malus
Benjamin T. Spicer, Sewickley Academy Senior School

Wave Fundamentals
Mark A. Uhrinek, Seneca Valley Senior High School

Simple Harmonic Motion
Donald Zier, Chartiers Valley High School

Universal Gravitation/Planetary Motion
Tom Moul, Fox Chapel Area High School

Relativity/Time Dilation
Mark Nemchick, McKeesport Area High School

Sound Intensity vs. Distance
M. Perry and D. Tsambis, Pine Richland High School