Writings and Publications
of Glenn Simonelli
Climate Change: Winners and Losers
series of web-based lessons for elementary and middle school students
about the potential effects of anthropogenic climate change.
Sedimentology, Geochemistry and Paleobiology of a Pennsylvanian
Marginal Marine Depositional Environment, Mansfield Formation, Indiana, by Glenn A. Simonelli, Claudia C. Johnson, Erika R. Elswick, Erle G. Kauffman, Cortland F. Eble, and Stephen T. Hasiotis.
My masters thesis, updated and edited for publication by the Indiana Geological Survey.
A Validation Study of Elementary Science ISTEP+ Scores
education dissertation: a statistical analysis of 1,500+ standardized
test scores of elementary school children, in which I conclude that
test-taking ability, as evinced in 3rd grade language test scores, has
a much greater impact on science test scores than
schools or individual teachers.
in Space: An
astronomy/Astrobiology Unit for Upper Elementary and Middle School
A series of lesson plans for teachers, it includes the
units "Colonize the Solar System" and "Build Your Own Planet."
Uses of Math and Science (PUMAS)
math and science lessons on a peer-reviewed web site for teachers
maintained by NASA.
Modeling the Motions of the Earth, Moon and Sun
The Cause of the Phases of the Moon
The Cause of the Earth's Seasons
The Rubber Band Problem
The Mathematical Implications of Lying
Ideas About Astronomy: A Pilot Study
Published in the Astronomy Education Review.
A Validation Study of Standardized
Elementary Science Test Scores
ISBN 978-3-8383-0817-3. Basically, my dissertation repackaged in book form. Available, at an outrageous price, from Amazon.com, AbeBooks.com and Barnes & Noble.com, among
Number 1 - September 5, 2013
Number 1 - August 7, 2011
Number 2 - October 10, 2011
Number 3 - July 4, 2012
Number 4 - December 23, 2012
1 - August 5, 2008
2 - September 20, 2008
Number 3 - November 2,
Number 4 - December 21, 2008
Number 5 - March 31, 2009
Volume 3 - January 12, 2010
Number 1 - January 9, 2011
Number 2 - July 11, 2011
The Fight on Packing Day Evening
Actually, this story has never been published, but this seems like a good place to include it.
raising the possibility that a supernova explosion initiated a series
events that led to the great end-Permian extinction.
(I no longer believe this to be the explanation. I'm now convinced it was a bollide impact.)
Constraints on the Possible Nature of Life on Mars
This essay suggests
that any life on Mars might still be below the Darwinian Threshold.
Last Updated: January 22, 2022