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  1. Teacher Reflection: Wargel, Slow Boats, Fall 2017

    17 Jan 2018 | Teacher Reflections | Contributor(s): Nancy Pelaez

    The slow boat activity worked well as a culminating activity for force and motion.

  2. Teacher Reflection Template for 2017-18

    28 Sep 2015 | Teacher Reflections | Contributor(s): Nancy Pelaez

    This is the template for SLED teacher reflections for 2017-18

  3. Nanoscience and PBL Resources for Teachers

    13 Jul 2015 | Publications | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    This document includes nanoscience resources separated by big idea. There are also resources based on the applications discussed in the 2015 RGS course and websites where you can purchase materials for nano activities. The PBL resources include examples, tools and articles. All of the resources...

  4. STEMEdhub: Supporting STEM Education Initiatives via the H U Bzero Platform

    07 Apr 2015 | Publications

    Built as one of 60+ hubs on the HUBzero platform, STEMEdhub was developed in 2011 as a resource for research, education, and collaboration in STEM education. The hub currently supports 82 different groups. In this article, the authors describe two specific groups (SLED and AAU) that are taking...

  5. Teacher Reflection: Fletcher, Bio-Inspired Flower, Spring 2015

    17 Mar 2015 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Nancy Pelaez

  6. Teacher Reflection: Lehman, Keeping It Cool, Summer 2014

    18 Jun 2014 | Teacher Reflections | Contributor(s): Nancy Pelaez

    This is my reflection about which activity I liked in the 2014 SLED Summer Institute.

  7. Teacher Reflection: Lehman, Keeping it Cool, Summer 2014

    18 Jun 2014 | Teacher Reflections | Contributor(s): Nancy Pelaez

    This is my reflection about the favorite summer task in SLED in 2014.

  8. Reflection Upload Guide 2015

    14 Oct 2013 | Teacher Reflections | Contributor(s): Nancy Pelaez

    This short guide explains how to upload your teacher reflections.

  9. PBL to the Rescue: Using PBL in a Human Anatomy and Physiology High School Class

    17 Sep 2013 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    This one hour video presentation given by Brian Duncan, an Attica, Indiana Jr./Sr. High School science teacher. He presents his experience using PBL to teach Human Anatomy and Physiology High School class to the Research Goes to School workshop in Summer 2013. Be sure to look at the supporting...

  10. Biofuel Candle Comparison Lab

    20 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    This basic lab was developed to be used in a non-science classroom to help start student thinking about energy densities of different fuels in mathematical terms. The main objective is to get middle and high school math students to quantify observations of candles made from petroleum based fuels...

  11. Perspectives on the SLED Project

    05 Jun 2013 | Demonstration Video | Contributor(s): Nancy Pelaez

    This video provides perspectives on the SLED project from members of the leadership team and participating teachers.

  12. Teacher Reflection Upload Video

    11 Oct 2012 | Teacher Reflections | Contributor(s): Nancy Pelaez

    This video provides a step-by-step overview of how to upload a teacher reflection to the SLEDhub site.

  13. Reflection Upload Guide

    11 Oct 2012 | Teacher Reflections | Contributor(s): Nancy Pelaez

    This printed guide outlines the steps to follow to upload a teacher reflection to the SLEDhub site.

  14. SLED Teacher Reflection Template 2012

    11 Oct 2012 | Teacher Reflections | Contributor(s): Nancy Pelaez

    This is the template teachers should use for SLED reflections during the 2012-13 academic year.

  15. Teacher Reflection: Lehman, Prosthetic Leg, Fall 2012

    09 Oct 2012 | Teacher Reflections | Contributor(s): Nancy Pelaez

    This is Jim Lehman's reflection on the prosthetic leg activity in Fall 2012.

  16. Cooking with the Sun - Creating a Solar Oven

    17 Feb 2012 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    RGS Summer 2011 Supplemental MaterialFor this activity, students will be given a set of materials: cardboard, a set of insulating materials (i.e. foam, newspaper, etc.), aluminum foil, and plexiglass. Students will then become engineers in building a solar oven from the given materials, keeping...

  17. Problem Based Approach to Instruction

    17 Feb 2012 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    RGS Summer 2011 Supplemental Material:This chapter examines the problem-based learning approach to instructionfrom the perspective of instructional design theory and synthesizes the current knowledge and theory into some universal methods, situational methods, and principles for a theory of...

  18. PBL Learning Meets Case-Based Reasoning in the Middle School Science Classroom: Putting Learning by Design Into Practice

    17 Feb 2012 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    RGS Summer 2011 Supplemental Material:This article tells the story of the design of Learning by Design™ (LBD), a project- based inquiry approach to science learning with roots in case-based reasoning and problem-based learning, pointing out the theoretical contributions of both, classroom issues...

  19. PBL Developing a Driving Question

    17 Feb 2012 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    RGS Summer 2011 PBL: Developing a Driving Question

  20. Calculating the Potential Energy of Flowing Water

    17 Feb 2012 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    RGS Summer 2011 Week 1 Material: Student Activity