Design Team Developed: Plastic Water Bottle Design
30 Nov 2012 | Contributor(s): James Daniel Lehman
This lesson plan, intended for grade 6, focuses on using mathematics to design the shape of a plastic water bottle to optimize the surface area to volume ratio and so reduce the amount of plastic used to make the bottles.
Pill Bugs' Habitat Inquiry Activity
11 Nov 2012 | Contributor(s): James Daniel Lehman
This is an inquiry activity, aligned to grade 4-6 standards, in which students design fair test investigations to determine the habitat of pill bugs (roly polies).
Model Ecosystem Video
04 Oct 2012 | Contributor(s): David C Eichinger, James Daniel Lehman
In this video, Professor David Eichinger discusses a model ecosystem activity that is used in Biology for Elementary Teachers and is applicable to the elementary classroom.
Design Team Developed: Sun Tracking System for a Solar Panel
13 Sep 2012 | Contributor(s): Bryan Hubbard, Kari Clase, John Grutzner, Alyssa Panitch, Nancy Irene Tyrie
This lesson plan is designed for 6th grade and addresses topics related to the sun-earth-moon system. Specifically, this lesson addresses that seasons result from the tilt of the earth, which causes changes in sunlight intensity and length of day. Related mathematical standards address...
Design Team Developed: Reindeer Habitat
06 Sep 2012 | Contributor(s): Senay Purzer, David C Eichinger, Erin K Doherty
This lesson plan is designed fro 6th grade and covers life science topics in science and are calculations in math. In engineering, the importance of using scientific and engineering vocabulary in explanations & justifications is emphasized.
EDCI Strong Book Nook Fall 2011
28 Mar 2012 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Brenda Capobianco
Grade 6 lesson plan, engineering design process.
Think-aloud Protocol Analysis as a Measure of Students' Science Learning through Design Assessment
28 Mar 2012 | Publications | Contributor(s): Todd Richard Kelley, Brenda Capobianco
Research has indicated that authentic engineering design tasks hold the attention andinterest of students and can lead to deeper levels of science engagement (Fortus, Dershimer, Krajcik, Marx, & Mamlok-Naaman, 2004; Roth, 1996; 1997; 1998). However, there is a need for student assessments...
EDCI Catapults Sp 2012
28 Mar 2012 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Mary Hildebrand, Andrea Levrio
EDCI Rollercoaster Energy Spring 2012
28 Mar 2012 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Brooke Ann Winebrenner, Cassie Timmons
EDCI lesson plan about potential and kinetic energy.
Design Team Developed: Hot/Cold Pack
13 Jan 2012 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Brenda Capobianco
Create a hot/cold pack- 6th grade
Design Team Developed: Sensing Vibration
03 Jan 2012 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Brenda Capobianco
Video from Panel of University Leaders: How to Lead and Facilitate Institutional Change
29 Nov 2011 | Conference Videos | Contributor(s): Dale Whittaker, Daniel Hastings, Moses Lee, Michael McManus, Robert McMaster, John Squires
Panel Moderator:A. Dale Whittaker, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Purdue UniversityPanel Members:Daniel Hastings, Dean for Undergraduate Education, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyMoses Lee, Dean of Natural and Applied Sciences, Hope College, MichiganMichael McManus, Dean...
13 Nov 2011 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dana Nicole Ruggiero
Curriculum maps from:Sunnyside grade 5, grade 6, and grade 5 humanitiesWea Ridge, Wea 6th,TaylorKokomo
Video - Theories of Action for STEM Education: The Role of the National Science Foundation Investments in STEM Learning and Higher Education
02 Nov 2011 | Conference Videos | Contributor(s): Joan Ferrini-Mundy
What is the most strategic approach for a federal funding agency in shaping investment programs to improve STEM teaching and learning? NSF's Directorate for Education and Human Resources is focused increasingly on its role within the Foundation and in coordination with other agencies in...
STEM Strategies in K-15 Education in Colombia
12 Oct 2011 | Publications | Contributor(s): Maria Figueroa
Transforming Education from Innovation to Implementation Conference: Session F3 The Center for Research and Development in Education (CIFE) at Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia) has launched a STEM program as a part of its mission to produce research based knowledge for the...
Learning Cycles in Large Chemistry Lectures: Implementation Logistics
12 Oct 2011 | Publications | Contributor(s): Ellen Yezierski
Transforming Education from Innovation to Implementation Conference: Session F2 Inquiry-based instruction employing the learning cycle is theoretically grounded in constructivism (1) and social constructivism (2) as well as empirically supported in research conducted in learning environments...
Creating Informed Problem Solvers: A Case Study in Engineering Education
12 Oct 2011 | Publications | Contributor(s): Michael Fosmire, Ruth E Wertz
Transforming Education from Innovation to Implementation Conference: Session F1 In our increasingly knowledge-based society, the focus of engineering education has changed dramatically, de-emphasizing specialized content skills and rote problem solving and concentrating on processes and habits of...
IS-IT Learning? Challenging Students to Think 'Outside the Box' through Interdisciplinary Contexts for Inquiry in STEM
12 Oct 2011 | Publications | Contributor(s): Gwen Lawrie, Kelly E Matthews, Gabriela Weaver
Transforming Education from Innovation to Implementation Conference: Session E2Large-enrollment first-year STEM courses present a significant challenge to academics in terms of engagement and in catering for student diversity in academic ability, career aspiration, and prior experiences. In this...
Online Learning Systems for Science: From Grant-Funded Project to Widespread
12 Oct 2011 | Publications | Contributor(s): William Vining, Lisa Lockwood
Transforming Education from Innovation to Implementation Conference: Session E1This presentation will describe the genesis, testing, modification, and eventual commercial distribution of a web-based homework/learning system for chemistry. This project relates to the design and implementation of...
University Governance and its Role in Transforming Societies in the Middle East
12 Oct 2011 | Publications | Contributor(s): Adriana Jaramillo
Transforming Education from Innovation to Implementation Conference: Session D3I will present the results of a regional study on university governance conducted in four countries: Palestine, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco. We have surveyed 50 Universities, using aquestionnaire addressing 4 dimensions...