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

    17 Jan 2018 | Teacher Reflections

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

  2. Slow Boat PowerPoint Presentation

    29 Jun 2017 | Downloads

    This PowerPoint presentation was designed to accompany the SLED Slow Boat activity.

  3. Slow Boat PowerPoint Presentation Summer 2017

    29 Jun 2017 | Downloads

    This PowerPoint presentation accompanied the Slow Boat design activity at the SLED summer workshops in 2017.

  4. SLED 2015 Teacher and Student Research Powerpoint (grades 5-6)

    19 Jun 2015 | Downloads

    This PowerPoint gives what to expect regarding the SLED 2015-16 research for teachers in grades 5-6.

  5. SLED 2015 Teacher and Student Research Expectations PowerPoint

    19 Jun 2015 | Downloads

    This PowerPoint gives what to expect regarding the SLED 2015-16 research for teachers in grades 3-4.

  6. Research Activities 2013-14 PowerPoint Slides

    16 Jun 2014 | Downloads

    PowerPoint slides detailing SLED research activities during the 2013-14 and 2014-14 years.

  7. Slow Boat PowerPoint

    11 Jun 2013 | Teaching Materials

    The PowerPoint slides which accompanied the Slow Boat design task at the 2013 Summer Institute.

  8. Slow Boat

    11 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans

    This 4th grade design task lesson focuses on the concept of drag by asking students to develop ways to slow down a boat.

  9. Design Team Developed: Plastic Water Bottle Design

    30 Nov 2012 | Lesson Plans

    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.

  10. Pill Bugs' Habitat Inquiry Activity

    11 Nov 2012 | Lesson Plans

    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).

  11. Model Ecosystem Video

    04 Oct 2012 | Demonstration Video

    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.

  12. Design Team Developed: Sun Tracking System for a Solar Panel

    13 Sep 2012 | Lesson Plans

    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...

  13. Design Team Developed: Reindeer Habitat

    06 Sep 2012 | Lesson Plans

    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.

  14. EDCI Strong Book Nook Fall 2011

    28 Mar 2012 | Lesson Plans

    Grade 6 lesson plan, engineering design process.

  15. Think-aloud Protocol Analysis as a Measure of Students' Science Learning through Design Assessment

    28 Mar 2012 | Publications

    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...

  16. EDCI Catapults Sp 2012

    28 Mar 2012 | Lesson Plans

  17. EDCI Rollercoaster Energy Spring 2012

    28 Mar 2012 | Lesson Plans

    EDCI lesson plan about potential and kinetic energy.

  18. Design Team Developed: Hot/Cold Pack

    13 Jan 2012 | Lesson Plans

    Create a hot/cold pack- 6th grade

  19. Design Team Developed: Sensing Vibration

    03 Jan 2012 | Lesson Plans

    Lesson Plan.

  20. Video from Panel of University Leaders: How to Lead and Facilitate Institutional Change

    29 Nov 2011 | Conference Videos

    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...