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  1. Design Team Developed: Solar Panel

    06 Sep 2012

    This lesson plan is designed for 6th grade and covers 'Solar Panel' in the content area of Earth and Space Science. Extension activities and PowerPoint slides about solar panel are included.

  2. Design Team Developed: Conservation of Mass

    06 Sep 2012

    This lesson plan is designed for 5th grade and covers "conservation of mass." PowerPoint slides about 'Gas Mass & Conservation of Mass' is also included.

  3. Design Team Developed: Paper Recycling

    06 Sep 2012

    This lesson plan is designed for 5th grade and covers "volume and mass."

  4. Moving from petroleum to plants to energize our world

    13 Apr 2012 | External Link

    Can we imagine a future fueled by living plants rather than oil? The Center for direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels (C3Bio) was established in 2009 with a 5-year, $20 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. C3Bio researchers at Purdue University are...

  5. Infusing Rural High School Science Curricula With Cutting Edge Research

    04 Apr 2012 | Seminars

    Two teacher participants from the 2011 Research Goes to School program presented this seminar at the NSTA 2012 conference. This presentation shows what the teachers were able to gain from their experience in the program and how they were able to apply to their classrooms.Contributing Authors:...

  6. EDCI Sticky Bridges Fall 2011

    28 Mar 2012 | Lesson Plans

    Grade 5 lesson plan, mass and structure

  7. EDCI Boats Afloat Fall 2011

    28 Mar 2012 | Lesson Plans

    Grade 5 lesson plan, buoyancy.

  8. EDCI Wind Turbines Fall 2011

    28 Mar 2012 | Lesson Plans

    Grade 5 lesson plan, weight and mass.

  9. EDCI Bridging the Gap Fall 2011

    28 Mar 2012 | Lesson Plans

    Grade 5 lesson plan, structures.

  10. EDCI Keep it Cool Fall 2011

    28 Mar 2012 | Lesson Plans

    5th grade lesson plan, insulation and heat transfer

  11. 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...

  12. Greenergy Supplemental Information

    28 Mar 2012 | Teaching Materials

    RGS (Research Goes to School) 2012 Participant Materials on Green Energy

  13. EDCI Popsicle Bridge Sp12

    28 Mar 2012 | Lesson Plans

    EDCI lesson plan about creating a bridge to span a certain distance and hold a load.

  14. EDCI Handy Hydration Sp 12

    28 Mar 2012 | Lesson Plans

    EDcI lesson plan on creating a drink carrier system for students using crutches or a wheelchair.

  15. EDCI Can You Canoe Sp12

    28 Mar 2012 | Lesson Plans

    EDCI lesson plan about the science concepts of mass, volume, bouyancy.

  16. EDCI 365 Shady Lunch Spring 2012

    28 Mar 2012 | Lesson Plans

    EDCI lesson plan about shadows relative to the relationship between the Earth and Sun.

  17. EDCI Kicking Machine Sp. 2012

    28 Mar 2012 | Lesson Plans

    EDCI 365 Lesson Plan about creating a Kicking Machine design task. The science content focus is potential and kinetic energy.

  18. EDCI Ship the Chip Sp 2012

    28 Mar 2012 | Lesson Plans

    This is a lesson plan completed in EDCI 365 about packaging engineering. Students pack a single chip to another school.

  19. EDCI Animals and Engineering Spring 2012

    28 Mar 2012 | Lesson Plans

    This is an EDCI 365 lesson plan about animal relationships and their ecosystems.

  20. EDCI Carefully Carrying Cans Spring 2012

    28 Mar 2012 | Lesson Plans

    EDCI lesson plan about creating a carrier for a six pack of soda.