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

    07 Apr 2015

    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...

  2. Design Team Developed: Plastic Water Bottle Design

    30 Nov 2012

    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.

  3. Pill Bugs' Habitat Inquiry Activity

    11 Nov 2012

    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).

  4. Model Ecosystem Video

    04 Oct 2012

    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.

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

    13 Sep 2012

    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...

  6. Design Team Developed: Reindeer Habitat

    06 Sep 2012

    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.

  7. EDCI Strong Book Nook Fall 2011

    28 Mar 2012 | Lesson Plans

    Grade 6 lesson plan, engineering design process.

  8. 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...

  9. EDCI Catapults Sp 2012

    28 Mar 2012 | Lesson Plans

  10. EDCI Rollercoaster Energy Spring 2012

    28 Mar 2012 | Lesson Plans

    EDCI lesson plan about potential and kinetic energy.

  11. Design Team Developed: Hot/Cold Pack

    13 Jan 2012 | Lesson Plans

    Create a hot/cold pack- 6th grade

  12. Design Team Developed: Sensing Vibration

    03 Jan 2012 | Lesson Plans

    Lesson Plan.

  13. 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...

  14. Curriculum Maps

    13 Nov 2011 | Teaching Materials

    Curriculum maps from:Sunnyside grade 5, grade 6, and grade 5 humanitiesWea Ridge, Wea 6th,TaylorKokomo

  15. 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

    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...

  16. STEM Strategies in K-15 Education in Colombia

    12 Oct 2011 | Publications

    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...

  17. Learning Cycles in Large Chemistry Lectures: Implementation Logistics

    12 Oct 2011 | Publications

    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...

  18. Creating Informed Problem Solvers: A Case Study in Engineering Education

    12 Oct 2011 | Publications

    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...

  19. IS-IT Learning? Challenging Students to Think 'Outside the Box' through Interdisciplinary Contexts for Inquiry in STEM

    12 Oct 2011 | Publications

    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...

  20. Online Learning Systems for Science: From Grant-Funded Project to Widespread

    12 Oct 2011 | Publications

    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...