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

    07 Apr 2015 | Contributor(s): James Daniel Lehman, Peg A Ertmer, Ann Bessenbacher

    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 | 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.

  3. 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).

  4. 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.

  5. 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...

  6. 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.

  7. EDCI Strong Book Nook Fall 2011

    28 Mar 2012 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Brenda Capobianco

    Grade 6 lesson plan, engineering design process.

  8. EDCI Catapults Sp 2012

    28 Mar 2012 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Mary Hildebrand, Andrea Levrio

  9. 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.

  10. Problem Based Approach to Instruction

    17 Feb 2012 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Kari Clase, Peg A Ertmer

    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...

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

    17 Feb 2012 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Kari Clase, Peg A Ertmer

    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...

  12. PBL Developing a Driving Question

    17 Feb 2012 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Peg A Ertmer

    RGS Summer 2011 PBL: Developing a Driving Question

  13. Calculating the Potential Energy of Flowing Water

    17 Feb 2012 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kari Clase

    RGS Summer 2011 Week 1 Material: Student Activity

  14. PBL Summer 2011 UV Activity Notes

    17 Feb 2012 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Kari Clase, Peg A Ertmer

    RGS Summer 2011 UV Bead Activity Experimental Design Notes

  15. PBL Facilitation and Questioning Strategies

    17 Feb 2012 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Kari Clase, Peg A Ertmer

    RGS Summer 2011 Supplemental Material

  16. PBL Challenge Investigating a National and Local Problem

    17 Feb 2012 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Kari Clase, Peg A Ertmer

    RGS Supplemental Material Summer 2011 EDCI 627000

  17. Hydroelectricity

    17 Feb 2012 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Mike Arvola, Joe Brennan, Christine Marie Dora

    RGS Summer 2011 Participant Presentation Hydroelectricity by Team Watt-er

  18. WAKE the Water 2: Hydroelectric Power

    17 Feb 2012 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Kathy Daniels

    RGS Summer 2011 Participant Presentation: Is the relatively small amount of hydroelectric power produced in Indiana worth the environmental trade-off?

  19. Quixote Industries Presentation

    17 Feb 2012 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Jessica Austin, Georgia L Everett, Michael Mieher, Robin L Townsend

    RGS Summer 2011 Presentation: What percent of Indiana's electrical grid energy can be displaced by wind energy in the next 20 years?

  20. Solar Power: Is it the IN thing?

    17 Feb 2012 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Melissa D. Keown

    RGS Summer 2011 Presentation: Solar Power: Is it the IN thing? Can solar energy collection devices be viable choices to lessen Indiana's dependence on fossil fuels?