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  1. Extracting Energy From Plants: Why is this important? A Virtual Field Trip by Dr. Mahdi Abu-Omar

    06 Feb 2014 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Lisa Paulette Kirkham

    Dr. Mahdi Abu-Omar, Robert Wetherill Professor of Chemistry, presents a 20 minute virtual field trip for high school STEM students. Dr. Abu-Omar describes work he is doing on the conversion of biomass to biofuels, emphasizing techniques for breaking down lignin in plant materials. Lignin contains...

  2. Applications of Lego Modeling to Advanced Biology

    18 Sep 2013 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Suzanne Cunningham

    This one hour video presentation given by Suzanne Cunningham. In the video she demonstrates applications of lego modeling to advanced high school biology. It was presented to the Research Goes to School Summer 2013 participants. Be sure to look at the supporting documents to see a copy of the...

  3. Future U.S. Biofuels: Current Situation, Potentials, Policies, and Uncertainties

    18 Sep 2013 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Farzad Taheripour

    This one hour video presentation given by Dr. Farzad Taheripour. In this presentation he covers the economic impact of current biofuel policy. It was given to the Summer 2013 Research Goes to School participants. Be sure to look at the supporting documents to see a copy of the power point...

  4. PBL to the Rescue: Using PBL in a Human Anatomy and Physiology High School Class

    17 Sep 2013 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Brian Duncan

    This one hour video presentation given by Brian Duncan, an Attica, Indiana Jr./Sr. High School science teacher. He presents his experience using PBL to teach Human Anatomy and Physiology High School class to the Research Goes to School workshop in Summer 2013. Be sure to look at the supporting...

  5. Dr. Nate Mosier's Virtual Field Trip on Developing Biofuels

    04 Dec 2012 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Nate Mosier, Lisa Paulette Kirkham

    Dr. Nate Mosier, Associate Professor of Ag and Biological Engineering, presents a 30 minute virtual field trip for high school STEM students. Dr. Mosier and his graduate assistant, Barron Hewetson, describe work they are doing on the conversion of biomass to biofuels, with a special emphasis on...

  6. Moving from petroleum to plants to energize our world

    13 Apr 2012 | External Link | Contributor(s): Ann Bessenbacher

    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...

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

    04 Apr 2012 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Kathy Daniels, Georgia L Everett

    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:...

  8. Greenergy Supplemental Information

    28 Mar 2012 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kari Clase

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

  9. Cooking with the Sun - Creating a Solar Oven

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

    RGS Summer 2011 Supplemental MaterialFor this activity, students will be given a set of materials: cardboard, a set of insulating materials (i.e. foam, newspaper, etc.), aluminum foil, and plexiglass. Students will then become engineers in building a solar oven from the given materials, keeping...

  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. Chemical Catalysis for Sustainable Energy

    17 Feb 2012 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Kari Clase

    RGS Summer 2011 Supplemental materialMahdi Abu-Omar-Purdue University

  18. Tips for Add Excel and You Tube Pieces to PowerPoints

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

    RGS Summer 2011 Week 1 Supplemental Materials

  19. Hydroelectricity

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

    RGS Summer 2011 Participant Presentation Hydroelectricity by Team Watt-er

  20. 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?