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  1. Water Canal Design Task

    03 Jun 2014 | Contributor(s): Venkatesh Merwade, James Daniel Lehman

    This grade 4 design tasks focuses on erosion and the construction of a canal to bring water to a water park.

  2. The Big Ideas of Nanoscale Science and Engineering Chapter 1

    02 Jun 2014 | Downloads

    Chapter 1: The Foundational Science Content for the Big Ideas of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

  3. Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels (C3Bio): An Overview with Dr. Maureen McCann, Center Director

    20 May 2014 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Lisa Paulette Kirkham

    Dr. Maureen McCann, Director of the C3Bio center, provides a 25 minute virtual field trip for high school STEM students. Dr. McCann, a plant biologist, directs interdisciplinary efforts with chemists, biologists, physicists, engineers, and economists to find effective, efficient ways of...

  4. RGS Student Content Test Data Cohort2

    10 Mar 2014 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Ann Bessenbacher, Lola Adedokun, Kari Clase, Lisa Paulette Kirkham, Nicole Cook, Kasey Goodpaster

    This is the Research Goes to School student content test data pairs from cohort 2. The pre and post tests were completed during the Fall 2012-Spring 2013 school year and at different times depending on the school implementation. The data is deidentified with 200 pre-post pairs in an excel file...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. Light Just Right

    13 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): James Daniel Lehman

    This 4th grade design activity focuses on electrical current and resistance. Students design a way to make a bulb light with differing brightnesses.

  10. Slow Boat

    11 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Bryan Hubbard, Alyssa Panitch, Tahira Reid, Kari Clase, Nancy Irene Tyrie, James Daniel Lehman

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

  11. Design of a Door Alarm

    10 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): David C Eichinger, Erin K Doherty, James Daniel Lehman, Venkatesh Merwade

    This grade 4 design task helps students learn about simple circuits by designing a door alarm.

  12. Exploring Whirligigs

    09 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Brenda Capobianco, James Daniel Lehman

    This inquiry lesson, for grades 3-4, involves students conducting a fair test investigation to determine the way an object (a whirligig) falls through the air and how this fall depends on its mass, surface area, and other factors. This lesson is an adaptation of a lesson developed by...

  13. The Case of the Pilfered Pin

    29 May 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): James Daniel Lehman

    This is an inquiry activity for grades 3-4. Students must measure temperature, mass, and length in order to solve a mystery.

  14. 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...

  15. Pill Bugs' Habitat Inquiry Activity

    11 Nov 2012 | Lesson Plans | 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).

  16. 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...

  17. 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:...

  18. Greenergy Supplemental Information

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

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

  19. 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...

  20. 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...