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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. Design Team Developed: Reasons for Seasons

    30 Nov 2012 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): James Daniel Lehman

    The Reasons for Seasons lesson, designed to meet 5th grade standards, addresses an important science concept involving the movements of the Earth around the Sun and the tilt of the Earth's rotational axis.

  7. Teacher Reflection: Lehman, Prosthetic Leg, Fall 2012

    09 Oct 2012 | Teacher Reflections | Contributor(s): James Daniel Lehman

    This is Jim Lehman's reflection on the prosthetic leg activity in Fall 2012.

  8. Model Ecosystem Video

    04 Oct 2012 | Demonstration Video | 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.

  9. Design Team Developed: Solar Panel

    06 Sep 2012 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Kari Clase, John Grutzner, Bryan Hubbard, Alyssa Panitch, Nancy Irene Tyrie

    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.

  10. Design Team Developed: Conservation of Mass

    06 Sep 2012 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Kari Clase, John Grutzner, Bryan Hubbard, Alyssa Panitch, Nancy Irene Tyrie

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

  11. Design Team Developed: Paper Recycling

    06 Sep 2012 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Senay Purzer, David C Eichinger, Erin K Doherty

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

  12. 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...

  13. 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:...

  14. EDCI Sticky Bridges Fall 2011

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

    Grade 5 lesson plan, mass and structure

  15. EDCI Boats Afloat Fall 2011

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

    Grade 5 lesson plan, buoyancy.

  16. EDCI Wind Turbines Fall 2011

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

    Grade 5 lesson plan, weight and mass.

  17. EDCI Bridging the Gap Fall 2011

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

    Grade 5 lesson plan, structures.

  18. EDCI Keep it Cool Fall 2011

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

    5th grade lesson plan, insulation and heat transfer

  19. Greenergy Supplemental Information

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

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

  20. EDCI Popsicle Bridge Sp12

    28 Mar 2012 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Brittnee Anne Garrett, Rachel N Kennedy

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