Teacher Reflection: Wargel, Slow Boats, Fall 2017
17 Jan 2018 | Teacher Reflections | Contributor(s): Karen Sue Wargel
The slow boat activity worked well as a culminating activity for force and motion.
Bloom's Action Verbs
13 Jul 2015 | Notes
Bloom's action verbs can help to push students into higher levels of thinking. Including these in objectives can help students think more abstractly.Verbs for Bloom's http://www.highperformancetrainingworks.com/EPSS/TechNotes/Bloom.htm
Teacher Role- Small Group Presentation
13 Jul 2015 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Conner Cunningham (contributor), juan Guillermo Muriel (contributor), Megan Ross (contributor), Ashley Lyn Westra (contributor)
This presentation addresses:1) How will you facilitate classroom discussion? (questioning and listening, different types of engagement and control, guiding)2) How will you scaffold students’ efforts?3) How will you use outside experts?
Tasks/Student Investations- Small Group Presentation
13 Jul 2015 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Andrew Cook (contributor), Emily Fero (contributor), India Scott (contributor), Andrew Stonesifer (contributor), Ruth Zorayda Osorio (contributor)
This presentation addresses:1) What will the students do (activities)?2) What resources and materials will students need to complete their work?3) How will you organize student activities (timeline)?
Culture of the Classroom- Small Group Presentation
13 Jul 2015 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Greysy Rodriguez (contributor), Nicole Sheppard (contributor), Kathryn Grace Stwalley (contributor), Russell Wiggins (contributor)
This presentation addresses:1) How will students work together (collaboration and teamwork)?2) How will the students monitor their work (training them to take ownership, active engagement, choice and creation)?
Assessment-Small Group Presentation
13 Jul 2015 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Todd M Bauer (contributor), Breanna Berkheiser (contributor), Sharon M Mapes (contributor), Taylor Matthew Owings (contributor)
This presentation addresses:1) How will you assess student progress (formative)?2) How will you assess student learning (summative)?3) What instruments/formats will you use to assess progress and mastery?4) How will you involve the community to include a larger audience?
Standards and Objectives: Learning Outcomes- Small Group Presentation
13 Jul 2015 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Amber Lindahl (contributor), Josue Machuca (contributor), Lizzette Menendez (contributor), Dawn Sue Rosander Slein (contributor)
This presentation includes:1) How will you engage/scaffold students’ efforts via technology?2) What will the students learn: content standards (national, state, nanoscience), objectives, 21st century skills?3) How will the students demonstrate the mastery of these objectives?
Materials for Size-Dependent Properties Station
13 Jul 2015 | Notes
Here are the links and prices for the stations in the size-dependent properties activity.
Nanoscience and PBL Resources for Teachers
13 Jul 2015 | Publications
This document includes nanoscience resources separated by big idea. There are also resources based on the applications discussed in the 2015 RGS course and websites where you can purchase materials for nano activities. The PBL resources include examples, tools and articles. All of the resources...
Nanotechnology with Dr. Ali Shakouri, Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University
01 Jan 2015 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Lisa Paulette Kirkham
In this 26 minute video Dr. Ali Shakouri talks about nanotechnology work in his lab at Purdue. Electro semi-conductors that heat and cool at the nanoscale are shown and explained.
Design of a Green Roof
03 Jun 2014 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Bryan Hubbard, James Daniel Lehman
This grade 4 lesson addresses standards related to plant adaptation and response to the environment. Students are challenged to construct a model of a green roof for a house.
Designing Safer Roadways
03 Jun 2014 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Kendra A Erk, James Daniel Lehman
This grade 4 design task focuses on forces, motion, and transportation systems by challenging students to design a roadway that will slow and then stop vehicles from running off the road.
Water Canal Design Task
03 Jun 2014 | Lesson Plans | 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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...