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  1. Teacher Reflection: Wargel, Slow Boats, Fall 2017

    17 Jan 2018 | Teacher Reflections

    The slow boat activity worked well as a culminating activity for force and motion.

  2. Slow Boat PowerPoint Presentation

    29 Jun 2017 | Downloads

    This PowerPoint presentation was designed to accompany the SLED Slow Boat activity.

  3. Slow Boat PowerPoint Presentation Summer 2017

    29 Jun 2017 | Downloads

    This PowerPoint presentation accompanied the Slow Boat design activity at the SLED summer workshops in 2017.

  4. Slow Boat PowerPoint

    11 Jun 2013 | Teaching Materials

    The PowerPoint slides which accompanied the Slow Boat design task at the 2013 Summer Institute.

  5. Slow Boat

    11 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans

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

  6. Think-aloud Protocol Analysis as a Measure of Students' Science Learning through Design Assessment

    28 Mar 2012 | Publications

    Research has indicated that authentic engineering design tasks hold the attention andinterest of students and can lead to deeper levels of science engagement (Fortus, Dershimer, Krajcik, Marx, & Mamlok-Naaman, 2004; Roth, 1996; 1997; 1998). However, there is a need for student assessments...

  7. Problem Based Approach to Instruction

    17 Feb 2012 | Downloads

    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...

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

    17 Feb 2012 | Downloads

    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...

  9. PBL Developing a Driving Question

    17 Feb 2012 | Teaching Materials

    RGS Summer 2011 PBL: Developing a Driving Question

  10. Calculating the Potential Energy of Flowing Water

    17 Feb 2012 | Teaching Materials

    RGS Summer 2011 Week 1 Material: Student Activity

  11. PBL Summer 2011 UV Activity Notes

    17 Feb 2012 | Downloads

    RGS Summer 2011 UV Bead Activity Experimental Design Notes

  12. PBL Facilitation and Questioning Strategies

    17 Feb 2012 | Seminars

    RGS Summer 2011 Supplemental Material

  13. PBL Challenge Investigating a National and Local Problem

    17 Feb 2012 | Seminars

    RGS Supplemental Material Summer 2011 EDCI 627000

  14. Hydroelectricity

    17 Feb 2012 | Seminars

    RGS Summer 2011 Participant Presentation Hydroelectricity by Team Watt-er

  15. WAKE the Water 2: Hydroelectric Power

    17 Feb 2012 | Seminars

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

  16. Quixote Industries Presentation

    17 Feb 2012 | Seminars

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

  17. Solar Power: Is it the IN thing?

    17 Feb 2012 | Seminars

    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?

  18. Solar Too!

    17 Feb 2012 | Seminars

    RGS Summer 2011 Solar Energy Presentation: Is it feasible to utilize solar power in average Indiana homes?

  19. Using Questioning to Facilitate Discussion of Science Teaching Problems in Teacher Professional Development

    17 Feb 2012 | Downloads

    Previous research has shown that questioning is a key strategy that facilitators use topromote discussion in Problem-Based Learning (PBL). Yet, there is a lack of detailedunderstanding on what questions facilitators ask and how those questions aff ectdiscussion. In this study we examined diff...

  20. Designing the Invitational Envirnonment

    17 Feb 2012 | Downloads

    RGS Summer 2011 Week 1 Resource: Designing the Invitational Envirnomentfrom Problem Based Learning: an Inquiry Approach, by John Barrell