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  1. Whirligigs PowerPoint

    11 Jun 2013 | Contributor(s): Nicholas J. Kisseberth

    PowerPoint slides for Whirligig activity on day 1 of the 2013 SLED Summer Institute.

  2. Introduction to Engineering Design

    11 Jun 2013 | Contributor(s): Nicholas J. Kisseberth

    PowerPoint slides on engineering design from day 1 of the 2013 SLED Summer Institute.

  3. Circuits PowerPoint

    10 Jun 2013 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Nicholas J. Kisseberth

    PowerPoint slides to accompany the Design of a Door Alarm task.

  4. Design of a Door Alarm

    10 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Nicholas J. Kisseberth

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

  5. Sound Lesson PowerPoint

    10 Jun 2013 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Nicholas J. Kisseberth

    PowerPoint slides to accompany the Designing Musical Instruments for a Rock Band lesson.

  6. Design of Musical Instruments for a Rock Band

    10 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Nicholas J. Kisseberth

    This grade 3 design task helps students to learn about sound by designing a stringed musical instrument.

  7. Sound Absorption

    09 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Nicholas J. Kisseberth

    This grade 3 lesson plan focuses on a design task to create a wall to absorb sound.

  8. Exploring Whirligigs

    09 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Nicholas J. Kisseberth

    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...

  9. Lifeguard Chair

    09 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Nicholas J. Kisseberth

    This lesson, for grades 3-6, involves an introductory design activity to build a lifeguard chair from note cards and tape. It is an adaptation of a design lesson introduced by Engineering is Elementary called “Tower Power.”

  10. Summer Institute Welcome 2013

    07 Jun 2013 | Publications | Contributor(s): Nicholas J. Kisseberth

    This is the introductory PowerPoint presentation for the 2013 SLED Summer Institute in PDF format.

  11. Perspectives on the SLED Project

    05 Jun 2013 | Demonstration Video | Contributor(s): Nicholas J. Kisseberth

    This video provides perspectives on the SLED project from members of the leadership team and participating teachers.

  12. SLED 2012 Summer Institute Video

    05 Jun 2013 | Demonstration Video | Contributor(s): Nicholas J. Kisseberth

    This video provides a brief overview of the SLED Summer Institute, with scenes from the 2012 Summer Institute, and includes comments about the value of the institute from several of the participating teachers.

  13. The Case of the Pilfered Pin

    29 May 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Nicholas J. Kisseberth

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

  14. Design Process for SLED PowerPoint

    11 Dec 2012 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Nicholas J. Kisseberth

    This PowerPoint presentation provides an overview of the SLED design process.

  15. Pill Bugs' Habitat Inquiry Activity

    11 Nov 2012 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Nicholas J. Kisseberth

    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. SLED Perspectives Newsletter Fall 2012

    05 Nov 2012 | Publications | Contributor(s): Nicholas J. Kisseberth

    The SLED Perspectives newsletter contains project updates and information for fall 2012.

  17. Teacher Reflection Upload Video

    11 Oct 2012 | Teacher Reflections | Contributor(s): Nicholas J. Kisseberth

    This video provides a step-by-step overview of how to upload a teacher reflection to the SLEDhub site.

  18. Reflection Upload Guide

    11 Oct 2012 | Teacher Reflections | Contributor(s): Nicholas J. Kisseberth

    This printed guide outlines the steps to follow to upload a teacher reflection to the SLEDhub site.

  19. SLED Teacher Reflection Template 2012

    11 Oct 2012 | Teacher Reflections | Contributor(s): Nicholas J. Kisseberth

    This is the template teachers should use for SLED reflections during the 2012-13 academic year.

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

    09 Oct 2012 | Teacher Reflections | Contributor(s): Nicholas J. Kisseberth

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