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  1. Teacher Reflection: Julie Cinal, Better Candy Bag, Spring 2018

    04 Jun 2018 | Teacher Reflections

    Students were to create a better candy bag with two goals in mind; 1) A stronger bag 2) A more attractive bag

  2. Teacher Reflection: Joel Wilson, Hot Wheels in Action, Spring 2018

    23 May 2018 | Teacher Reflections

    This lesson is a combination of the roller coaster energy lesson on Kinetic, Potential, Thermal energies and conservation in conjunction with a Hot Wheel track design lesson I use. The students use the roller coaster lesson to build a prototype and understand the types of energy involved. They...

  3. Teacher Reflection: Short, Candy Bag, Fall 2017

    01 May 2018 | Teacher Reflections

    This is a reflection over the candy bag SLED activity that I completed at the beginning of the year. 

  4. Teacher Reflection: Jennifer Suskovich, Solar Tracker Prototype Activity, Winter 2017

    07 Dec 2017 | Teacher Reflections

    Students worked collaboratively in my four science classes to build small solar tracker prototypes.

  5. Teacher Reflection: Jennifer Suskovich, Solar Tracker Prototype Activity, Winter 2017

    07 Dec 2017 | Teacher Reflections

    Students worked collaboratively in my four science classes to build small solar tracker prototypes.

  6. Teacher Reflection: Vance, Roller Coaster, Spring 2016

    22 May 2016 | Teacher Reflections

    6.1 Physical Science - energy unit - this task shows the relationship between kinetic and potential energy as well as transformation of energy.

  7. Jon-David Wade-Swift, Roller Coaster, Spring 2016

    19 May 2016 | Teacher Reflections

    This unit is using real world principles in constructing a roller coaster to apply potential or kinetic energy to power a model of a roller coaster.  Students will construct, test, and re-design a model of a roller coaster that uses PE and KE to function. They will also, identify PE...

  8. Teacher reflection: Kauffman. Roller coaster, Spring 2016

    18 Apr 2016 | Teacher Reflections

    This my reflection of the roller coaster activity for the spring of 2016.

  9. Teacher Reflection: O'Shaughnessey, Roller Coaster, Spring 2016

    28 Mar 2016 | Teacher Reflections

    Roller Coaster Design Task

  10. Teacher Reflection: Vance, Solar Tracker, Fall 2015

    10 Dec 2015 | Teacher Reflections

    Attached is the reflection from our Solar Tracker Design Task. Heidi Vance

  11. Teacher Reflection: Elizabeth Hittle, Reindeer Habitat, Fall 2015

    07 Dec 2015 | Teacher Reflections

    I integrated Language Arts into the unit. We read two different books that gave the students background knowledge on reindeer. Students then selected a different animal and did a comparative essay between their animal and the reindeer.

  12. Teacher Reflection: O'Shaughnessey, Solar Tracker, Fall 2015

    18 Nov 2015 | Teacher Reflections

    Reflection of the Solar Tracker Design task done in October of 2015

  13. Funding, Grant and Community Resources- Small Group Presentation

    13 Jul 2015 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    This presentation includes sample PBL lesson plans, materials and applications and funding opportunities.

  14. Problem-Based Learning: As Authentic As It Gets

    13 Jul 2015 | Publications | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    An innovative high school is pioneering ways to engage students in solving problems by having them take on the roles of scientists, doctors, artists, and historians. In addition, the Center for Problem-Based Learning is helping other educators learn these exciting techniques.

  15. Nanoscience and PBL Resources for Teachers

    13 Jul 2015 | Publications | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    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...

  16. PBL in the Classroom

    18 Feb 2015 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    Samantha Schwartz, Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Math and Physics teacher at Plymouth high school in Plymouth, Indiana shares her experience using PBL in the classroom with the Research Goes to School Summer 2014 workshop teachers. Ms. Schwartz was also a 2013 participant in the RGS workshop.

  17. Presentation by Bill Worley

    18 Feb 2015 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    Bill Worley, Math and Technology teacher at Early College Academy School, North Carolina, shares his experience using PBL in the classroom with the Research Goes to School Summer 2014 workshop teachers.

  18. PBL In the Classroom with Jose Garcia

    18 Feb 2015 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    Jose Garcia, Apple Distinguished Educator, Greene County Middle School of North Carolina, middle school math and science teacher shares his experience using PBL in the classroom with the Research Goes to School Summer 2014 workshop teachers.

  19. PBL to the Rescue: Using PBL in a Human Anatomy and Physiology High School Class

    17 Sep 2013 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    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...

  20. RGS Teacher PBL Data Cohort 3

    02 Jul 2013 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    This is an excel file with the pre and post paired PBL survey data from cohort 3 of the Research Goes to School teacher workshop from Summer 2013. One of the teachers did not take the pre-survey and only has post data available. Please see the supporting documents for an excel file that contains...