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  1. SLED 2015 Teacher and Student Research Powerpoint (grades 5-6)

    19 Jun 2015

    This PowerPoint gives what to expect regarding the SLED 2015-16 research for teachers in grades 5-6.

  2. SLED 2015 Teacher and Student Research Expectations PowerPoint

    19 Jun 2015

    This PowerPoint gives what to expect regarding the SLED 2015-16 research for teachers in grades 3-4.

  3. Dog gone it!

    08 Jun 2015 | Contributor(s): Nancy Irene Tyrie

    This design challenge, for students in grade 3, focuses on simple and compound machines. The objective of the challenge is to design a compound machine to help a large breed of dog to get into and out of the back of a car.

  4. STEMEdhub: Supporting STEM Education Initiatives via the H U Bzero Platform

    07 Apr 2015

    Built as one of 60+ hubs on the HUBzero platform, STEMEdhub was developed in 2011 as a resource for research, education, and collaboration in STEM education. The hub currently supports 82 different groups. In this article, the authors describe two specific groups (SLED and AAU) that are taking...

  5. Research Activities 2013-14 PowerPoint Slides

    16 Jun 2014

    PowerPoint slides detailing SLED research activities during the 2013-14 and 2014-14 years.

  6. Bio-Inspired Paper Flowers

    03 Jun 2014 | Contributor(s): Nancy Irene Tyrie

    This grade 3 lesson introduces students to the basic structures of plants and their functions. Students are challenged to create paper flowers that turn colors through processes that mimics how real plants function.

  7. Save the Wolf (Simple Machines)

    03 Jun 2014 | Contributor(s): Nancy Irene Tyrie

    This grade 3 design lesson introduces simple machines and challenges students to use simple machines to create a device to capture a wolf.

  8. Earthen Dam Design Task

    03 Jun 2014 | Contributor(s): Nancy Irene Tyrie

    This grade 3 design task focuses on earth materials and the construction of an earthen dam.

  9. Drink Pouch

    11 Jun 2013 | Contributor(s): Nancy Irene Tyrie

    This 3rd grade design activity is focused on creating a drink pouch that can keep a drink cool in the hot sun.

  10. Design of Musical Instruments for a Rock Band

    10 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Nancy Irene Tyrie

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

  11. Sound Absorption

    09 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Nancy Irene Tyrie

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

  12. Exploring Whirligigs

    09 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Nancy Irene Tyrie

    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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. PBL Developing a Driving Question

    17 Feb 2012 | Teaching Materials

    RGS Summer 2011 PBL: Developing a Driving Question

  16. Calculating the Potential Energy of Flowing Water

    17 Feb 2012 | Teaching Materials

    RGS Summer 2011 Week 1 Material: Student Activity

  17. PBL Summer 2011 UV Activity Notes

    17 Feb 2012 | Downloads

    RGS Summer 2011 UV Bead Activity Experimental Design Notes

  18. PBL Facilitation and Questioning Strategies

    17 Feb 2012 | Seminars

    RGS Summer 2011 Supplemental Material

  19. PBL Challenge Investigating a National and Local Problem

    17 Feb 2012 | Seminars

    RGS Supplemental Material Summer 2011 EDCI 627000

  20. Hydroelectricity

    17 Feb 2012 | Seminars

    RGS Summer 2011 Participant Presentation Hydroelectricity by Team Watt-er