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  1. Moving from petroleum to plants to energize our world

    13 Apr 2012 | External Link

    Can we imagine a future fueled by living plants rather than oil? The Center for direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels (C3Bio) was established in 2009 with a 5-year, $20 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. C3Bio researchers at Purdue University are...

  2. Infusing Rural High School Science Curricula With Cutting Edge Research

    04 Apr 2012 | Seminars

    Two teacher participants from the 2011 Research Goes to School program presented this seminar at the NSTA 2012 conference. This presentation shows what the teachers were able to gain from their experience in the program and how they were able to apply to their classrooms.Contributing Authors:...

  3. 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...

  4. Greenergy Supplemental Information

    28 Mar 2012 | Teaching Materials

    RGS (Research Goes to School) 2012 Participant Materials on Green Energy

  5. Cooking with the Sun - Creating a Solar Oven

    17 Feb 2012 | Downloads

    RGS Summer 2011 Supplemental MaterialFor this activity, students will be given a set of materials: cardboard, a set of insulating materials (i.e. foam, newspaper, etc.), aluminum foil, and plexiglass. Students will then become engineers in building a solar oven from the given materials, keeping...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. PBL Developing a Driving Question

    17 Feb 2012 | Teaching Materials

    RGS Summer 2011 PBL: Developing a Driving Question

  9. Calculating the Potential Energy of Flowing Water

    17 Feb 2012 | Teaching Materials

    RGS Summer 2011 Week 1 Material: Student Activity

  10. PBL Summer 2011 UV Activity Notes

    17 Feb 2012 | Downloads

    RGS Summer 2011 UV Bead Activity Experimental Design Notes

  11. PBL Facilitation and Questioning Strategies

    17 Feb 2012 | Seminars

    RGS Summer 2011 Supplemental Material

  12. PBL Challenge Investigating a National and Local Problem

    17 Feb 2012 | Seminars

    RGS Supplemental Material Summer 2011 EDCI 627000

  13. Chemical Catalysis for Sustainable Energy

    17 Feb 2012 | Seminars

    RGS Summer 2011 Supplemental materialMahdi Abu-Omar-Purdue University

  14. Tips for Add Excel and You Tube Pieces to PowerPoints

    17 Feb 2012 | Teaching Materials

    RGS Summer 2011 Week 1 Supplemental Materials

  15. Hydroelectricity

    17 Feb 2012 | Seminars

    RGS Summer 2011 Participant Presentation Hydroelectricity by Team Watt-er

  16. 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?

  17. 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?

  18. 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?

  19. Solar Too!

    17 Feb 2012 | Seminars

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

  20. What Would it Take to Power Purdue University for One Month Using Wind Energy

    17 Feb 2012 | Seminars

    PPT Presentation: What Would it Take to Power Purdue University for One Month Using Wind EnergyPBL Investigation by The Windjammers