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

    17 Jan 2018 | Teacher Reflections | Contributor(s): Nancy Pelaez

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

  2. Teacher Reflection Template for 2017-18

    28 Sep 2015 | Teacher Reflections | Contributor(s): Nancy Pelaez

    This is the template for SLED teacher reflections for 2017-18

  3. Bloom's Action Verbs

    13 Jul 2015 | Notes

    Bloom's action verbs can help to push students into higher levels of thinking. Including these in objectives can help students think more abstractly.Verbs for Bloom's http://www.highperformancetrainingworks.com/EPSS/TechNotes/Bloom.htm

  4. Teacher Role- Small Group Presentation

    13 Jul 2015 | Seminars

    This presentation addresses:1) How will you facilitate classroom discussion? (questioning and listening, different types of engagement and control, guiding)2) How will you scaffold students’ efforts?3) How will you use outside experts?

  5. Tasks/Student Investations- Small Group Presentation

    13 Jul 2015 | Seminars

    This presentation addresses:1) What will the students do (activities)?2) What resources and materials will students need to complete their work?3) How will you organize student activities (timeline)?

  6. Culture of the Classroom- Small Group Presentation

    13 Jul 2015 | Seminars

    This presentation addresses:1) How will students work together (collaboration and teamwork)?2) How will the students monitor their work (training them to take ownership, active engagement, choice and creation)?

  7. Assessment-Small Group Presentation

    13 Jul 2015 | Seminars

    This presentation addresses:1) How will you assess student progress (formative)?2) How will you assess student learning (summative)?3) What instruments/formats will you use to assess progress and mastery?4) How will you involve the community to include a larger audience?

  8. Standards and Objectives: Learning Outcomes- Small Group Presentation

    13 Jul 2015 | Seminars

    This presentation includes:1) How will you engage/scaffold students’ efforts via technology?2) What will the students learn: content standards (national, state, nanoscience), objectives, 21st century skills?3) How will the students demonstrate the mastery of these objectives?

  9. Materials for Size-Dependent Properties Station

    13 Jul 2015 | Notes

    Here are the links and prices for the stations in the size-dependent properties activity.

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

    19 Jun 2015 | Downloads

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

  11. SLED 2015 Teacher and Student Research Expectations PowerPoint

    19 Jun 2015 | Downloads

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

  12. Dog gone it!

    08 Jun 2015 | Lesson Plans | 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.

  13. Teacher Reflection: Fletcher, Bio-Inspired Flower, Spring 2015

    17 Mar 2015 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Nancy Pelaez

  14. Nanotechnology with Dr. Ali Shakouri, Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University

    01 Jan 2015 | Seminars

    In this 26 minute video Dr. Ali Shakouri talks about nanotechnology work in his lab at Purdue. Electro semi-conductors that heat and cool at the nanoscale are shown and explained.

  15. Teacher Reflection: Lehman, Keeping It Cool, Summer 2014

    18 Jun 2014 | Teacher Reflections | Contributor(s): Nancy Pelaez

    This is my reflection about which activity I liked in the 2014 SLED Summer Institute.

  16. Teacher Reflection: Lehman, Keeping it Cool, Summer 2014

    18 Jun 2014 | Teacher Reflections | Contributor(s): Nancy Pelaez

    This is my reflection about the favorite summer task in SLED in 2014.

  17. Research Activities 2013-14 PowerPoint Slides

    16 Jun 2014 | Downloads

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

  18. Bio-Inspired Paper Flowers

    03 Jun 2014 | Lesson Plans | 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.

  19. Save the Wolf (Simple Machines)

    03 Jun 2014 | Lesson Plans | 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.

  20. Earthen Dam Design Task

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

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