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

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Research Activities 2013-14 PowerPoint Slides

    16 Jun 2014 | Downloads

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

  17. The Big Ideas of Nanoscale Science and Engineering Chapter 1

    02 Jun 2014 | Downloads

    Chapter 1: The Foundational Science Content for the Big Ideas of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

  18. Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels (C3Bio): An Overview with Dr. Maureen McCann, Center Director

    20 May 2014 | Seminars

    Dr. Maureen McCann, Director of the C3Bio center, provides a 25 minute virtual field trip for high school STEM students. Dr. McCann, a plant biologist, directs interdisciplinary efforts with chemists, biologists, physicists, engineers, and economists to find effective, efficient ways of...

  19. RGS Student Content Test Data Cohort2

    10 Mar 2014 | Downloads

    This is the Research Goes to School student content test data pairs from cohort 2. The pre and post tests were completed during the Fall 2012-Spring 2013 school year and at different times depending on the school implementation. The data is deidentified with 200 pre-post pairs in an excel file...

  20. Extracting Energy From Plants: Why is this important? A Virtual Field Trip by Dr. Mahdi Abu-Omar

    06 Feb 2014 | Seminars

    Dr. Mahdi Abu-Omar, Robert Wetherill Professor of Chemistry, presents a 20 minute virtual field trip for high school STEM students. Dr. Abu-Omar describes work he is doing on the conversion of biomass to biofuels, emphasizing techniques for breaking down lignin in plant materials. Lignin contains...