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09 Jun 2013 | Contributor(s):: James Daniel Lehman
This grade 3 lesson plan focuses on a design task to create a wall to absorb sound.
09 Jun 2013 | Contributor(s):: Brenda Capobianco, James Daniel Lehman
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...
This lesson, for grades 3-6, involves an introductory design activity to build a lifeguard chair from note cards and tape. It is an adaptation of a design lesson introduced by Engineering is Elementary called “Tower Power.”
Summer Institute Welcome 2013
07 Jun 2013 | Contributor(s):: James Daniel Lehman, Chell Nyquist
This is the introductory PowerPoint presentation for the 2013 SLED Summer Institute in PDF format.
Perspectives on the SLED Project
05 Jun 2013 | Contributor(s):: James Daniel Lehman
This video provides perspectives on the SLED project from members of the leadership team and participating teachers.
SLED 2012 Summer Institute Video
05 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: James Daniel Lehman
This video provides a brief overview of the SLED Summer Institute, with scenes from the 2012 Summer Institute, and includes comments about the value of the institute from several of the participating teachers.
The Case of the Pilfered Pin
29 May 2013 | | Contributor(s):: James Daniel Lehman
This is an inquiry activity for grades 3-4. Students must measure temperature, mass, and length in order to solve a mystery.
Design Process for SLED PowerPoint
11 Dec 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Alyssa Panitch, Todd Richard Kelley
This PowerPoint presentation provides an overview of the SLED design process.
Pill Bugs' Habitat Inquiry Activity
11 Nov 2012 | | Contributor(s):: James Daniel Lehman
This is an inquiry activity, aligned to grade 4-6 standards, in which students design fair test investigations to determine the habitat of pill bugs (roly polies).
SLED Perspectives Newsletter Fall 2012
05 Nov 2012 | | Contributor(s):: WooRi Kim, James Daniel Lehman
The SLED Perspectives newsletter contains project updates and information for fall 2012.
Teacher Reflection Upload Video
11 Oct 2012 | | Contributor(s):: James Daniel Lehman
This video provides a step-by-step overview of how to upload a teacher reflection to the SLEDhub site.
Reflection Upload Guide
This printed guide outlines the steps to follow to upload a teacher reflection to the SLEDhub site.
SLED Teacher Reflection Template 2012
11 Oct 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Brenda Capobianco, James Daniel Lehman
This is the template teachers should use for SLED reflections during the 2012-13 academic year.
Teacher Reflection: Lehman, Prosthetic Leg, Fall 2012
09 Oct 2012 | | Contributor(s):: James Daniel Lehman
This is Jim Lehman's reflection on the prosthetic leg activity in Fall 2012.
Model Ecosystem Video
04 Oct 2012 | | Contributor(s):: David C Eichinger, James Daniel Lehman
In this video, Professor David Eichinger discusses a model ecosystem activity that is used in Biology for Elementary Teachers and is applicable to the elementary classroom.
Design Team Developed: Sun Tracking System for a Solar Panel
13 Sep 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Bryan Hubbard, Kari Clase, John Grutzner, Alyssa Panitch, Nancy Irene Tyrie
This lesson plan is designed for 6th grade and addresses topics related to the sun-earth-moon system. Specifically, this lesson addresses that seasons result from the tilt of the earth, which causes changes in sunlight intensity and length of day. Related mathematical standards address...
Bottle Design PowerPoint from 2012 SLED Summer Institute
25 Jun 2012 | | Contributor(s):: James Daniel Lehman
PowerPoint presentation for the bottle design activity from the 2012 SLED Summer Institute by Professor Larry Braile.
Seasons PowerPoint from 2012 SLED Summer Institute
The PowerPoint presentation for the Reasons for the Seasons design activity from the 2012 SLED Summer Institute from Professor Larry Braile.
The View from 93,000,000 Miles Powerpoint
14 Jun 2012 | | Contributor(s):: James Daniel Lehman, Bryan Hubbard
The PowerPoint slides from Carol Ormay and Brian Turner of CMTA for the 2012 SLED Summer Institute.
2012 Summer Institute Week 1 Reflection
14 Jun 2012 | | Contributor(s):: James Daniel Lehman, Brenda Capobianco, Dana Nicole Ruggiero
Complete this reflection prior to Friday's SLEDhub workshop.