TEAM: The Oilers MEMBERS: Kathy Moore & Lynn Prosen PROJECT SUMMARY: An Oily Mess - FL and NJ Connect About Oil Oil spills are a mess. The Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico oil spill in April 2010 was a huge environmental and economic disaster for the Gulf coast region. For those not on the Gulf, we only heard about what happened on the news. For elementary students in New Jersey, the problem is not personal, but for middle school students in Florida it is. Florida students have completed …
Keywords: oil, oil spill, environment, disaster, Gulf
A plethora of Web 2.0 applications that can be used in various curriculums. 87 projects. 10 further resources. 52 applications. 94 contributors. The benefits of using Web 2.0 applications. The challenges of using Web 2.0 applications. How the folk who ran these projects handled the issues... ... And what they recommend you do if you run them. What were the learning outcomes?
Keywords: web 2.0 resources technology integration
PowerPoint presentation from my Top Ten STEM Resources session at NSTA in Philladelphia. Feel free to contact me ... email@example.com if you have any questions.
Keywords: STEM NSTA Resources
TEAM: Chemistry with a Twist Members: Nancy Fischer PROJECT SUMMARY: Chemistry with a Twist of Lime This is a project designed to integrate all of the STEM disciplines - science, technology, engineering, and math - and to provide an authentic experience for students. Because limestone can be found in most parts of the U.S, it is an ideal material for chemical study by groups of students in different areas. In the core activity, students analyze limestone samples for purity and …
Keywords: limestone, chemical, geology
This is a hands-on activity which engages students while stimulating logical thought processes. Students explore problem solving by peeling different fruits/vegetables with various tools. They then evaluate the effectiveness and reasonability of the tool to solve the given "problem", elaborating on why a given tool was/was not effective and identifying other "problems" the tool might reasonably solve. Use of questioning strategies extends their thinking, …
Keywords: problem solving 5-E's reasonable solution math science logical creativity engage explore elaborate extend evaluate activity hands-on questioning strategy
Kyle Schutt's Presentation from NSTA Phoenix - December 2012
Keywords: nsta, stem, tools, free, presentations
What causes lightning? Students will discovery the role of static electricity in the formation of lightning and the process behind it. Through demonstrations, students will create static electricity and will observe static electricity at work using materials like rice, balloons, ground pepper and others.
Keywords: weather, storms, static electricity, lightning, electrical charges, friction, clouds, convection current, thunder
This is a week long mini-catapult project. Students build catapults with popsicle sticks, straws, string, and tape. They are attempting to build a catapult that will launch a small clay ball the furthest. Time and distance are measured so that they can calaculate velocity and kinetic energy.
Keywords: catapult, physics, energy
Blood Spatter: Different Heights, Angles, and Surfaces Blood spatters differently depending on the height it falls from, the angle at which it hits, and the surface it lands on. In this experiment you will examine blood spatter patterns resulting from various heights, angles, and surfaces. Part I: Heights 1. Using paper as the target surface, hold the blood dropper bottle in a vertical position so that it is 30cm from the floor. 2. …
Keywords: Blood Spatter, Forensic Science
This is a creative project that allows students to choose a presentation method of their choice for photosynthesis. I created a parody song that I play for them and provide lyrics of. I allow them to choose any method of presenting that they wish, i.e. powerpoint, poster, song lyrics. The students always amaze me with their creativity.