Over the course of the program, fellows will design, in a participatory manner, a compilation of classroom lessons that document the curriculum developed by fellows/teachers for students. Each lesson will either relay information like describing a scientific process or concept; or, it will be interactive.
Create a virtual skate park and use your virtual skate boarder on your ramps while exploring programming, slopes, arcs and physics.
Full Body Math – check back to download
The “Kinect with math” is a math game utilizing the new RGB-D sensor called Kinect, developed and distributed by Microsoft. The goal of this software is to help users to learn how to solve equations, according to 7th grade math curriculum, by using motion control to appeal students’ interests. At the end, users should understand the topic of solving two or more steps equations better and visualize the entire process.
8th grade field trip to the RPI Campus
The goal of the day trip was to enhance student’s awareness about higher education opportunities through demonstrating examples of cutting-edge research impact and by identifying associated career paths.
What is a microscope?
Explore the following different types of microscopes: Compound Microscope, Transmission Electron Microscope, Scanning Electron Microscope, Scanning Tunneling Microscope.
Melting Chocolate and Energy Efficiency
This experiment investigates the term “energy efficiency” and why incandescent light bulbs are less “energy efficient” compared to light emitting diodes (LEDs) by melting chocolate.
Adopt a city and become a meteorologist
At the end of this activity students should be able to find a relationship between weather, temperature, and pressure, as well as be able to predict the weather for the following day.
Culturally Situated Community Sensing
These activities use environmental sensing and mapping to ask questions about what it means to survey our environment. The workshops use sensor technology but also rely on our observations of the environment. Students will learn how environmental sensors work, how maps are constructed, and how data is collected.
A great biology and ecology review lesson. Can be slightly altered to focus on carbon and nitrogen cycles; food web; organic chemistry; plant biology; or soil formation.
Toilet Paper Isotherms and Isobars
In this activity, students gain a better understanding of what isotherms and isobars represent on maps.
Simple Machines Scavenger Hunt
Learn the different types of simple machines and how to identify them.
Students will learn the base pairs of DNA, the processes of replication, translation, and synthesis. Students will also learn the relationship of nucleotides to DNA codes.
The mathematics of Kente cloth
This worksheet explains the history, color meanings as well as the math found in the woven design patterns of African kente cloth.
Thinking like a scientist
Scientific method worksheet.