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High-Altitude Ballooning In 3rd Grade, Emily L. Mathews, Brianna Marszalek, Bernhard Beck-Winchatz Aug 2016

High-Altitude Ballooning In 3rd Grade, Emily L. Mathews, Brianna Marszalek, Bernhard Beck-Winchatz

2017 Academic High Altitude Conference

In this poster presentation we report on a high altitude balloon project conducted with third-graders from Gower West Elementary School in Willowbrook, IL in spring 2016. In the weeks before the launch students used a vacuum jar to investigate the effects of pressure changes on different objects, substances and sounds in the classroom and conducted pressure, temperature and wind measurements inside and outside of their school using Vernier probeware. To learn how to use the balloon tracking equipment and how to fill a balloon and prepare it for launch, students simulated a flight with a tethered balloon outside of their ...


Raise Your Cards - A Look At Plickers In An Adult Learning Environment, Megan Taylor Aug 2016

Raise Your Cards - A Look At Plickers In An Adult Learning Environment, Megan Taylor

SIDLIT Conference

At SIDLIT 2015, the session on the free Plickers polling system dazzled many of us. Members of the National Weather Service Training Center immediately began integrating this tool into their classes. In this session, we will review our successful integration of Plickers. We will also examine the results of using this technique with adult learners with a predominately introverted, scientific mindset. This session will also include information about what has and has not worked. Are you unfamiliar with Plickers? No worries, we will do a quick overview of this tool at the beginning of the presentation.


Engaging The General Public With High Altitude Ballooning, Kendra J. Sibbernsen Jun 2016

Engaging The General Public With High Altitude Ballooning, Kendra J. Sibbernsen

2017 Academic High Altitude Conference

The interest and excitement involved in performing a high altitude balloon (HAB) flight can be used to spark interest in science and engineering among members of the general public. High profile launches can highlight a ballooning program, recruit students, gain supporters, inspire children, and can disseminate scientific information to a broad range of citizens who might not otherwise have access. Using a recent HAB flight to commemorate the Grand Opening of the Do Space in Omaha, NE as an example, anecdotes and suggestions will be given on how to engage a large number of observers and how to effectively use ...


The Southwest Minnesota Ballooning Collaboration, Paul Seifert, Ken Murphy Jun 2016

The Southwest Minnesota Ballooning Collaboration, Paul Seifert, Ken Murphy

2017 Academic High Altitude Conference

Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) and Minnesota West Community and Technical College (MN West) are starting a collaboration project involving high-altitude ballooning. This partnership will bring together two different populations of students: those attending a four-year university and those at a two-year community college. The initial goals of the program are modest, involving several students from each institution to plan and conduct some simple flights with basic sensor packages as proof-of-concept. It is hoped the collaboration will strengthen ties between the two institutions and give STEM students a chance to participate in a hands-on technical project that will deepen their ...


Geogebra: Dynamic Math Worksheets For The K-12 Classroom, Carlee Nelson May 2016

Geogebra: Dynamic Math Worksheets For The K-12 Classroom, Carlee Nelson

Academic Excellence Showcase Proceedings

What is Geogebra?

3 worksheets:

Slope-Intercept Form

Integer Addition

Angle Classification


Zero-Sum Matrix Games, Robert Siewell May 2016

Zero-Sum Matrix Games, Robert Siewell

Academic Excellence Showcase Proceedings

No abstract provided.


The Noyce Teacher Academy Reflections 2015-2016, Martin Rosenman May 2016

The Noyce Teacher Academy Reflections 2015-2016, Martin Rosenman

Open Educational Resources

Highlights of selected topics and activities by Noyce Teacher Academy fellows.


Retention Effects Of An Experiential Pedagogical Approach, Kelsea E. Adams May 2016

Retention Effects Of An Experiential Pedagogical Approach, Kelsea E. Adams

Senior Honors Projects

The quality and nature of delivery of education, especially at the K12 level is a major focus of the education reform movement. As an aspiring teacher, I am interested in developing a personal understanding of the efficacy of different modes of delivery. A large body of studies has examined the differences between experiential learning versus traditional classroom learning as well as effects on student retention. Traditional classroom learning involves literary texts, PowerPoint presentations and teacher-centered learning. In contrast, experiential learning is a hands-on, real world experience that provides students with an environment to expand their critical thinking skills and apply ...


Can You Tell Cr**P From Crayolas? Evaluating Information Sources For Researched Projects, Debbie Morrow Feb 2016

Can You Tell Cr**P From Crayolas? Evaluating Information Sources For Researched Projects, Debbie Morrow

Debbie Morrow

Engage students in finding information about mathematical topics, and help them learn critical evaluation of sources. Like math, "research" takes practice and good critical thinking skills!


The Ongoing Assessment Project (Ogap): Impact Findings, Implementation Puzzles & Next Steps, Jonathan A. Supovitz Jan 2016

The Ongoing Assessment Project (Ogap): Impact Findings, Implementation Puzzles & Next Steps, Jonathan A. Supovitz

CPRE Conference Presentations and Papers

No abstract provided.


Invasive Species, Robin Harrington Jan 2016

Invasive Species, Robin Harrington

Science and Engineering Saturday Seminars

No abstract provided.