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Science Learning with Design, Engineering and Robotics (Curriculum Exchange)

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Conference

2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Indianapolis, Indiana

Publication Date

June 15, 2014

Start Date

June 15, 2014

End Date

June 18, 2014

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

K-12 and Pre-College Engineering Division Curriculum Exchange

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K-12 & Pre-College Engineering

Page Count

2

Page Numbers

24.1071.1 - 24.1071.2

DOI

10.18260/1-2--23004

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https://peer.asee.org/23004

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87

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Mike Ryan Georgia Institute of Technology

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Marion Usselman Georgia Institute of Technology

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Marion Usselman is a Principal Research Scientist and Associate Director for Federal Outreach and Research at the Georgia Institute of Technology's Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing (CEISMC). She earned her Ph.D. in Biophysics from the Johns Hopkins University and has been with CEISMC since 1996 developing and managing university-K-12 educational partnership programs. She currently leads up a team of educators and educational researchers who are exploring how to integrate science, mathematics and engineering within authentic school contexts and researching the nature of the resultant student learning.

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Sabrina Grossman CEISMC: Georgia Tech

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Beth A. Kostka Georgia Institute of Technology

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Beth Kostka has been with Georgia Institute of Technology's Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing since 2012 and serves as a Research Associate and Curriculum Writer. She originated in Wisconsin and received a B.S. in Biology from Syracuse University and a M.S. in Aquatic Environmental Science from Florida State University with an emphasis in Science Education. Prior to Georgia Tech she worked as a faculty member of the Biology Department and was Director of the elementary school outreach program in the Office of Science Teaching at Florida State University (FSU). In her 21-year career she has worked with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association and the National Park Service as a science educator and researcher and has been executive director of multiple non-profit environmental organizations. This experience has given Beth a strong background in grant writing, partnership building, laboratory research, teaching across K-12 and adults, as well as program development and curriculum writing.

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Nancy Anna Newsome Georgia Tech - Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing

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Anna Newsome serves as an Educational Outreach Manager at CEISMC for AMP-IT-UP (Advanced Manufacturing & Prototyping Integrated to Unlock Potential) and SLIDER (Science Learning Integrating Design, Engineering, and Robotics). She received a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy from Georgia Tech in 2008. After graduation Anna spent a year working for a private sector event firm before eagerly returning to her alma mater and joining the CEISMC team in January 2010. Anna completed a Master of Science in Educational Research with a concentration in Research, Measurement, and Statistics from Georgia State University in May 2013.

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Brian Douglas Gane University of Illinois, Chicago

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Jayma Koval Georgia Tech, CEISMC

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Jayma Koval is a Teacher in Residence in Georgia Tech’s Center for Education Integrating Science, Math and Computing (CEISMC). Previously, Jayma was a middle school science teacher and coordinator of her school’s Science Olympiad team.

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Jeffrey H. Rosen Georgia Institute of Technology

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Abstract

Science Learning with Design, Engineering and Robotics (Curriculum Exchange)The ***** curriculum is an inquiry and project-based learning curriculum that utilizes LEGOMindstorm ™ NXT kits to teach 8th grade physical science disciplinary content, science andengineering practices, and cross-cutting concepts within regular middle school physical scienceclassrooms. As an integral part of the curriculum, students organize, think about, and designsolutions for engineering challenges while they investigate and learn about force, motion andenergy. In the process, they actively engage in investigations, data analysis and scientificargumentation.The ***** curriculum is comprised of two 3-4 week units that together develop standards fromall three of the NGSS dimensions. The main science concept focus of Unit 1 is Energy (e.g.,transfer of mechanical energy, kinetic and potential energy relationship, law of conservation ofenergy). Unit 2 focuses on Force and Motion (e.g., force, balance of forces, changes in motion,speed, acceleration, mass and inertia relationship).The materials that will be demonstrated consist of 1) Two comprehensive workbooks thatintroduce the challenges and guide students through the activities; 2) Student handouts, datacollection sheets, etc.; 3) Videos that help frame the challenges; 4) LEGO build instructions forstudents; 5) Two-page text-based teacher guides; and 6) Assessment rubrics. All materials willbe available online.The *** curriculum development and implementation research was supported by a grant fromthe National Science Foundation through the Discovery Research K-12 program

Ryan, M., & Usselman, M., & Grossman, S., & Gale, J. D., & Kostka, B. A., & Newsome, N. A., & Gane, B. D., & Koval, J., & Rosen, J. H. (2014, June), Science Learning with Design, Engineering and Robotics (Curriculum Exchange) Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--23004

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