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Using an Aquifer Simulation to Investigate Relationships between Groundwater, Human Activity, and Drought (P12 Resource Exchange)

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Conference

2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication Date

June 26, 2016

Start Date

June 26, 2016

End Date

August 28, 2016

ISBN

978-0-692-68565-5

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

K-12 & Pre-College Engineering Division: Curriculum and Resource Exchange

Tagged Division

Pre-College Engineering Education Division

Page Count

2

DOI

10.18260/p.27128

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https://peer.asee.org/27128

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81

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Samantha Lindgren University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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Samantha Lindgren is the Coordinator of STEM Teacher Development at The Office for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education (MSTE) in the College of Education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. A former Physics and Environmental Science teacher, she now writes STEM curriculum that integrates engineering into science curriculum. She has presented at annual conferences such as American Society for Engineering Education, National Science Teachers Association, and International Society for Technology in Education.

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Jana Sebestik University Of Illinois - MSTE

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Jana Sebestik received a B.S. in mathematics and M.Ed. in mathematics education from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She has 34 years of classroom experience teaching mathematics in grades 7-12. She is currently Assistant Director of STEM Curriculum Design in the Office for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education (MSTE) in the College of Education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. For the past ten years she has been Education Lead for the DOE/DHS funded Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) project. MSTE works with mathematics and science teachers to integrate technology into K-12 classrooms. TCIPG researchers address the challenge of how to protect the nation's power grid by significantly improving the way the power grid infrastructure is built, making it more secure, reliable, and safe.

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Albert J. Valocchi University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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Albert J. Valocchi received his B.S. in Environmental Systems Engineering from Cornell University in 1975 and did his graduate studies at Stanford University in the Department of Civil Engineering, receiving his M.S. in 1976 and Ph.D. in 1981. He has been on the faculty of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois since 1981, and currently holds the rank of Professor. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in water resources engineering, groundwater hydrology and contaminant transport, groundwater modeling, and numerical methods.

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Abstract

Using an online groundwater simulation developed by engineering educators and civil engineering faculty at UIUC, high school students create computational models after exploring the effects of human activity and drought on an aquifer. In a series of lessons aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, students collect and analyze data, communicate scientific information, and develop an understanding of core Earth Science content. These lessons provide an example of how to formatively assess students while integrating engineering into the science classroom. Participants will receive the lesson plan overview as well as access to the simulation and full curriculum.

Lindgren, S., & Sebestik, J., & Valocchi, A. J. (2016, June), Using an Aquifer Simulation to Investigate Relationships between Groundwater, Human Activity, and Drought (P12 Resource Exchange) Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.27128

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