Middle school (6-8)

Middle School Teacher and Student's Experiences with Artificial Intelligence via Computational Cameras

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36 middle school teachers along with 120 students in Phoenix, Arizona and Athens, Georgia will participate in summer workshops with technology modules featuring computational cameras to learn topics in artificial intelligence and computer vision.
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Developing STEM Identity in Rural Audiences through Community-based Engineering Design

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More than 300 rural youth, grades 6-8, are engaged in the research, design and building of simulated advanced manufacturing systems in a STEM elective course with mentoring from 20-30 undergraduate engineering students and STEM industry professionals.
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Enhancing Engagement and Conceptual Understanding of Fractions for Students with Learning Disabilities using the Model Mathematics Education Curriculum

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More than 140 rural and urban students with learning disabilities and difficulties, grades 4-6, use an innovative, integrated curriculum to bolster engagement in and conceptual understanding of fraction concepts and interest in STEM and ICT careers.
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Understanding Weather Extremes with Big Data: Inspiring Rural Youth in Data Science

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WeatherX is developing middle-school curriculum units that investigate extreme weather events to promote skills in analyzing large-scale scientific data and interest in data science careers among students in rural areas.
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Watershed Awareness using Technology and Environmental Research for Sustainability (WATERS)

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Engineering Academy: Educating Engineers of the Future

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This project will advance efforts to understand and promote practices that increase students' motivations and capacities to pursue careers in STEM by preparing students in high need middle schools for science and math courses, and engineering careers.
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Developing K-12 Education Guidelines for Artificial Intelligence

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A working group of K-12 teachers and AI experts from academia and industry are developing national guidelines for teaching artificial intelligence in K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 grade bands, and creating an online AI resource directory.
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Lens on Climate Change: Teacher Handbook

Overview of the Program The Lens on Climate Change (LOCC) program engages middle and high school students in film production documenting the effects of climatic and environmental changes on their lives and in their communities. Middle and high school students are paired with graduate and undergraduate student mentors to research, film, edit, and ultimately screen their films and participate in a panel discussion. Each student group (4—6 students) is guided by both a science and a film mentor through the completion of the project.

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2017 Hydroponics Curriculum

This curriculum library contains materials and resources for the 2017 Hydroponics Curriculum.

  • Alignments
  • Business (Jun)
  • Business (New Development)
  • Chemistry
  • Ecological Impacts
  • Elementary Materials
  • Games
  • Inquiry
  • Math and Statistics
  • Powerpoints
  • Troble
  • Tools-Resources
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Mammal Skull Versus Reptile: What are the differences?

DRIVING QUESTION: If you find a fossilized skull, what clues tell you if it is a mammal or reptile?
LEARNING GOALS: Learning goals are for students to collect, analyze and interpret data found in 3D printed fossil skulls. Students will be able to understand what type of information fossils can provide, including the environment where animals lived and the type of food they ate. In addition, they will have a better understanding of how much information can be found from past events regardless of size and or/time periods.

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