New Hampshire STEM Educators, Y3

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SLASL Module 5: Reflection on Student Work and Feedback, Y3 New Hampshire

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The "School Librarians Advancing STEM Learning" (SLASL) project meeting with New Hampshire school librarians and STEM teacher fellows, September 20, 2017, to focus on STEM inquiry and literacy, and project-related issues. This meeting concerned reflecting on student work and incorporating teacher-librarian reflections into their authored unit on inquiry.

Material Type: Lecture Notes, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Amee Godwin

The Human Genome Project - The Use of Genetic Screening Technology

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This unit includes one week of lessons which immediately follow the Genetics and DNA units. The previous knowledge gained from these units, as well as a previous project where students researched and shared with their classmates a specific genetic disorder, will provide the background for students to participate in a debate about the ethical issues of applying information available through the Human Genome Project (HGP).

Material Type: Reading, Unit of Study

Authors: Ethel Gaides, Emelia Fleck, Beverly Tedeschi

Genetically Modified Organism

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Unit on creating a genetically modified organism (GMO). Students read several articles to gain real life knowledge on GMOs. Students follow the unit with an interactive notebook keeping track of their work. A final project is created based on their understanding of the knowledge gained from the unit. In the project the students will create a genetically modified organism that will impact the future.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Diagram/Illustration, Interactive, Reading

Authors: Linda Hedrick, Caitlin Gately

Modern Physics-Stranger than Fiction

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The lessons in this unit were developed by teachers at Souhegan High School for junior/senior level Physics classes, to be taught during the first trimester of the 2016-17 school year. It includes 5-10 lessons that culminate in students demonstrating their ability to find meaning in complex text and incorporate key ideas of modern physics by completing the final creative writing project. Modern physics is a very broad topic. We will be focusing on three of the main pillars of modern physics — special relativity, general relativity, and quantum theory. The goal of the unit it to have students use the concepts of modern physics accurately in a creative way and increase their willingness and confidence to learn more about the subjects beyond high school. Modern physics is intimidating to the general public. We hope to spark students interest and have students realize that they can make sense out of the counter intuitive model of reality. Each topic will be broken into several phases of understanding: Limitations of classical physics Key principle that led to modern physics Models for describing modern physics Predictions and experiments that support and provide evidence for modern physics theories The students will explore the phases by using inquiry-based reading. They will explore an anchor text for meaning while looking for where it addresses the four phases above. Students will then perform additional research and apply what they have learned in class to create their final project.

Material Type: Lesson Plan, Reading, Unit of Study

Authors: Charles Swift, Lisa Petrie, Nathan Carle


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Over the course of the unit, students will explore a variety of texts and grow in their knowledge of superbugs and and their evolution over time. They will use informational text, video, lab activities and infographics to support their inquiry and research.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Reading, Simulation, Teaching/Learning Strategy, Unit of Study

Authors: Jessica Payeur, Karen Desjadon, Mary Mirabello Sohm