North Carolina STEM Educators, Y3

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SLASL: Unsolved Mysteries: What did you really eat last night?

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This unit includes four lessons and two student working days that culminate in students designing an interactive audio and visual display using emaze. The purpose of this visual display is to document their journey throughout the process of becoming familiar with the traceability (and sometimes lack thereof) of beef, produce, and seafood regulations. With their visual displays, they will be able to educate their family, peers, and the public about food consumption choices and provide background knowledge about its origins. Using inquiry-based reading and reading apprenticeship strategies, students will explore an anchor text as well as two supplemental texts which they will use to develop their own essential and supporting questions to guide their research. AP Environmental students will explore a variety of texts and resources to increase their knowledge and awareness of where our food (seafood, beef, and produce) in the United States originally is located, how it was obtained, and the laws that govern the process behind the scenes.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Homework/Assignment, Unit of Study

Authors: Lori Zeman, Justin Pierce, Kortney Kavanagh

SLASL: Using Chemistry to Make Waves in Climate Change Research

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This unit includes 10 lessons that culminate in a student created final product presentation on the factors that influence climate change through the lens of chemistry and oceanography using literacy strategies to conduct inquiry level research. Using inquiry-based reading, student will examine an anchor text to formulate a question to guide their research and development of student driven projects. Throughout the unit, students will use a variety of texts, websites, and other resources to develop a product and presentation that exhibits their literacy and inquiry skills. Using inquiry-based reading, students will explore an anchor text and then develop their own essential and supporting questions to guide their research. Over the course of the unit, students will explore a variety of texts and grow in their knowledge of cellular organelles and in their ability to use informational text to support their inquiry and research.

Material Type: Unit of Study

Authors: Anne Bucci, Tamryn O'Toole, Amy Moore

SLASL: Tourism & The Environment; friends or foes?

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This unit includes 4 lessons where in Biology, students design a proposal or program to help the environment at a tourist location and in Math, students will calculate how tourism affects the economy. Using inquiry-based reading, students will explore an anchor text and then develop their own essential and supporting questions to guide their research. Over the course of the unit, students will explore a variety of texts and grow in their knowledge of the impact of tourism on the environment and the economy. They will also grow in their ability to use informational text to support their inquiry and research.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Authors: Robin Williams, Laura Armstrong, Danielle Gasser

SLASL Module 5: Reflection on Student Work and Feedback, Y3 NC Webinar

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The "School Librarians Advancing STEM Learning" (SLASL) project meeting with North Carolina school librarians and STEM teacher fellows, September 6, 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

Power Grid: Transforming New Hampshire's Energy Future

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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. This unit culminates with small groups of students presenting their plans for the ideal power grid for the state of New Hampshire. While the anchor text and performance assessment may be specific to New Hampshire, texts specific to other regions are likely accessible through state universities, government websites and/or local publications, making this unit highly adaptable.

Material Type: Unit of Study

Authors: Charles Swift, Lisa Petrie, Nathan Carle

SLASL: Relationships between differential equations, population dynamics, and global climate change

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This unit includes 5 lessons that culminates in a persuasive argument in the form of letter to congressional member or grant proposal to Duke Energy. Using inquiry-based reading, students will explore an anchor text and then develop their own supporting questions to guide their research.

Material Type: Unit of Study

Authors: Christina Segura, Brian Smith, Jeanne Cooper