Workshop Summer 2004
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In summer 2004, new and returning teachers and fellows participated in a week-long hands-on workshop. The purpose of the workshop activities was to familiarize teachers with engineering activities (related to their science curriculum) that could be used in their classrooms; to familiarize fellows with grade-appropriate pedagogy; and to give teachers and fellows an opportunity to collaborate and get to know each other.
In this activity, teams of fellows and teachers were challenged to design and build working rockets out of plastic film canisters and common chemicals such as water, vinegar, baking soda, and commercial antacid products.
In this activity, teachers and fellows designed and built dioramas that illustrated the plant and animal life that would be found in various biomes.
Teams of fellows and teachers designed and built structures that could withstand "hurricane-force" winds. The structures had to be at least 20 inches tall. The construction materials provided were newspaper and masking tape, plus a couple of screws to fasten the structure to a cardboard base. The "wind" was provided by an industrial-quality fan.
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