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edwinjcolon@randallshinn I thought this could help you for your field trip idea or lesson request.
Jul 24 2014 - 2:55pm
see comment on leaf below that goes with this document
Jul 24 2014 - 2:56pm
@pyerxa are this the standards you want to meet during this year? Do you want the project to address this standards?
Jul 24 2014 - 5:00pm
pyerxaTesting SIP communication! @sbrown #testing Steve - I can log-on no problem. Just conducting the communication test now. Got it?
Jul 22 2014 - 8:24pm
I got it, thanks! Let me know if anything else crazy happens! ( @edwinjcolon )
Jul 22 2014 - 8:25pm
Leave it to me to respond with the wrong account. :)
Jul 22 2014 - 8:26pm
Wow, you do respond quick. Less than a minute:) Mahalo!
Jul 22 2014 - 8:27pm
You just caught me a good time. :)
Jul 22 2014 - 8:30pm
Great!!! Thanks @sbrown!
@pyerxa is everything good now?
Jul 22 2014 - 8:42pm
Been doing some thinking about my STEM units. Really want to do some type of duct tape challenge but not sure what. Saw some cool stuffs on roller coasters, which would be fabulous but so much work. Saw another one on ping pong launchers. I think I have a start for my 8th grade Earth and Space Science. We will be pau Challenger Center on Nov. 7 and starting STEM unit. We can discuss the Mars One initiative. Maybe the challenge could be based on this but more broad. To create a technology that would be useful for the people to use on Mars giving certain supplies. Say: Duct tape, cardboard, rubber bands, popsicle sticks, bbq sticks, a small motor, and a solar panel. I thought about adding gears, too, so something mobile could be made. Any comments? If I do decide to do this, do you think you could track me down some motors, solar panels to fit the motors, and a big box of various gear? This would be for 3 classes of 25 and I have about $400 to work with.
For life science I have attached my benchmarks but really have the option to do anything. Nothing really jumps out at me for the type of EDP I would like the students to do. I want it to allow for creativity among the teams and very hands on. For this class I am working with 2 classes of 25 Life science. Will be doing the STEM unit sometime in Nov. as well. Can you just keep me in mind when you get ideas? Mahalo for your help.
Jul 24 2014 - 2:53pm
Tried to share the comment above as a leaf but link would not go through. Don't know where to attach 7th standards. I'll try again and if cannot work send it to your email
Jul 24 2014 - 2:55pm
Moving a comment to a Leaf is probably best done by cutting and pasting...not sure there is a way to get it up there without.
Jul 24 2014 - 2:57pm
@pyerxa I will keep my eyes open for your request. The Duct tape project can be really nice. Take for example what the astronauts from the Apollo 13 had to do with Duct tape to survive in space:
For the life science class you can have your student build their own water filters using Duct tape and recyclable materials. I will keep you in mind if something else comes to mind. Let me know if you have another ideas or need more help.
Jul 24 2014 - 5:15pm
sbrownThis is not necessarily STEM related, but was a fascinating story on the idea of #collaboration -- especially the concept of building something new off the ideas of another...all while maintaining the original's spirit. Listening to the audio of the story is highly recommended! #learningfromeachother
sbrownExcellent article in today's paper (on the cover, even!) about the Araki Hiroya Soroban School! (Sorry about the pay-wall link, I'll post a PDF if needed...)
spramentoHere is @edwinjcolon demonstrating how hydropower works #workshop #alternativeenergy #hydropower
Jun 28 2014 - 12:50pm
That was a really great demo. Everyone really seemed to be enjoying the session. Good engineering, @edwinjcolon !
Jun 29 2014 - 12:26pm
I hope all the teachers enjoyed and visualized the applications of the #alternativeenergy kits for the students.
Jun 30 2014 - 12:27pm
Yes, @edwinjcolon your presentation was spot on...I enjoyed being able to experience the inquiry process as we were exposed to the #alternativeenergy kits! Mahalo
Jul 2 2014 - 10:40am
@edwinjcolon: Wish I was there to witness this! Is there simple parts that could be used in the classroom for students to buy and collect data?
Jul 21 2014 - 6:26am
@randallshinn we presented a variety of kits and way to use them in the classroom. Do you know which topic you wish to cover with the students? As an example, this is one of the kit showed during the workshop: http://www.hometrainingtools.com/enviro-battery-kit/p/KT-GSENBAT/?gclid=...
This kit combined with a multi-meter creates a nice economical activity for the classroom and can demonstrate the principles behind the battery.
Jul 21 2014 - 9:16am
sbrownThere are few things more exciting than the slow reawakening of manned spaceflight.