Stevens Recommended Unique & Compelling Projects

 

Stevens Recommend Projects - by Topic and Experience Level

 Science Mathematics

Earth Science

Beginner Intermediate Advanced
Use weather satellite image loop to demonstrate how weather systems move across the United States. Use the Musical Plates project which allows students to plot real time earthquake data and determine relationship to tectonic plates. Have your students access a research-grade telescope through the Hands-on Universe Project.
    

General

Beginner Intermediate Advanced
Have your students develop a class challenge question to submit to Ask Dr. Math. Have students complete and submit the math problem of the week.  Those with the best answers will be published! Combine mathematics with economics and participate in The Global Stock Game (back-up -The Stock Market Game - $).
 

Biology

Beginner Intermediate Advanced
Invite select students to publish lab reports to the Sci-Journal web site. Use the Human Genetics project as part of your study of Mendelian genetics.  Consider just using the data from past projects if you cannot participate fully. Tap into a real Scanning Electron Microscope  through the BugScope Project.  Take a look at an example high school project.

Geometry

Beginner Intermediate Advanced
Have your students develop a class challenge question to submit to Ask Dr. Math. Participate in the Noon Day Project and measure the circumference of the Earth by working with other schools around the world. Adapt the Stowaway Adventure to include the use of geometry to determine the course heading of the ship being tracked.
 

Chemistry

Beginner Intermediate Advanced
Select the most challenging chemistry question your students can ask and submit it to Scientific American Ask-an-Expert. Use the International Boiling Point Project to explore the properties of water with your students.  Consider just using the data from past projects if you cannot participate fully. Use the Air Pollution: What is the Solution? Project to investigate ground level ozone and adapt it to more closely study the chemistry of ozone production.
 

Algebra

Beginner Intermediate Advanced
Have your students develop a class challenge question to submit to Ask Dr. Math. Have students track real ships at sea, calculate their speed and predict arrival times using the Stowaway Adventure. Adapt the International Boiling Point Project to require that students graph their data and determine a line of best fit and its equation to predict boiling point at different elevations.
     

Physics

Beginner Intermediate Advanced
Use real time data from a flight in progress to teach the concept of average vs. instantaneous speed. The Navigational Vectors Project combines flight data from real flights with upper atmospheric real time data to teach vector concepts. Use real data from the Tokamak Fusion Reactor to engage students in authentic investigations into nuclear reactions.
 

Trigonometry

Beginner Intermediate Advanced
Have your students develop a class challenge question to submit to Ask Dr. Math. Use lesson #4 and #7 of the Navigational Vectors project to introduce trig concepts. Adapt the Noon Day Project to use trigonometry to make more accurate calculations (see Teacher Guide for ideas).
     

Environmental Science

Beginner Intermediate Advanced
Use the Down the Drain project to compare water usage around the world. Investigate water quality around the world using the Global Water Sampling Project.  Consider just using the data from past projects if you cannot participate fully. Use the Air Pollution: What is the Solution? Project to investigate ground level ozone and the chemistry of ozone production
   
     

 

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