Interesting course related projects, assignments, or performances completed by Simpson Education students
STEM in the Elementary Classroom
Students in the Elementary Science and Mathematics Methods courses explore the nature of STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics) in the K-6 curriculum by engaging in and analyzing exemplary STEM activities.
Ping Pong Towers — using only spaghetti and tape, build a cost effective structure that will support a ping pong ball as high off the table as possible. Link to all pictures.
The Puff Mobile Challenge involved designing, building, testing and modifying a wind-driven vehicle using simple materials. Link to all pictures
The Straw Bridge activity challenged the cooperative teams to build, using limited supplies, the strongest bridge structure they could. The bridge designs were then subjected to stress tests. Link to all pictures.
Science in the Streets!
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Acts of Activism
From Patti Woodward-Young’s course EDUC 321 HUMAN RELATIONS: Over the course of this semester we read, view, discuss and explore in many manners a myriad of social injustices connected with our educational system. Some of these are housed in the attitudes and biases of individuals while others are embodied in systematic inequality in our institutions. I am going to ask each of you to find one inequality about which you are passionate and to design and carry out an act of activism to bring about positive change.
Here are a few “digital” examples…