STEM Assignments

"Science and policy-making thrive on challenge and questioning; they are vital to the health of inquiry and democracy." 
        ~ Nicholas Stern, British Economist & Academic

This is where students will find the brief listing for what is happening in the Introduction to STEM class each day, what the outside of class work is and what is due for each day. Also, supporting resources in the form of links to websites, pages and documents will be listed with what is to be worked on. For more specific details on what happens in class or for the outside of class work, please visit the specific dates you are looking for on the Introduction to STEM and click on "more details." 


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August 8, 2013 Introductions, Tower Construction, Team Reflection, TED Video  None, Biotech & Engineering Students must acquire a composition notebook fro Monday Your ready self TED Talk - Tom Wujec: Build a tower, build a team  
August 9, 2013 STEM & Branch Posters, Round About Presentations, Class Site Navigation Explore the eCybermission Website, Engineering & Biotech Students must get composition book None eCybermission Challenge  
August 12, 2013 Complete Posters, Site Navigation, Portfolio Structure Work on Portfolio Graph Paper Ruled Composition Books (Eng & BioT) PEST Brainstorm  
August 13, 2013 Complete Portfolios, Contracts, eCyber Exploration & Initial Idea Brainstorming Get all of contracts signed and returned None PEST Activity  
August 14, 2013 Explore eCybermission site, Pairing for PEST Activity Continued development of portfolio ~ complete "Home" & "About Me" Contracts (must be in by FRIDAY or no laptops) PEST Activity  
August 15, 2013 Specific Details for Ideas on PEST, Student Review of Ideas & Selection, Start Lab Book Set-Up Complete 10 more pages of lab book set-up None eCyber - Selecting a Topic Worksheet  
August 16, 2013 Complete Lab-Book Set-Up, L to J: STEM Vocab  Lab Book Set-Up   
August 19, 2013 Team Building - Call Team & Describe Shape to Draw. Reflect on struggles - Discourse Intro Read NPR Article for Discourse Practice None NPR Article - Long Awaited Lab-Grown Burger Is Unveiled In London  
August 20, 2013 Article discussion for discourse, List of 5 specific ideas from each member of team, draft of problem statement Complete 5 Ideas  Have read NPR article & Review of discourse document  The CREST Ways of Discourse  
August 21, 2013 Narrowing and selecting of problem statement for group from HW drafts (ACT 1.4), Conducting research doc "How to do Research" (Bouillon) - Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) v Non/ Primary & Secondary Drafting of 3 potential problem statements 3 Problem statement drafts of topic area Team Norms (MAKE A COPY TO EDIT AND SET TO PVLEARNERS!) ACT 1.4 Developing your Problem Statement 
August 22, 2013 APA Formatting, Continue to build Anno Bib., Library Visit?, Article Database Search   How to Find Good Sources  
August 23, 2013 eCybermission Submission DUE 1st Blog Post  Annotated Bibliography - Exemplary Sample   
August 26, 2013 Quanta Registration Review Prep, Final Problem Statement, ACT 2.1 - Conducting Research 1 entry each onto annotated bibliography.  1st Blog Post ECyber - Conducting Research  
August 27, 2013 (Half Day) Quanta Registration None (or complete Quanta Forms if not complete) 1st Secondary article submission to Annotated Bibliography Quanta Causality Patters Video Site 
August 28, 2013 Casualty Patterns in Science (Which pattern does your project follow?) ~ Read pieces/watch videos, copy doc & make your own. Post to assignments Complete Causalty Patterns Sheet  Quanta Registration The Causeality Patterns in Science Causality Patterns in Science Questions (ACT 2.1) 
August 29, 2013 L to J #3, Refining of Problem Statement, Primary v Secondary Blog Post, Primary Anno Bib Contribution Causality Patterns/Relationships Questions Group Brainstorm, Ideas & Problem Statements Problem Statement Grading Rubric 
August 30, 2013 (Bernier OUT) Populate Annotated Bibliography, Primary & Secondary Sources in Categories, 5 per group member (Total Due 9/9) Complete 2 out of 5 Anno Bib Sources ( 1 Primary, 1 Secondary) Primary vs Secondary Sheet on Assignments Page Primary vs Secondary Sheet ED vs SI Lucidchart Flowmap 
September 3, 2013 The Engineering Design Process & The Scientific Method ~ Which way are you going? LucidChart flowmap design (use 8/30 link) Complete flowmap on LucidChart, 3 out of 5 sources on Anno Bib Complete 2 out of 5 Anno Bib Sources Complete (1 Primary, 1 Secondary) Engineering Design Flowmap Scientific Method Flowmap 
September 4, 2013 Start to wrap Annotated Bibliography (At least 2 Primary Sources, 5 sources Total)  Complete Anno Bib  ED v SI Flowmap link or picture posted to Assignments Page   
September 9, 2013 Revised Problem Statement & Literature Review Start (1 Per Student) Outline/bulleted ideas for Lit Review sections Annotated Bibliography  Literature Review Model  
September 10, 2013 (Bernier OUT) Team Grading #1, Problem Statement Revision with Rubric & Group to Group Grading    Problem Statement Grading Rubric 
September 11, 2013 (Bernier OUT) Complete Literature Review Literature Review Literature Review Continued   
September 12, 2013 Hypothesis! & Final Problem Statement Revision Refined Hypothesis Draft and finalized problem statement    
September 13, 2013 Naviance Training & Hypothesis Evaluation     
September 16, 2013 Hypothesis Evaluation, eCyber & Quanta Tidying MSDS What's on the Label - Find products & chemicals in house Hypothesis Drafts & Final Problem Statements MSDS What's on the Label Sheet? Peer & Self Evaluation #1 
September 17, 2013 (Half Day) MSDS Profiles, Placards & Discussion Questions  Complete MSDS profiles (Due Thursday) Completed Quanta/Chronus Profile MSDS What's on the Label?   
September 18, 2013 Final Hypothesis/Problem Statements/Literature Review Postings. Intro to research design & The Deep Dive Complete MSDS Profiles & Plcards   Writing a Design Brief Presentation  ACT 3.3 Construct a Design Brief- The Deep Dive 
September 19, 2013 The Deep DIve: Design Brief Presentation with Child Toy, Read about Deep Dive, Watch Videos, Design Brief sample, Write own Design Brief    Create a Design Brief for The Deep Dive A Design Brief Template 
September 20, 2013 2D Sketching & Isometric Sketching   Isometric & Oblique Pictorials   
September 23, 2013 B1 - Shop Safety w/ Howardell, B4 - CREST Building, Safety & Inventory w/ Bernier     
September 24, 2013 B1 - Heads to Howardell for Shop Safety, B4 - CREST Building, Safety & Inventory w/ Bernier     
September 25, 2013 B1 - Bacteria Swab/Experimental Design w/ Landry, B4 - Shop Safety w/ Howardell     
September 26, 2013 B1 - Bacteria Swab/Experimental Design w/ Landry, B4 - Shop Safety w/ Howardell     
September 27, 2013 L to J     
September 30, 2013 B1 - CREST Building, Safety & Inventory w/ Bernier, B4 - Bacteria Swab/Experimental Design w/ Landry     
October 1, 2013 B1 - CREST Building, Safety & Inventory w/ Bernier, B4 - Bacteria Swab/Experimental Design w/ Landry     
October 2, 2013 2D & Isometric Sketching, Start Materials & Procedures  3 2D Drawings of Physical Objects at home, front side (most detail), Cont. Mat & Procd.  2D & Isometric Sketching PPT ACT 3.5 - Concept Sketching 
October 3, 2013 Isometric Drawings (follow ppt) Materials & Procedures  5 total 2D Drawings  ACT 3.6 - Isometric Sketching  Critical Questions, Materials/Procedures & Presentation/Poster Content 
October 4, 2013 (Assembly) LtoJ, Materials & Procedures   Project Planning Flow-Map  
October 7, 2013 All Go to Howardell for Shop Safety, Resume work after coming back to class Continued work on proposal  Proposal Directions Sub Plans 
October 8, 2013 All Go to Howardell for Shop Safety, Commence LtoJ Quiz #9 after returning Continued work on proposal  Proposal Directions Sub Plans 
October 9, 2013 Complete draft of research proposal, draft is due and posted to websites @ end of the day (make sure public and all can comment) Continued work on proposal & presentations Completed draft of proposal Proposal Directions Sub Plans 
October 10, 2013 Exchange drafts with other groups (see "Sub Plans 10/7-10/11") for groups to switch with, revise comments, work on presentation Continued work on proposal and presentation  Proposal DIrections Sub Plans 
October 11, 2013 LtoJ Quiz #10 Complete Final Proposal Draft & Presentations  Proposal Directions Sub Plans 
October 14, 2013 Organize Proposal   Project Proposal Presentation Peer Review Sheet  
October 15, 2013 LtoJ #11, Research Poster Work     
October 16, 2013 (11 am Late Start) Prepare Research Proposal Presentations      
October 17, 2013 Research Proposal Poster Presentations & Review   Project Proposal Poster Review Form   
October 18, 2013 LtoJ Day (Clean Up of Charts and Graphs)     
October 21, 2013 Finalize Materials List and prepare for purchasing. Create percentage progress data collection gameplan  Finalized Materials List Professional Email Outline  
October 22, 2013 Start Building & Construction of Prototypes AND Set-Up of Experimental Design    Disc Sanding Safety Test Drill Press Safety Test 
October 23, 2013 Building & Construction of Prototypes AND/OR Run of Experimental Design    Bandsaw Safety Test Miter Saw Safety Test 
October 24, 2013 Building & Construction of Prototypes AND/OR Run of Experimental Design      
October 25, 2013 Building & Construction of Prototypes AND/OR Run of Experimental Design   25% Complete of Data Collection Gameplan 25% Data Collection Progress Form  
October 28, 2013 Building & Construction of Prototypes AND/OR Run of Experimental Design    Engineering Design prototype Testing Protocol  
October 29, 2013 Building & Construction of Prototypes AND/OR Run of Experimental Design      
October 30, 2013 Building & Construction of Prototypes AND/OR Run of Experimental Design      
October 31, 2013 Building & Construction of Prototypes AND/OR Run of Experimental Design      
November 1, 2013 Building & Construction of Prototypes AND/OR Run of Experimental Design   50% Complete of Data Collection Gameplan 50% Data Collection Progress Form  
November 4, 2013 Building & Construction of Prototypes AND/OR Run of Experimental Design      
November 5, 2013 Building & Construction of Prototypes AND/OR Run of Experimental Design    Data Collection Preparation Prototype Testing Protocol 
November 6, 2013 Building & Construction of Prototypes AND/OR Run of Experimental Design      
November 7, 2013 Building & Construction of Prototypes AND/OR Run of Experimental Design      
November 8, 2013 Building & Construction of Prototypes AND/OR Run of Experimental Design   75% Complete of Data Collection Gameplan  75% Data Collection Progress Form  
November 11, 2013 Building & Construction of Prototypes AND/OR Run of Experimental Design      
November 12, 2013 Building & Construction of Prototypes AND/OR Run of Experimental Design      
November 13, 2013 Building & Construction of Prototypes AND/OR Run of Experimental Design      
November 14, 2013 Building & Construction of Prototypes AND/OR Run of Experimental Design      
November 15, 2013 Building & Construction of Prototypes AND/OR Run of Experimental Design      
November 18, 2013 Data Analysis Lessons: Mean, Media, Mode, Graphing Results  100% of Data Collected 100% Data Collection Progress Form Intro to Summary Statistics  
November 19, 2013 Google Docs/Charts, Reading & Interpreting Data   Intro Summary Stats (Make a COPY) Google Spreadsheet Functions List 
November 20, 2013 Conclusion   Research Poster Template (Make a COPY)  
November 21, 2013 Conclusion     
November 22, 2013 Error Analysis  Complete Conclusion Draft   
November 25, 2013 Error Analysis     
November 26, 2013 Summary  Complete Error Analysis Draft   
December 2, 2013 Research Posters Due  Complete Summary Draft & Final Poster   
December 3, 2013 PSA Video Creation     
December 4, 2013 PSA Video Creation     
December 5, 2013 PSA Video Creation     
December 6, 2013 PSA Video Creation     
December 9, 2013 Final InClass Edits to PSA     
December 11, 2013 E-Cyber PSA & Poster Presentations      
December 12, 2013 E-Cyber PSA & Poster Presentations      
December 13, 2013      
December 16, 2013 eCybermission Translation & Upload     
December 17, 2013 eCybermission Translation & Upload     
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