High School

Thinking Collaborative Strategies

Strategies, like Expert Jigsaw and First Turn, Last Turn, are a fantastic ways to engage learners. This links to all the Thinking Collaborative Strategies which will give you lots of options for mixing up the way you engage learners in your learning spaces.

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Crosscut Symbols

The Crosscut Symbols below are from Peter A’Hearn. These can be found at http://crosscutsymbols.weebly.com/ with lots of supporting information including critical questions, questions that connect to science and engineering practices, and more for each concept. Teachers and students can also submit their own images for the crosscutting concepts on Peter’s website. Cut out the symbols…

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Reverse Engineering Design Process

Reverse engineering embodies the true spirit of “break it to make it”. Reverse engineering involves taking something apart to see how it was designed and then using that information to either make improvements or design something new.  

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Wind Turbine Design Challenge

            For the wind turbine design challenge, the following materials were used. Click to visit suppliers of equipment unless store is noted. KidWind Basic Turbine Building Parts 1″ PVC coupler (hardware store) Duct Tape (dollar store) Glue Guns (99 Cents Only Store) Solo cups with grips (Walmart) 7″ Jumbo Craft…

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