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Introducing Engineering into Texas State Math and Science Curricula . Abigail C. Perkins and Carol L. Stuessy Texas A&M University, College Station November 10, 2011 SSMA 2011 Colorado Springs, CO. Mission Statement

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introducing engineering into texas state math and science curricula

Introducing Engineering into Texas State Math and Science Curricula

Abigail C. Perkins and Carol L. Stuessy

Texas A&M University, College Station

November 10, 2011

SSMA 2011

Colorado Springs, CO

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Mission Statement

To increase high school teachers’ and students’ literacy about earthquake engineering by integrating appropriate knowledge, skills, and tools into STEM mathematics and science classrooms.

phases of eeep
Phases of EEEP

Phase 1. Design Team

  • Develop, field-test, and revise materials

Phase 2.Teacher Workshop

  • Integrating innovation into STEM classrooms
phase 1 design team overview
Phase 1: Design Team Overview
  • Foundation for 2012 EEEP Teacher Workshop
    • July 18-23, 2011
    • Texas A&M University
  • Earthquake engineering-based instructional materials
phase 1 design team background
Phase 1: Design Team Background
  • Distributed Expertise:
  • Diverse backgrounds
  • Conducive to authentic development
phase 1 design team objectives
Phase 1: Design Team Objectives
  • Provide hands-on, minds-on experience about:
    • Roles of the engineer
    • Integrated STEM domains
  • Produce:
    • Recommendations for workshop activities
    • Classroom lessons
phase 1 product classroom lesson example
Phase 1 Product: Classroom Lesson Example

Risk Awareness

 The epicenter of an earthquake occurs X mi away from a bullet train traveling at 220 mph. If they’re traveling in opposite directions, and the earthquake propagates with a speed of Y mph, calculate the impulse of the collision. How many people would survive?

Seismic hazard map of the southeastern U.S. provided by the U.S. Geological Survey

http://usgs.gov/ hazards

phase 1 feedback
Phase 1: Feedback

“Now I can explain a lot better as to why buildings fail and show how engineers can test and make structures that will not fail -or at least stay in one piece and not hurt people.  Now I can incorporate the engineering part into a lesson so that it will become a true STEM lesson for my kiddos.”

-Design Team Teacher, Earth Science

phase 2 teacher workshop overview
Phase 2: Teacher Workshop Overview
  • Goal: Enable participants to design and implement materials integrating earthquake engineering into their own classrooms
  • 24 teachers
  • Texas A&M University
    • June 10-16, 2012
  • Provisions
phase 2 content focus
Phase 2: Content Focus
  • Earthquake engineers minimize risk
    • link natural w/ designed environments
  • Learners’ “needs to know”
  • Urban infrastructure components:
    • Water
    • Transportation
    • Communication
    • Power
phase 2 what teachers may expect
Phase 2: What Teachers May Expect
  • Social learning
  • Networked communications portal
  • Exemplary models of teaching
exemplary activity example jell o and broccoli simulation
Exemplary Activity Example:Jell-O and Broccoli Simulation
  • Simulates how structures respond to earthquakes
  • Manually shake table to mimic earthquake
  • Attached sensors generate graphical representations
summary the future of eeep
Summary: The Future of EEEP

EEEP aims to create a workshop that will benefit teachers by:

  • Contextualizing earthquake engineering into STEM
  • Lesson plans
    • Individualized
    • Field-tested
  • Elucidating the science and math of everyday life
  • Collaborating
  • Integrate models and simulations
acknowledgements
Acknowledgements
  • Design team

Professors, teachers, students

  • EEEP developers and facilitators

Drs. Carol Stuessy and Gary Fry

  • Major support for EEEP is provided by the National Science Foundation
  • Design team 2011 and teacher 2012 workshops hosted by
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