Curriculum Materials

The Pre-College Education program within the NASCENT Engineering Research Center has developed a host of curriculum materials through the Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program, which we’re listing below. You can download available materials by clicking the links in the “title” column. We’ll be adding more materials as they become available. We hope you find them useful!

TitleGrade LevelSubject AreaTeacher
The Art of Molecular Structure through Photolithography*6th GradeScienceNixon
Solar Energy vs. Wind Energy*7th GradeScience Deeter
Nanotechnology Uses in Medicine
Act-1-Microscope-Slide.docx
Act-1-Student-Worksheet_Smile-Youre-on-a-Microscope-Slide.docx
Act-2-Capillary-Action-All-Swirled-Up.docx
Act-2_Worksheet-Scale-Capillary-Action-pg-1.docx
Act-2_Worksheet-Scale-Capillary-Action-pg-2.docx
Act-4-Microfluidics-Eng-Challenge.docx
Act-4_Worksheet_Microfluidics-Eng-Challenge.docx
7th GradeScienceKizer
Pumpkin Chunkin’ – Design and build of a Trebuchet*8th GradeMathematicsCollins
Stained Glass – The Art of Linear Equations*8th GradeMathematicsCollins
Using scatter plots to analyze data sets8th GradeMathematicsCurtin
Scatter Plots and Correlation
8th GradeMathematicsCurtin
Simulation Applications in Medicine8th GradeScience and TechnologySauter
Introduction to Computer Science8th GradeScience and TechnologySauter
Maidbot*9th GradePhysicsFoster
Space, Time and Scale
KimWilliamETP-Final4DocuSign2016-02.22.17.pdf
9th GradePhysicsKim
Building an Obstacle Course*9th GradeMathematicsNegley
Testing Hydrophobic Materials9th GradeMathematicsNegley
When Life Gives you Lemons*9th GradeMathematicsTrenfield
Shape Matters*10th GradeMathematics/EngineeringBarron
From Lobster Shells to Plastic Objects to Compost: A Bioplastics Activity*10th GradeChemistryHamm
Heater Redesign*10th-11th GradeMathematics/EngineeringDiMaria
Conservation of Energy and Organics11th GradePhysicsNguyen
Lasers*9th-12th GradePhysicsBodman
Photolithography Data Collection and Mathematical Modeling
Lesson:
1-Lesson_Photolithography-Data-Collection-and-Mathematical-Models.docx
2-PowerPoint_Photolithography-and-Mathematical-Models.pptx
3-Student-Worksheet_BeyondtheData.docx
Activity:
1-Activity_CreatingPrintedCircuitBoards.docx
2-Lab-on-CopperEtching.docx
3-Student-Worksheet_TempertureModelWorksheet.docx
4-Rubric_WetEtching.docx
9th-11th GradeAlgebra 2Castanon
Printing electric systems (developed by pre-service teacher)*9th-12th GradeChemistryHessong
Apocalypse Proof School*9th-12th GradeMathematicsMontgomery
Using Lasers to Make the Invisible, Visible
Unit Write-ups:
Lesson #1 - Laser Light - What's the Difference
Lesson #2 - Lasers for Super Small Measurements
Lesson #3 - Sugar Concentration with Laser Pointers
Lesson #4 - Lasers in Medicine - Disease Detection
9th-12th GradePhysicsPlaza
Lucky Dip (developed by pre-service teacher)9th-12th GradeMathematicsTsai
Chemical Equilibrium: Le Chatelier’s Principle (developed by pre-service teacher)10th-12th GradeChemistryLenaburg
Intermolecular forces and their effects on the wetting of solutions10th-12th GradeMathematicsLester
Solar Powered Classroom*12th GradeEarth and SciencesBachmayer

*These curriculum materials will be posted as they become available.  Please check back!