Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering      
Boiling Point Project   Small World Project   Gulf Stream Project
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Collaborative Projects

 

Begin Date
End Date
09/09/13
10/25/13

Students apply systems thinking and learn the core concepts of systems engineering as they reverse engineer a common product.

Recommended for Grades 9-12

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Two billion people live in homes that are not connected to the electric grid. Students integrate solar and LED technologies to produce model lighting systems for use in developing countries.

Recommended for Grades 9-12


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Millions of people around the world do not have access to clean water. During this project schools collaborate to design water purification systems for use in developing countries.

Recommended for Grades 9-12

 

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Students are challenged to think critically as they collaborate to design an aquaponics system that sustains plant and animal life.

Recommended for Grades 9-12
Ongoing Project
Do you know how much water you use everyday?  Do you think people in other parts of the world use more or less water than you?  Join this project and find out!
Recommended for Grades 4-8
Begin Date
End Date
09/10/12
06/21/13
Ever Wonder What Causes a Pot of Water to Boil? If you have, this project's for you!
Recommended for Grades 6-12
Curriculum Standards
Begin Date
End Date
09/01/13
06/15/14

Let's ask a lot of people all over the world which traits they have. Then we can analyze the collected data to see if the dominant trait occurs more frequently than the recessive trait.
Recommended for grades 6-12
Curriculum Standards

Begin Date
End Date
09/03/13
06/13/14
Join us in this collaborative project and compare the water quality of your local river, stream, lake or pond with other fresh water sources around the world.
Recommended for Grades 6-12
Curriculum Standards
 
Begin Date
End Date
Fall
09/23/13
11/08/13
Spring
TBD
TBD

Join schools from around the world as they try to figure out how proximity to the equator affects average daily temperature and hours of sunlight.
Recommended for Grades 5-8 but all levels may participate
Curriculum Standards

 
Begin Date
End Date
Fall
09/13/14
11/22/14
Spring
03/10/15
05/30/15

This Internet-based collaborative project will allow your students to share information about the plants, animals and non-living objects found in their schoolyard environment with other students from around the country and the world.
Recommended Grade Levels 1-5 but all are invited to participate
Curriculum Standards

 
Begin Date
End Date
Fall
09/09/14
11/18/14
Spring
03/17/15
06/06/15

Students around the United States and other countries will collect samples from local ponds to answer the question: Are the organisms found in pond water the same all over the world?
Recommended Grade Levels 1-5 but all are invited to participate
Curriculum Standards

 

This project has been combined with the Global Water Sampling Project. Please go to the website for that project to participate.

 
Begin Date
End Date
Fall
09/08/14
10/10/14
Spring
03/10/14
04/13/14

This activity is an opportunity for students to see how mathematics and science work together in explaining a real world phenomenon.
Recommended Grade Levels 5-12 but all are invited to participate
Curriculum Standards

Not currently running

Join us in this collaborative project to educate students about the impact humans are having on oceans. Students from around the world will collect water and soil data, and use real-time data from the internet to monitor the presence of nitrogen in fresh, salt, or brackish water samples.
Recommended Grade Levels 8-12 but all are invited to participate.

Curriculum Standards

Classroom Projects