Student Gallery

We actively encourage students who have used this project to publish their work online. Students or classes using this project are welcome to submit stories, photos, and other project-related work. Also you will find final reports, data and photos from years past.


Spring 2008
The Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) at Stevens Institute of Technology believes that there is significant educational value in allowing students to publish their work to the Web. It is both a powerful student motivator as well as an authentic assessment tool for teachers.  As with many educational resources, there are also inappropriate uses that are not appropriate for students or that can endanger them.  For this reason, we take the issue of Internet safety very seriously and feel that there is a need for strict guidelines with regards to publishing student work online.

 Although it is important that the decision as to what policy to follow be determined on the state and local level, CIESE has several strict internal guidelines that we will follow regardless of state or local policies, these are:

  1. We will not publish student last names on the Web.
  2. We will not publish student personal information, such as mailing addresses, e-mail or telephone numbers.
  3. We will not publish logistical information, such as where or when a school group will be meeting.
  4. We will only publish student work that meets state and local policy guidelines.
Many state governments have passed laws that dictate what student materials can be published online and if parental permission is required.  Local school districts also have policies, often called Acceptable Use Policies, which further specify what is allowed. ANY TEACHER WHO SUBMITS STUDENT MATERIALS FOR PUBLISHING IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THAT ALL STATE AND LOCAL GUIDELINES, POLICES AND LAWS ARE MET.

Additional resources on Internet safety issues can be found at:

Checked Data (.html)
Fall 2007
Final reports
Checked data (.xls)
Spring 2007
Final reports
Checked data (.xls)

Fall 2006

Checked data (.xls)
Spring 2006
Final reports
Fall 2005
Spring 2005
Final reports and photos
Fall 2004
Checked data
  Final Reports
All classes participating in this project have been asked to submit a final report to the project Discussion Area. In this report, students share what they have learned from doing the project.  Classes that submit a Letter of Introduction and Final Report are selected from to be published in the Letters and Reports section for the repsective run of the project in the Student Gallery.

Project Photos
Classes participating in this project are welcome to submit photos. Please take a look at the instructions for submitting photos below if you would like to send any from your school. 
Spring 2003
Checked data
Spring 2002
Checked data
Spring 2001
Data and reports
Spring 1999
Photo Instructions

If you have any digital pictures of your class conducting their experiment or any other relevant pictures, you are welcome to send them to the project leader and they will be posted on the project web site. However, all pictures must be in a GIF or JPG format and should be sent as attachments to an email. If you have photos posted to your own web site, let the project leader know the URL and they will be copied from your site. You can get a digital picture by using a digital camera or by using a scanner to scan a real photo and saving it in one of those formats on your computer. Or you can ask your local photo developer...many are starting to put photos on a diskette if you request (for a small fee, usually about $5). Only digital photos will be accepted for publication; paper photos will not be accepted. 

Make sure, if you send photos of your students, that you have permission from their parents and the school to post the photo to the web site.  Many schools have a standard form for parents to sign to allow photos to be put on a web site.  We recommend photos of a class as a whole or photos where students have their faces partially turned from the camera. Our policy is to refer to pictures by school name only. 
Data and reports
Spring 1998
Data and reports
Spring 1997
Data and reports
Photo Gallery
Photos of past classes and schools measuring shadows and sun angle.
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