Hello all! Welcome to the Creating Critical Connections in Math and Science Blogsite, now integrating Immersing Middle School Teachers in Research Experiences in Math and Science. This is the place for the daily journals, film clips, pictures and video podcasts of the learning adventures that occurred during the 2-week C3MS and IMSTREMS summer institutes.
Participants and visitors can select a Category on the right to see all the postings of any one engineering or Life Science study group. The Miscellaneous Category is made up of postings by the project directors (Jeff Patterson and Bob Melton), pedagogy specialists (Dr. Tim Laubach and Dr. Stacy Reeder), lead engineers (Dr. Susan Walden) or lead scientists (Helena Lucas and Dr. Mike Soreghan). Participants can also click one of the Tags on the right to see all the posting on a particular day.
Two Lessons developed and tested during the IMSTREMS Summer Institute using a Lesson Study approach to design, assess, and validate their quality and effectiveness.
Fill’er up: Vase Activity IMSTREMS Lesson Study Year 3
Just Drop It: JUST DROP IT Lesson Study Just drop it presentation
Need to revisit an interesting presentation you saw at the Research Presentations? Want to look at some of that data from the Bird People? What about that climate data in Turn up the Heat? Check it all out below Most of the presentations have been converted to pdf, but you can view them just like their .ppt original selves
A Bird in the Hand
Biodiversity Research Presentation
For Better or Worse
Land Cover Presentation
Turn Up The Heat
The first IMSTREMS 3.0 Follow-up workshop will be Saturdey, August 16th beginning at 8 AM. Location on the OU Campus to be determined.
We wrapped up our research, two terrestrial sites looking at trees and invertebrates and three aquatic sites looking at water quality and invertebrates. We are looking at our data and seeing if it supports our hypothesis. We aren’t done going though all of our data and making calculations but so far one of our hypotheses was supported by our data.
We did lose our fourth year mentor…she went to a teacher training that to she had already committed to…. But that training is in Destin, Fl!!! We miss her already!
Watch our video: https://vimeo.com/98604208
-Matt and Ally
We have been testing,counting, and collecting data. We are looking forward analysis! Click here to view
Just you wait…duct tape and foam board shoes will be all the rage this season!The Shoemaker’s Elves