For spring 2013 quarter, the team will be divided into two subgroups - the High School subteam and the Middle School subteam. Both subgroups will be working in teams to create lesson plans that suit the client's needs. Being able to come up with presentations as well as hands-on experiments that stimulate the children's learning environment will be our most important goal for this quarter. Along with creating the lesson plans, members will also take turns visiting both the high school and middle schools in order to implement them and work with the children in order to gain real world experience.
The Middle School subteam plans to implement at least two lesson plans this quarter. These lesson plans will focus on environmental education. In the past, lesson plans have featured a diverse range of topics consisting of kinetic/potential energy, beach erosion, and magnetic/material interaction. Furthermore, the Middle School subteam will be establishing its presence at Millennial Tech Middle School and its Earth Lab.
The High school team is continuing with four senior projects from the previous quarter. The goal this quarter is to finish the senior projects. These projects consist of a pond project, a solar structure project, a weather station implemented on the school website, and an owl box with monitoring webcam. Along with these projects, the High School subteam wants to interact, mentor and teach the students through tutoring, guidance into higher education and job shadowing.
- High School Subteam
- Middle School Subteam
This project serves local San Diego schools, students and teachers, in kindergarden through twelveth grades. This project is funded by a grant under the NSF's Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program. Currently the project serves 19 San Diego-area teachers along with hundreds of students.