Students are invited to form groups (2-3 students in a group) to devise a cloaking device, based on the You tube video of Professor Howell and his graduate student Joseph Choi from University of Rochester in New York . Students are first brought to learn the rules for drawing light rays through a converging lens in a Gizmos animation. Inquiry-guided worksheets instruct students to view the You tube and engage in a conversation of where cloaking is of value and how does it work. They are to map the regions where cloaking works by plotting their data on graph paper.
In this lab, students will test two different soil samples, one from a natural environment and the other from a location impacted by humans, for their water-holding capacity, organic matter content,... read more
Students worked in assigned teams (heterogeneous groupings) to research and analyze the impacts of food production on ecosystems, to evaluate the sustainability of our food production and to suggest... read more
Inquiry Focus: How can we plan and build a structure for Our Town that has the base area of 100 units square and incorporates one or more electrical components? Other... read more