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Reach Out for Computer Science (ROCS) The Reach Out for Computer Science (ROCS) student group is designed to engage Purdue students in service-oriented work with K-12 students and teachers in Indiana. The Purdue students participate in the instruction and design of activities that encourage K-12 student participation in computing. Preschool-Kindergarten, Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8, Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, Grade 12, Teachers Details
Research Goes to School Research Goes to School (RGS) seeks to develop a model for taking grand challenge research at the highest levels and translating it into a form accessible to high school teachers and their students. RGS created a summer workshop for in-service (recruited) teachers and pre-service teachers (STEM Goes Rural and Noyce Scholars). Scientists share the work they are doing with teachers, while teachers develop units using the pedagogy of Problem-based Learning (PBL). Teachers Details
Milton is Missing: Forensics Science Milton is Missing is a standards-based forensics science activity where students investigate the disappearance of a summer camp mascot, Milton. Students work together to test an array of evidence to determine the most likely suspect. The teams participate in various processes like chromatography and blood typing. The Purdue Science Outreach Coordinators lead a final data analysis and explanation of processes. This activity is also popular as a parent-student science activity. Parents, Teachers Details
Block Party Project – Exploring, Playing and Learning with Blocks The Block Party program offered by Purdue Extension provides events that include free play with blocks of various types and sizes for families with children ages eight months to eight years of age. Blocks provide a rich, developmentally appropriate activity for young children, one that contributes to school readiness skills. Researchers have found that block play contributes to a child’s understanding and development of skills in math, science (especially physics), language, pre-reading, social/emotional (character development), early engineering, physical, movement, creativity, and problem-solving. Preschool-Kindergarten, Grades 1-2, Parents, Teachers Details
Summer Biology Experience Summer Biology Experience seeks to encourage high school students to study biology and consider a career in the Biological Sciences upon graduation. The program develops connections between the sciences through work in biology. Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10, Grade 12 Details
Family Mathematics Night This activity provides our pre-service teachers taking mathematics and science methods with an opportunity to connect with parents and their children around mathematics (and more recently science as well). Families come to the event and pre-service teachers prepare activities to engage them around mathematics and science concepts for an hour one evening in the semester. Parents, Teachers Details
Rock Your World! The Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Rocks are an important natural resource, providing materials for building as well as supplying minerals for use in many different applications. K-12 students and teachers can investigate the rock cycle and see how rocks are transformed between the three basic types. Teachers Details
Saturday Morning Astrophysics Saturday Morning Astrophysics is a new program for Indiana high school and upper level middle school students offered once a month by astrophysicists from Purdue University's Department of Physics and Astronomy. Each month we will cover a new topic in astrophysics, from the nature of the planets to the properties of dark energy and more. Parents and other interested persons are always welcome. Prior knowledge of basic algebra will be useful, but no other prior knowledge is needed. Grades 7-8, Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10, Grade 12 Details
Serving up MyPlate-A Yummy Cirriculum This program targets 1st-6th graders with direction, education, and outreach in the areas of nutrition, health, food safety and physical activity. Grades 5-6, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, Parents Details
Parenting Counts Parenting Counts provides information from birth to age five, in short segments in four areas of development: Physical and Brain Development; Social and Emotional Development; Learning and Cognitive Development; and Communication and Language Development. Grades 7-8 Details
PFF/PFP GK-12 Program This program is open to graduate students in any department at Purdue. Graduate students volunteer to serve as “visiting scholars” in local middle school classrooms. Teachers and graduate students work together to integrate research and new approaches into classrooms. Graduate students observe the classroom first, then gradually assist teachers – working up to teaching a lesson as the primary teacher. Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8 Details
Next Generation Scholars Research Fair This program enables junior high school students and Purdue University graduate students to learn from each other. Graduate students provide poster presentations on their research to junior high school students and also provide brief classes, demonstrations, and tours. Boilermaker Special rides and lunch in a dining hall are provided for the visiting junior high school students. Grades 7-8, Teachers Details
The Dynamics of Climate Conference "The Dynamics of Climate conference is designed to enhance teachers’ understanding of global warming and climate change and prepare them to use the activities in the Dynamics of Climate professional development toolkit. The conference and toolkit take a climate system approach to understanding how the Earth’s climate is changing. Conference sessions take participants through the implementation of the toolkit. " Grades 7-8, Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10 Details
Focus on Science Focus on Science is a program for schools with hands-on science activities for students in grades K-8. This program can last up to five days and exposes students and teachers to standards-based classroom activities that combine engagement, cooperative learning, and real-world relevance. Focus on Science can also include evening parent-student activities and teacher in-service programs. Preschool-Kindergarten, Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4 Details
StatCom P-12 Outreach The StatCom P-12 Outreach Program is an effort to increase interest and achievement in statistics at all pre-college levels in Indiana. The program is run by Statistics in the Community (StatCom), a volunteer community outreach organization directed and staffed by graduate students in the Department of Statistics. StatCom members present scientific studies and/or personal experiences that cater to topics discussed in the typical science or math classroom. K-12 students can participate in mathematical/statistical "games" as a tool to help them learn about probability and mathematics. Preschool-Kindergarten, Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8, Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, Grade 12 Details
Math Field Day Math Field Day was developed by students in the Mathematics Education Club who wanted to show middle school students that mathematics is practical and fun. The objective of the Field Day is to provide an experience that emphasizes applications of mathematics and encourages middle school students to further participate in mathematics during their secondary education. Grades 7-8 Details
Online AP Computer Science A - CS 180 Indiana high school students have the opportunity to take a free, online, non-credit course to enhance their programming skills. The course covers the same material as CS 18000, the department’s first course for computer science majors. Throughout the school year, students can work as fast or slow as their schedule permits. Online help will be available from the course’s instructors. Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10, Grade 12, Parents Details
Making Apps with App Inventor Designing apps for the Android operating system is the focus of this introductory activity for students in grades 6-12. Students will use MIT’s App Inventor software to create a xylophone, a magic eight ball, and a simple whack-a-mole game that can be tested directly on a Kindle Fire. Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8, Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10, Grade 12 Details
Introduction to Robotics with Boe-Bots Programming for embedded systems remains an important component of logical thinking in K-12 education. This activity focuses on navigating a simple robot around a map of Purdue’s campus, while learning about microcontrollers, servos, and the basic elements of programming. Preschool-Kindergarten, Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8, Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, Grade 12 Details
MAGIC Mentoring for Women in Computing The Mentors for Aspiring Women in Computing (MAGIC) are a student group focused on mentoring and developing the confidence and skills of high school women. The group teaches JavaScript programming in after-school clubs at high schools throughout Indiana. Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10, Grade 12 Details
Early Childhood Education/Exceptional Needs Major in HDFS This undergraduate major prepares students for licensure by the state of Indiana to teach children from birth to Grade 3. It is a dual licensure program, so students can be licensed to teach in both regular classrooms AND with children with disabilities or other special needs, in a variety of educational settings. Students in this program receive extensive theoretical, and evidenced based instruction in child development, family studies, and teaching methods. They also have extensive supervised practical field experiences throughout their program. Preschool-Kindergarten, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4 Details
Purdue Project SEED Students work in the laboratory of a faculty member on the Purdue campus for 8 weeks during the summer. During this time, they perform hands-on university-level research, present their research findings at a poster session open to the public, and write a 5- 10 page document regarding their summer efforts. Furthermore, they have educational and professional development seminars once per week. Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10, Grade 12 Details
Project HOPE+ Project HOPE+ seeks to make Purdue’s gifted summer-residential enrichment programs accessible to Native American students with high potential who live in poverty on the Navajo, Standing Rock, and Red Lake Reservations. Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10, Grade 12 Details
Center of Literacy Education and Research (CLEAR) CLEAR provides professional development to teachers in schools/districts in the area of literacy to improve literacy instruction and impact students’ literacy achievement. Parents Details
Indiana STEM SchoolSummit This event is sponsored by the Purdue University College of Education (COE), the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE), and the Center for Advancing the Teaching and Learning of STEM (CATALYST). The focus of this event will be to roll out the new Indiana STEM School Certification Framework, which will be used with schools who apply for recognition as an Indiana STEM School. Teachers Details