Amber Peck

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Recent Posts by Amber

Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:04 PM in engineering design process chart
ASK: What is the problem? How have others approached it? What are your constraints? IMAGINE: What are some solutions? Brainstorm ideas. Choose the best one. PLAN: Draw a diagram. Make lists of materials you will need. CREATE: Follow your plan and create something. Test it out! IMPROVE: What works? What doesn't? What could work better? Modify your design to make it better. Test it ...

Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:32 PM in engineering design process chart
I created a bracelet with the 5 steps outlined. I recently taught a STEM camp at a college and we emphasized the importance of doing and understanding the steps. I also match things with an acronym and I did the same for the engineering design process. Ask Imagine Plan Create Imagine I came up with the phrase, "Ain't it pretty, cousin Irene?" I know this seems silly but without a doubt (...

Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:30 PM in NGSS & The ACT?
After much training on NGSS, I think if we focus on the basic vocabulary and teach how to use analytical skills, then the students should succeed with the ACT testing. From what I know on the ACT, it is alot of data driven analytical information. Can the students correctly examine a chart/graph to pull needed information, etc.