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One page summary( PDF) Overview of program & deliverables, 8/16/07
Curriculum outline (PDF) describes 5 major functions, and outcomes 5/03/07
Executive summary (PDF) Overview of the project 08/16/07
Learning process and discussion(PDF) General discussion and about why skillful thinking are  the tools of engineering. 5/21/07
Developing more curious Minds(PDF) The whole art of teaching is only the art of awaking the  natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose 
of satisfying it afterwards  … Anatole Frances  5/21/07
Learning to Think table (PDF) Shows the similarities of content processes such  as critical thinking, science, engineering and mathematics.
Questions_table (PDF) Table showing the engineering design process and associated questions.
Includes higher order thinking skills.
Skillful Thinking Map (PDF) Summary map of a paper by  Professor Bridget Perry of Framingham  State College
Thinking Skills overview (PDF) Summary of the elements in thinking skills; creative thinking, critical thinking questioning, meta-cognitive reflection and a learning environment
Self-Theories by Carol Dweck Their Role in Motivation, Personality, Self-esteem, and Development


Engineering story map Visual diagram of a story map modified to add the engineering design challenge to 
the story.
pp presentation PDF version of a pp presentation of the engineering profession and the  design process
Engineering videos Page of videos that can be used in your classroom to motivate and explain engineering
MassTec presentation (PDF) Presentation made 10/15/2010
MassCue(PDF) Presentation made 10/28/2010
One of the most famous of these lectures was onThe Chemical History of a Candle, given by Faraday in 1860. In 1826 Michael Faraday inaugurated the Christmas Lectures for young people at the Royal Institution, Albemarle St, London. Apart from a few, the delivery of which was prevented by WWII, the lectures have been running ever since.


Actually a series of six talks, the breadth of interest and the variety of observations and phenomena which Faraday brings in to the subject remain astonishing a century and a half later. The note-taking was by (Sir) William Crookes, co-discoverer of the element Thallium.

www.physicscentral.com/coloringbook The American Physical Society has just come out with a coloring book of famous physicists. The images are all available for downloading at
Richard P. Feynman (1918-1988), scientist, teacher, raconteur, and musician.  He assisted in the development of the atomic bomb, expanded the understanding of quantum electrodynamics, translated Mayan hieroglyphics, and cut to the heart of the Challenger disaster.  But beyond all of that, Richard Feynman was a unique and multi-faceted individual.
Changes needed in US Education We need to provide an education that interests our students and gets them deeply engaged in their own learning, and that teaches all of our students what they need to be successful in their 21st-century lives.
Science Source Visionlearning is a new educational resource for faculty and students. Funded by the National Science Foundation, Visionlearning provides high-quality science learning modules that have been shown to be more effective than traditional textbooks in teaching science.  Good source about the Process of Science
The Exploratorium Teacher Institute  The Exploratorium Teacher Institute (TI) has been the professional development home for middle school and high school science teachers since 1984.
Exploring Computer Science A K-12/University partnership committed to democratizing computer science.
Scientific and Engineering Practices The Three Dimensions of the Framework
Mathematics Practices “Math Practices” in the common core and how it fits within the approach of Engineering Lens
Science Tutorial Videos Bozemanscience is maintained by Paul Andersen, a science teacher in Bozeman, MT.  He has created hundreds of science videos that have been viewed millions of times by students and teachers around the world.
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