Classroom Collaborations: K-12 Pilot Projects
Thanks to a grant by Republic Services, high school teachers are collaborating to design, implement, and share new concepts for teaching hands-on Physics and Engineering. “Open Source Science” is in it’s first full year of implementation with almost 25 teachers from 20 different schools across LA. The project was born out of an informal group of passionate physics teachers, (Craig Sipes, Michael Lusk, Eric Guarin and LAUSD’s District level Science Specialist Ayham Dahi) discovering T4T’s repurposed materials.
Spring 2012 was a collaborative phase of designing and field testing hands-on NGSS aligned curriculum, culminating in a larger partnership with UCLA Center X Science Project and LAUSD to hold the first of 4 science symposiums at the Natural History Museum. The next 2 professional development workshops were held at T4T, and by request have grown to include teachers outside LAUSD.
All teachers participating in the collaboration to date have received a Resource Cart, stocked with T4T materials selected to explore our Engineering and Physics Projects.
Please contact us if you are interested in helping grow this grassroots movement into a sustainable community of resources, collaboration, and inspiration. Financial support as well as new teachers welcome!
- PHYSICS Waves & Sound: Building the Band (PDF Format)
- PHYSICS Conservation of Energy Unit (PDF Format)
- PHYSICS Conservation of Energy Unit: T4T Simple Machines Samples (PDF Format)
- PHYSICS Momentum & Impulse Unit (PDF Format)
- PHYSICS Kinematics (coming soon)
- PHOTOS & VIDEO from Science Symposium #1 (June 2012)
- PHOTOS from Science Symposium# 2 (September 2012)
- PHOTOS & VIDEO from Science Symposium #3 (November 2012)
Classroom Photos & Video:
- B Post Project Implementation Survey (PDF Format)
- B Post Project Implementation Survey (Word Format)
- C Post Science Symposium Survey (PDF Format)
- C Post Science Symposium Survey (Word Format)