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Pre-College Curriculum

Teacher Developed Curriculum

K-12 teachers from CBBG partner schools participated in a 5-week summer Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program in which they worked with university faculty and graduate student mentors on a biogeotechnics engineering lab project.  As part of this experience, they developed grade-level appropriate instructional lessons which they then implemented in their classrooms.  The following resources represent the lessons and materials developed by those partner teachers and are organized by elementary school (ES), middle school (MS), or high school (HS) grade levels.

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YearNameGradeLesson PlanOther Materials
2016Planter, AngenetteHigh SchoolAnts vs. Humans Bio-Inspired EngineeringPresentation | Poster
2016Jones-Lawrence, TaraHigh SchoolRoot System Evaluation for Foundation Bio-InspirationPresentation | Poster
2016Reher, RebeccaElementary SchoolCreating a Bio-Inspired Solution to Plant ErosionPresentation | Poster
2016Andrews, AngelaHigh SchoolWind-Blown Soil ParticlesPresentation | Poster
2016Cherry, AmandaHigh SchoolApplications of Anaerobic BacteriaPresentation | Poster
2016Clemens, StevenMiddle SchoolSoil Stabilization and Environmental ImpactPresentation | Poster
2016Currier, ScottElementary SchoolSoil ComparisonPresentation | Poster
2016Dash, SagarikaCommunity CollegeExploring Soil Microbial Diversity for BioremediationPresentation | Poster
2016Macias, GabrielMiddle SchoolFugitive Dust ControlPresentation | Poster
2016Rahman, AfrozaHigh SchoolFrom Trash to Energy: A Sustainable Way to Manage Your Everyday WastePresentation | Poster
2016Perla, CarlosElementary SchoolDesign a Filtration SystemPresentation | Poster
2017Aragon, NatalieMiddle SchoolSoil and Water Contamination: Can We Clean It Up?Presentation | Poster
2017Batchelder, StephenMiddle SchoolShake it Up LiquefactionPresentation | Poster
2017Clemens, StevenMiddle SchoolFugitive Dust PreventionPresentation | Poster
2017Elder, ReneeCommunity CollegeLet's Get Dirty with SoilPresentation | Poster
2017Gerrick, MichelleMiddle SchoolWhat Size is My Soil?Presentation | Poster
2017Haduch, AnthonyElementary SchoolOptimal Cement MixturePresentation | Poster
2017Rumann, SusanMiddle SchoolWhat's Shakin'?Presentation | Poster
2017Sandys, MicahHigh SchoolBio-inspired Problem-SolvingPresentation | Poster
2017Thacker, QuinnCommunity CollegeMicrobes Facilitate Chain ElongationPresentation | Poster
2018Cullivan, WendyHigh SchoolReducing Surface Porosity of ConcretePresentation | Poster
2018Gensel, JessicaMiddle SchoolExploring the Nitrogen CyclePresentation | Poster
2018Hall, JasonMiddle SchoolTough StuffPresentation | Poster
2018Pillsbury, FinnMiddle SchoolA Student-Led Investigation of Ways to Reduce Soil LiquefactionPresentation | Poster
2018Reding, AmandaMiddle SchoolAmazing Anchoring Adaptations and AnalogsPresentation | Poster
2018Reyna, LanceElementary SchoolGone with the WindPresentation | Poster