Corner Store Experiments will be a section dedicated to detailed materials to help students and teachers conduct more authentic research projects right in their schools and homes, without requiring anything more than what you can get from your local corner store (or grocery store, pharmacy, etc.).
This is a work in progress so please check back for more updates and resources in the near future.
Today, we hosted an Algae LAB Experience with students from East Side Middle School. Students worked in groups to develop a research question related to the rate of photosynthesis in algae. We discussed key term, such as: independent variable, dependent variable, hypothesis and control in order to design an appropriate experiment. Students used our special indicator solution to monitor changes in pH, and determine if MORE or LESS oxygen was release for their plants after their intervention. Afterwards, students shared out their results with their peers and discussed potential follow-up experiments!
#RockEdu #algae #science #sci #sciout #scicomm #STEM #research #experiment #scientist #scientists #plant #student #students #class #teach #teacher #wise #experiments #NYC #Edu #education #school ... See MoreSee Less
We’re back!!! Yesterday, we welcomed back our first LAB experience class of the spring semester. We had a blast running PCR with @mihsnyc! #rockedu ... See MoreSee Less
High school teachers, admins, principals, scientists and informal educators: Join us on Wednesday, January 15th for a “town hall” on the equity of science competitions. This “town hall” will be led by the Director of #RockEDU, Dr. Jeanne Garbarino, on the topic of science competitions for high school students. The complications of science competitions will be highlighted in regards to accessibility, expectations and perceptions about science. 100% free + open to the public!
RESERVE YOUR SEAT: events.withgoogle.com/grow-with-google-in-nyc/registrations/new/. Seating is limited!
January 15th, 2020
4:00 - 6:00pm
111 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10011
Entrance between W. 15th Street and W. 16th Street.
#science #events #nyc #townhall #lecture #sciencefair #highschool #edu #sciout #scicomm #teach #learn #research #experiment #laboratory ... See MoreSee Less
January is #NationalMentoringMonth and we're sharing some tips for successful mentorship. At #RockEDU, we believe that good #mentoring requires training. This is why we offer workshops, resources and tools to #maximizementorship. This week, our tip is: #behumanfirst. One way to accomplish this is to focus on building people over projects. If a mentor creates an environment that is comfortable, forgiving + HUMAN, they increase the chances of receiving better outputs. We suggest framing the process of #science research in a human-centered design framework. This allows the process of science to be humanized by allowing your mentee to see where you get your inspiration from.
We want to hear your stories of successful mentorship using a HUMAN perspective! Did sharing your pathway to inspiration help create a healthy lab environment? Tag us in your pics/posts! Stay tuned for our mentor handbook, launching soon! #magnifymentors #sciout #research #STEM #scicomm #teacher #teach #mentor ... See MoreSee Less
@kylemarian @robertnulrich Sekhar, Raveena, and Jennyfer were part of our (@rockedu_ ) 2018 after school and summer research programs for HS students. They remain amazing mentees (and mentors), being sure to visit us often, keeping us in the loop. We are grateful they stick with us!!
The executive summary for the white paper is here. https://t.co/F0JY9QGoS4
#sciout #sciout18 #sciengage #scicomm #inclusivescicomm
Then head to our #SciOutCommunity Homebase, where you can view the outputs of the meeting itself https://t.co/ffyJQXWIhk, including our latest white paper on the continued professionalization of the #sciout field.
Specifically regardig #SciOut18, please check out our Context and Motivations post to learn what it was all about https://t.co/ydLwzIfxBy
Phew! After a huge year of building and creating, we FINALLY have our Guide to Inclusive Science Outreach up, including the long-overdue outputs of the amazing #SciOut18 Unconference. https://t.co/b92fPy0Gz5