DYF Institute II – Friday

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On Friday participants shared what they learned from meeting with the engineers. They learned how to design a bridge on the computer, learned about TED and Appropedia projects. Lastly post assessments and a focus group assessment were completed. Participants left with their curriculum and equipment. Continue reading


DYF Institute II- Thursday

Posted in Dyf at 9:17 pm by Beth

On Thursday participants learned about mechanical dissection/reverse engineering and the physics of bridges. Errin shared how his students build bridges out of manila folders. Participants had a pasta bridge design competition. Lastly, local professional engineers visited with participants to help them hone their curriculum ideas. Continue reading


DYF Institute II Wednesday

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On Wednesday participants finished up the HyTec curriculum by calculating the efficiency of their electrolizer and fuel cell systems. They also learned about the future of hydrogen, visited the hydrogen fueling station and the hydrogen fuel car and completed a hydrogen design activity. Continue reading


DYF Teacher Institute II Tuesday

Posted in Dyf at 10:37 pm by Beth

On Tuesday participants learned how to use the HyTEC curriculum by setting up an electrolizer, running a fan with a hydrogen fuel cell and learning about electro chemistry. Continue reading


DYF Teacher Institute II Monday

Posted in Dyf at 4:12 pm by Beth

On Monday participants compared the engineering design process to the scientific process, designed and built foil penny holding vessels and explored heat transfer concepts by designing and building igloos for ice penguins. Continue reading