Lesson Plans

NATURE Sunday Academy program

The following lesson plans related to CSMS research have been taught during Sunday Academy and can be found on the ND EPSCoR website at https://www.ndepscor.ndus.edu/ndep/nature/sunday-academy/lesson-plan-topics/

Engineering category

  • Engineering Composite Building Products led by Dilpreet Bajwa from NDSU (2015-2016)
  • Truss Design led by Dilpreet Bajwa from NDSU (from 2014-2015)

Physical Sciences category

  • Bio-based Materials led by Jayaraman Sivaguru from NDSU (2016-2017)
  • Purification of Water with Biobased Systems led by Jayaraman Sivaguru from NDSU (2015-2016)
  • Reactions with Light led by Jayaraman Sivaguru from NDSU (from 2014-2015)

Education and Workforce Development initiatives

Experiments related to ND EPSCoR funded research have been developed for use by selected fifth and eighth grade rural K-12 teachers. The experiments have been taught to the teachers, and the teachers have been provided with some equipment and materials needed for them to carry out the experiments in their classrooms. Some of the experiments do include CSMS related elements:

Unit One: Weather (CRCS research related)
– Hurricane Path
– Building Weather Station Measurement
– Cloud Particles and Cloud Formation

Unit Two: Sustainable Materials (CSMS research related)
– Helpful Hydrogels
– Fermentation in a Bag
– Good Guide Worksheets (www.goodguide.com)

Unit One: Weather (CRCS research related)
– Cloud Particles and Formation
– Watersheds and the Urban/Rural Inference
– Greenhouse Effect
– Forecasting the Weather

Unit Two: Sustainable Materials (CSMS research related)
– Helpful Hydrogels
– Fermentation in a Bag
– Shampoo Sequence