Author Archives: Megan Peck

About Megan Peck

PhD student in Computer Science at the University of Kansas. Formerly a fellow in the NSF GK-12 program through KU.

“Disciplining” troubled/highly stressed adolescents

I came across this article today, and thought back to many of our GK-12 discussions. WA high school tries new approach to student discipline — expulsions drop 85%. By Jane Stevens It’s impossible to address learning in students who are … Continue reading

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Science Fair Mayhem

The last two weeks we’ve continued to work on science fair projects.  I’m trying to work with each group at the stage they’re at to help them make progress each week.  One thing that stood out this last week is … Continue reading

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Continuing with the Science Fair Projects

The last several weeks we have continued with the science fair.  The hardest part right now is getting students to come to class with things they say they will.  Many students may have had ideas on different projects but won’t … Continue reading

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Science Fair — More of the same

We’re still working on science fair questions, and will be for one more week. This is partly because it takes a long time to talk to each student/group of students and interactively direct them to a good problem for them. … Continue reading

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Science Fair Questions… We’re getting there

Week 2 of working on science fair questions, and a few more students started thinking about their topics. We went through all of the information about what their science fair projects need to have and how they’ll be judged. I … Continue reading

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Science Fair Questions…. or maybe not

Well, we were supposed to spend today helping the students start picking their science fair project questions. I’m realizing just how complicated it is to manage the curriculum/success of so many varied students. The students were all at significantly different … Continue reading

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Problem Based Lesson, Mythbusters style

We’re beginning science fair projects next week, so I wanted to finish my problem based lesson early in the semester.  I also wanted the lesson to be something that would help prepare them and get them in the mindset for … Continue reading

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