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Energy Park Teaches concepts related to kinetic and potential energy Features three amusement park rides

Energy Park Teaches concepts related to kinetic and potential energy Features three amusement park rides

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  1. Energy Park&Career Exploration S.T.E.A.M. Science & Technology Enrichment for Appalachian Middleschoolers Bill Young, Integrated Engineering, Ph.D. Candidate, Ohio University Juan Flores, Mechanical Engineering, Graduate Student, Ohio University Figure 5:Challanging Courses Figure 2: Energy concepts Figure 6: Available Profiles Figure 1: Roller Coaster Ride • Energy Park • Teaches concepts related to kinetic and potential energy • Features three amusement park rides • Demonstrates how an object’s kinetic or potential energy is transferred • Career Exploration • Exposes students to science career paths • Students read biographies about science projects • Explains how science-technologies are interconnected with our everyday lives Figure 3: Pirate Ship Ride Figure 4: Instant feedback Figure 7: Example Biography Figure 8: Career Exploration Award PI: Chang Liu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Ohio University Co-PI: Teresa Franklin, Ph. D., Associate Professor, Instructional Technology, College of Education, Ohio University Co-PI: David Chelberg, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Ohio University Assistant Director: Andrew Goodnite, The VITAL Lab, Tel: +1.740.593.1237, Email: vitallab@gmail.com This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0538588. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. The VITAL Lab (http://vital.cs.ohiou.edu)