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2021


What Happens After the Water Leaves the Sky?

Aisha Kittrell
Keywords: hydrologic cycle, stormwater, storm drain, the water cycle, water quality, water pollution, water filtration, run-off

Humans and the Environment: How Water Pollution and Littering Affect Health

Chelsea Maher
Keywords: littering, environment, engineering, Health, pollution, world, waterways, water, urban

Freshwater In Our World: Philadelphia’s Freshwater Supply and the Role We Each Play in its Future

Phyllis Hurwitz
Keywords: hydrologic cycle, philadelphia middle school science, impermeable sources, water pollution, water, urban watershed, distribution of water, climate change

Changing Technology for a Changing Climate: Knowledge is not always power, but power is rarely ignorant

Chloe Glynn
Keywords: fossil fuels, environment, hands-on experiments, greenhouse gases, green technology, geopolitics, renewable energy, power, social media, climate change, critical minerals

Sustainable? Systemic Dis-illusions?

Maya Bhagat
Keywords: sustainability, systems, rare earth metals, critical metals

2017


Life on Spinning Rocks

Maya Bhagat
Keywords: geology, planets, alien, astronomy, Earth Science

The Truth Is Out There: Finding Exoplanets

Klint Kanopka
Keywords: Math, Physical Science, Space Science, Science

The Music of New Orleans and How It Shaped Its Culture

Chanelle Harley
Keywords: History, writing, Reading, social studies

Minerals in Society

Cristobal Carambo
Keywords: geology, rock cycle, Chemistry

Extracting Earth’s Elements

Eual A. Phillips
Keywords: minerals, Math, ionic, molecular geometry, physics, Environmental Science, endangered elements, green chemistry, Chemistry, coordination, compounds, covalent, crystals, earth

2016


When Batteries Die, Do They Go to Heaven?

Bruce S. Karpe
Keywords: Physical Science, Environmental Science, High School, Electronic Waste, sustainability, trash, recycling, Science, batteries, Chemistry

Climate Change and My World

Jaimie Piotrowicz
Keywords: Natural resources, pollution, emissions, greenhouse gas, temperature, atmosphere, carbon dioxide, climate change

Nuclear Fusion in the Cosmos and the Chemistry Curriculum

Alex Leed
Keywords: Physical Science, Fusion, High School, stellar evolution, astronomy, Chemistry

2015


The Electrochemistry of Cell Phone Batteries

Joseph L. Hill, Jr.
Keywords: lithium ion, oxidation, voltaic cell, reduction, Electrochemistry, batteries, battery, Danielson

What Did that Cell Phone Really Cost?

Alena Newpher-Lockard
Keywords: energy, Technology, sustainability, cell phones

The Impact of the Haitian Revolution on 18th Century Philadelphia

Keysiah M. Middleton
Keywords: Middle school social studies, literature of Haitian Revolution, Jacques Pierre Brissot, Philadelphia 18th century history, petty whites, petits blancs, ninth grade World History, French slaves in Philadelphia, French negroes in Philadelphia, free people of color, francophone, Exclusif, gens de couleur libres, eleventh grade American History, Haitian Revolution, high school history, Haitians in Philadelphia, Haitian rebellion, Haiti, grands blancs, Global Studies, tenth grade African American History, Stephen Girard, Sonthonax, Societie des Amis des Noir, world history, Polverel, Saint Domingue rebellion, Saint Domingue civil war, Saint Dominguan slaves in Philadelphia, Saint Domingue slave revolution, Saint Domingue refugees in Philadelphia, small whites, slave uprising, Girondists, American History, 18th century Philadelphia merchants, 18th century Philadelphia, affranchise, African American History, big whites, Code Noir of 1685, Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, class division in Saint Domingue

The Panama Canal: Path to Global Destiny

Patrick Naughton
Keywords: yellow fever, Panama Canal, engineering, Empire, Geography, Socratic Seminar, Roosevelt, American History

“Moving on Up”: The Causes and the Impact of the Great Migration on African Americans

Tonya R. Oniyama
Keywords: inquiry-based learning, ninth grade, eleventh grade, tenth grade, The Great Migration, world history, African American History

Teaching Math Using Electronics

Cara Wallin
Keywords: STEM, Robots, Algebraic Equations, circuits, Conversions

2014


Introduction to Coding: Computer Programming and Robotics

Ambra Hook
Keywords: Mindstorm, Lego, NXT, gaming, STEM, robotics, programming sprites, Scratch, coding