Department of Sciences
Maine East High School
Aida Awad has been the Science Department Chair at Maine East High School in Park Ridge, IL since 2003, and an Adjunct at Oakton College. Aida is the past-president of NAGT, and past Chair of the GSA Education Committee. Aida has been involved in efforts around NGSS and NGSS implementation since the Framework for Science Education was released. In addition to her role as a Science Department Head, she leads teacher prep and in-service teacher workshops for the Office of STEM Education Programs at Northwestern University.
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Architectural stone investigation - What makes great buildings? part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Public Policy:Activities
This small group research project, and accompanying field trip, gives students an opportunity to investigate issues related to city planning, building design and usage, and earth materials used as architectural ...
Glacial Isostatic Adjustment part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Geodesy:Activities
The activity begins with a hands-on lab students design to consider the relationship between increasing masses loaded on a viscous medium. Students then investigate the Antarctic ice sheet and Pleistocene glacial ...
Geology - Dual Credit part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Geodesy:Courses
Physical Geology laboratory-based course plus a Historical Geology component.
Introduction to Earth Systems Science part of Quantitative Skills:Courses
This course is an introduction to Earth Systems Science. Earth Systems Science is the study of the complex interrelationships between materials and energy in the atmosphere and in the solid, fluid, and living ...