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November 13th

Plate Motion Engineering Internship Day 3

1: Connecting to Futura Workspace (5 min.)

Interns are introduced to the day's internship topics and tasks by actively reading the Daily Message.

(Teacher Only) Introducing Scientific Communication (5 min.)

Interns are encouraged to think about scientific communication by watching a video message from the project director.

(Teacher Only) Researching Plate Boundaries (15 min.)

Interns gather evidence from the Dossier about ocean landforms and plate boundaries and apply it to their study of the Indian Ocean region.

(Teacher Only) Investigating Earthquakes with TsunamiAlert (20 min.)

Interns use TsunamiAlert to gather additional evidence on the plate boundary locations in the Indian Ocean based on predicted locations of earthquakes and tsunamis.

2: After-Hours Work

Interns review their Daily Message Notes and complete any internship tasks.

November 14th

 

 Plate Motion Engineering Internship Day 4

 

1: Connecting to Futura Workspace (5 min.)

Interns are introduced to the day's internship topics and tasks by actively reading the Daily Message.

2: Reading About Tsunami Warning Systems (25 min.)

Interns use Active Reading to learn more about tsunami warning systems and the different sensors used.

(Teacher Only) Understanding Sensors in TsunamiAlert (15 min.)

Interns apply their analysis of sensors to different cases of sensor performance in TsunamiAlert to prepare for designing their systems.

3: After-Hours Work

Interns complete the Project Summary as a prewriting activity for the introduction of the Final Proposal. Interns may also complete a family after-hours experience where they explain tsunamis to a member of their household.

 

November 15th

Plate Motion Engineering Internship Day 5

1: Connecting to Futura Workspace (5 min.)

Interns are introduced to the day's internship topics and tasks by actively reading the Daily Message.

(Teacher Only) Introducing The Design Cycle (10 min.)

Interns review The Design Cycle phases and how they are integrated into the TsunamiAlert Data sheets in preparation for iterative testing.

(Teacher Only) Testing Warning System Designs (20 min.)

Interns use TsunamiAlert to practice The Design Cycle and collect data about the designs to begin addressing the project criteria.

(Teacher Only) Analyzing Designs (10 min.)

Interns analyze their early designs and select one design to submit for feedback that best addresses the project criteria.

2: After-Hours Work

Interns review their Daily Message Notes and complete any internship tasks.

 

November 16th

Plate Motion Engineering Internship Day 6

 

1: Connecting to Futura Workspace (5 min.)

Interns are introduced to the day's internship topics and tasks by actively reading the Daily Message.

(Teacher Only) Reviewing Design Feedback (20 min.)

Interns actively read the feedback letter and discuss as a group in order to set goals for the criteria and consider trade-offs as they prepare for final iterations.

(Teacher Only) Testing Final Designs (20 min.)

Interns continue using The Design Cycle and TsunamiAlert, applying feedback, goals, and priorities they set to develop an optimal design.

2: After-Hours Work

Interns reflect on the project trade-offs and submit the Trade-Offs Reflection, a prewriting activity that supports writing the conclusion of the Final Proposal.

November 17th

Plate Motion Engineering Internship Day 7

1: Connecting to Futura Workspace (5 min.)

Interns are introduced to the day's internship topics and tasks by actively reading the Daily Message.

(Teacher Only) Introducing the Proposal (10 min.)

Interns learn about the Proposal phase and the sources of evidence used to support their design decisions.

(Teacher Only) Outlining Design Decisions (30 min.)

Interns gather evidence and complete the Proposal Outline for the Design Decisions in order to get feedback from the project director on the strength and relevance of their evidence.

2: After-Hours Work

Interns review their Daily Message Notes and complete any internship tasks.