The KEEN Program has many pre-developed classroom presentations that can be delivered. We also offer the opportunity for teachers to have a presentation custom designed to suit the needs of the class. Just ask us and we will do our best to address the current curriculum and interests.
Below we have a listing and brief description of some of our most requested presentations. In our Hands On Activities, students are typically asked to Plan, Design and Construct, in keeping with engineering concepts. They are asked to work in teams, have a time frame, and usually obtain a reward for being the best “engineers.” Teaching Sessions are typically presentation and discussion based. However, you can certainly expect quite a bit of interaction between the presenter and students. All KEEN presentations are typically delivered with all needed materials provided; the teacher just brings the students!
Hands On Activities
A Study of Watersheds: The Enviroscape
When the Kentucky transportation Cabinet builds a road, what do we consider? Well, we think of things like the number of cars that need the road, safety issues, cost, and design, but we also have to consider the environment. Environmental considerations include the water flow in the area. Where’s the water traveling and what is the quality of the water? Well, these questions are all related to the watershed. This presentation is centralized around a large, hands on model of a watershed. The students learn about watersheds, pollution, and sources of pollution. We provide the students an opportunity to test their theories on the model and identify means to improve our environment themselves!