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:
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!