Tag Archives: Private High School

Rubber band powered car

(GCE Field Experience at UIC Motor Works) Why? For the fuel course, the purpose of this action project is create a rubber band car that illustrates the energy distribution process. How? At the end of this action project, you will have: performed calculations on time, distance, and speed assessed energy efficiencies create and design a Read More…

Energy Sources

(GCE Field Experience at Grossinger Cadillac) What is the energy cost of the different energy sources to heat/cool the same environment ? Why? For the fuel course, the purpose of this action project is to present a case study that demonstrates your understanding of the variables to consider to heat/cool an environment, and your ability to defend Read More…

Natural Resources

(GCE Field Experience Museum of Science and Industry) How do we communicate the patterns & historical trajectory of energy producing natural resources? why? For the fuel course, the purpose of this action project is to create a presentation that demonstrates the pattern & trajectory of energy producing natural resources. how? At the end of this lesson, Read More…

Time Machine

  (GCE Field Experience at CBS TV Station in Chicago) What is the purpose of a time-telling device and how does it reveal light/sound through culture? why? For the light and sound course, the purpose of this Action Project is to build a prototype of a time-telling device and explain its principles & purpose in a Read More…

Radio Waves

(AW, JP and HD building a radio) Why? For light and sound, students had to design and build a radio. Building a radio will help determine to find the difference between transverse and longitudinal waves, as well as which type is used in AM radio transmission. If given a sinusoidal wave, students should find the amplitude Read More…

Fuel- Chicago Auto Show 2013

“GCE Freshman/Sophmore class 2013” Fuel is an integrated math and science course which allows us to transform how we handle/interact with our energy resources using physics and chemistry. The course is separated into 3 units: Resources: Investigation of chemical reaction of natural resources and developing a cycle of regeneration from various energy sources. Energy: Examining the physics Read More…

Light and Sound

“HP working on a spectrograph, 2013” Light and Sound is an integrated math and science course that helps students hear and see the language of the universe by applying the fundamental equation of C= F* λ. The course will be broken down into the following 3 units: Speed of light (C): Introduction to light properties, Read More…

Popcorn and… Autonomy!

Why? You went to the International Children’s Film Festival, organized by Facets, the largest festival of films for children in North America.  As a member of the GCE community, you learned a lot.  Now, it’s time to share a bit. How? At the end of today, one of your film critiques shall be shared as Read More…

Why are the global ice caps melting?

(NASA IMAGE) Are glaciers and ice caps melting? What is the role of glaciers and ice caps in the hydrological cycle? What is the relationship between glaciers and humans? What are the consequences of melting ice caps and rising sea levels? Which global communities depend on glaciers and how can we map that relationship? How Read More…

Weather Around the World

Why do we look at the weather? What is meteorology? What factors influence local weather? For the water course, students were introduced to some of the fundamentals of weather forecasting. This is essential in understanding the role of water vapor in the atmosphere, as well as obtaining a practical understanding of the world around them. Read More…