Automotive Foundations Teacher Resources
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Driving Toward Better Air?
Fifth graders investigate the social and environmental impacts of conventional gasoline powered automotive transportation. They work in cooperative groups to investigate and determine a solution to improve vehicle efficiency and reduce vehicle emission pollution.
Watershed Works: Unit 3
Geology whizzes observe the effects of change within a model of a watershed. They place replica waste dumps within the models and note the path that the waste takes as water passes through. This detailed lesson plan provides teacher narrative, instructions for building the watershed model, discussion questions, and more! If you have the time for this elaborate hands-on experience, it will be worth your while!
Properties of Aqueous Solutions
Advanced chemistry kids experiment with the freezing and boiling points of various aqueous solutions. They also prepare a presentation of the kinetics of solution formation and structure of the matter involved. This resource provides you, as the teacher, with detailed laboratory instructions as well as extensive background information. You will need to design laboratory sheets so that learners will have instructions on-hand.
Red Light, Green Light
Students investigate the friction between tires and the road and how it affects the movement of cars while driving. They discuss and define friction, experiment with sandpaper and wax paper to determine which material provides the least and most friction, and explore the theme of conflict in literature.
TE Activity: Super Spinners!
Students make spinners to investigate rotational inertia, rotational speed, angular momentum, and velocity. They make two sets of spinners that have different mass distributions and shapes. They complete a worksheet while experimenting to determine the design of the spinner that will spin the longest.
Lesson Plan for Garbage Pizza
Students explore what types of garbage enter the landfill. For this physical science lesson, students explain the importance of recycling. They make a poster about reducing, reusing and recycling materials.
Solving Technical Contradictions
Eleventh graders investigate methods of solving different types of problems. The focus is upon proposing valid solutions to problems that can improve with the presence of an apparent contradiction of worsening at the same time.
Stop the Stretching
Students investigate composite materials, tension as a force and how they act on structural components through the design and testing a strip of plastic chair webbing.
More for my Money
Young scholars solve problems involving ratio and proportion. In this algebra lesson, students analyze the currencies found in different countries. They create formulas to convert between the different currencies and use ratio and proportion to find the equivalent cost of an item.
Global Geography of Economics: the Indiana Steel Industry
Learners research and identify positive and negative effects of imported steel on the Indiana steel industry.
That Was Then, This Is Now
Ninth graders explore various career topics and study technological changes over last 30 years. They should research their career topic by visiting businesses in the career area. They must interview two people from the chosen field.
The Importance of Recycling Batteries
Students discover the types of batteries and their uses. They experience static electricity by rubbing glass jars and using it to raise their hair. After discussing the importance of recycling batteries and using ones that are rechargeable, they build homemade wet cells based on the Voltaic cell.
Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches
In this physics worksheet, students construct an electric circuit based on specific requirements. They complete 48 short answer questions related to the circuit.
Energy and Work: Transformation Through Engines
High schoolers conduct a webquest on an energy source they chose. In this physics lesson, students design an experiment to determine the factors affecting potential and kinetic energy. They calculate speed and create distance vs. time graphs.
The Greatest Educational Change America Has Ever Seen
Young scholars connect the symbols from the design of the United States Mint Fifty State Quarters Program to our country's history in this five-activity unit. The culture, unique heritage, and geography of the individual states are probed.
Semiconductor Industry Jobs
Students discuss the relationship between education and pay. In this algebra lesson, students describe the different positions available in the technology industry and the pay grade to go with it. They prove the higher the education level the bigger the pay check.
Regulated Power Sources
In this electrical circuit worksheet, students design and build a circuit board to grasp the understanding of power sources and answering a series of 28 open-ended questions with schematics. This worksheet is printable and the answers are available online.
Energy and Work: Transformation through Engines
Young scholars are introduced to the concept of thermodynamics. In groups, they participate in experiments in which they discover how potential energy converts into kinetic energy. They use the internet to research the components of a combustion engine and explain the four-stroke combustion cycle. They use all of their information to create a Science Fair project.
Eleventh graders trace the history of intolerance in American history and familiarize themselves with the actions of the United States towards the Holocaust. They explore present day Holocaust denial and Neo-Nazism in the United States.
Transportation and Environment
Learners make an eco-friendly vehicle to help make transportation better for the environment. In this transportation lesson, students learn how transportation inventions are bad for the environment. They then see how engineers have tried to make eco-friendly transportation devices. In the end, they design their own eco-friendly transportation device.