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How has automobile technology affected the United States and its citizens? After reading an introductory article, class members participate in a jigsaw activity designed to explore this question. After gathering information and filling out responses to the provided questions, pupils compose a five-paragraph essay using their research as evidence.
Explore the concept of electrical cars through technology and language arts activities. Learners will research advancements in car building and watch "Electric Car: American Industry and Innovation." They will then create marketing campaigns to sell the cars. Handouts and resources are included.
High schoolers demonstrate skills for historical analysis. They use technology to research and present information to show the evolution of inventions an comprehend how the changes have affected society throughout history. Students navigate through a website and other resource materials to find information and download photographs.
Young scholars predict the future in the automotive industry. In this economics lesson, students examine sales statistics in the automotive industry. They identify the percent of increase or decrease in types of vehicles sold. They determine the correlation between the number of vehicles sold and the fuel mileage. Young scholars create graphs and construct reports for their findings.
Middle schoolers investigate the best design using technology. In this science lesson, students construct a freestanding object with specific materials to be able to shoot a ping pong ball and a marshmallow. They have to adjust and discuss vocabulary words such as trebuchets and catapults.
Students examine the methods and technology that scientists use to study the deep sea and other remote environments. In this ocean habitats lesson students make observations about organisms from video clips, generate questions and use the Internet to gain scientific information.
Students discuss difference between kinetic and thermal energy, develop and demonstrate understanding of key concepts and characteristics underlying thermal spray techniques, list items used in their daily lives that are coated, examine classification scheme for different thermal spray processes, and prepare lab report.
Young scholars provide evidence that a chemical reaction occurs between acetic acid and sodium bicarbonate. They also create a mock air bag and test their mock air bag during an egg-drop crash test and determine the maximum height that their protected egg can be dropped without the egg cracking.