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Engineering Inspirations from Nature
With James Cameron's DEEPSEA CHALLENGER expedition as an example, engaged engineering students learn about biomimicry and how engineers can imitate processes in nature to design new technology. They experiment with temperature on marshmallows, access the intriguing WebEcoist website, and conduct research on biomimicry.
6th - 8th Technology & Engineering 7 Views 9 Downloads
Light but Strong: A Lesson in Engineering
Aspiring space engineers design a rocket launch platform together to explore materials. The platform needs to be lightweight so that it can be transported easily, but super strong so that it can support the weight of the rocket and its crew.
K - 5th Science 10 Views 8 Downloads
Start Your Engines
Have your techies read up on the details of how combustion engines work in an automobile. Create a set of accompanying response-to-reading questions and have your mechanical engineering or automotive technology class use this as a homework assignment.
6th - 8th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Sound engineers investigate the structural design of a musical instrument, the recorder. They work in collaborative groups to choose an instrument to build out of everyday craft materials. It must be able to repeat a three-note sequence at least three times.
3rd - 12th Science 28 Views 45 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Engineer a Dam
To begin the learning about dams, learners read (or are read to, depending on the age group) a passage about how dams work. Next, they work in groups to use the materials provided to build a small scale working dam. After the experience, each young engineer answers some reflection questions.
3rd - 12th Math 23 Views 14 Downloads
Biomimicry in Engineering
Take a look with your class at how nature supplies inspiration to engineers. In cooperative groups, youngsters research biomimicry and then develop a system that would help support people living on the moon. Each team also considers patent rights and presents their design to their peers.
3rd - 12th Science 22 Views 44 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Efficiency of a Carnot Engine
In the world of chemistry, efficiency is defined as: the work a system does, divided by the energy given to that system to complete the work. Sal illustrates this important chemistry concept by drawing a PV graph that shows a Carnot Cycle taking place and calculating the efficiency of the Carnot Engine.
14 mins 7th - 10th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
'Hunger Games' Science: Investigating Genetically Engineered Organisms
In The Hunger Games novel and movie, a futuristic, dystopian society is the setting. In it, a genetically engineered bird escapes control of the government. Using this as a starting point, teenagers examine the realistic possibility of do-it-yourself biology by reading a newspaper article about it.
7th - 12th Science 156 Views 320 Downloads
Reverse Engineer a Camera
Students dismantle and reassemble a camera. In this reverse engineering lesson, students work in groups to disassemble a one-time use camera while writing directions for reassembly. Students switch cameras and directions with another group and try to reassemble their camera.
6th - 12th Technology & Engineering 4 Views 50 Downloads
Students create pop-up books in order to explore how force is applied. In this engineering lesson students identify and define forces in their environment. Students communicate their understanding of forces and engineering through a story and pop up book.
5th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 33 Downloads
"What is an Engineer?"
Students describe and draw what an engineer looks like and does. They descrie what they think an engineer does. Students volunteer to read their description to the class. They use their knowledge as well as their classmate;s descriptions to complete the "What does an engineer look like?
4th - 5th Science 10 Views 27 Downloads
The Engineering Design Process
Students utilize their creative skills by solving engineering issues. In this problem solving lesson, students examine the 6 steps to the engineering process by completing a worksheet. Students examine one of three scenarios and follow the 6 engineering steps to solve the problem appropriately.
4th - 8th Math 17 Views 109 Downloads
Engineer Webelos Activity Workbook
In this engineering learning exercise, learners speak with an engineer, surveyor, or architect in their area about the various occupations in engineering and create a list that explains each. They also draw a floor plan of their home and three kinds of bridges and explain their differences.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 57 Downloads
Chemical Engineers and the Things They Do
Young scholars explore the field of chemical engineering and identify the contributions of chemical engineers to society. They explore how chemical engineering is like and different from the other engineering professions. They study the biographies of chemical engineers.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 16 Downloads
Researching Engineers Lesson Plan
Students research different kinds of engineers and investigate what each one does. After completing three days of research and using a research guide sheet, they create a PowerPoint presentation of at least 8 slides but no more than 15.
7th - 8th Science 6 Views 14 Downloads