Engineering Technology Teacher Resources
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Jet Engine Technology
Students discover the technology of jet engines through an interactive program. They explore the history of the gas-turbine theory and follow tutorials in how to use them. They finally read about the new Air-Breathing engines.
Ultra-Efficient Engine Technology Kid's Scavenger Hunt
In this engine technology activity, students use a referenced website to complete a scavenger hunt, answering a set of 17 questions.
Investigating Engineering College Problems
Students compare different college engineering programs. In this career lesson, students research about an engineering degree they're interested in. They complete the worksheet with the help of several internet resources.
Where'd You Get Those Genes?
Really a unit, this resource exposes middle schoolers to genetics at their level. They read interviews and biographies, trace a family tree, play games that simulate inheritance concepts, and more! Teacher's procedures, student worksheets, extensions, and modifications are all provided. You will not want to miss out on this terrific life science resource!
New! Toxic Popcorn Design Challenge
Engineering enthusiasts are sure to explode in understanding as they practice the engineering design process (EDP). A container of "toxic popcorn" is placed in the classroom. Teams must work together to devise a method for removing it safely. Plan on awarding successful teams with a delicious snack at the end of the challenge.
New! Life on Mars: Science Fact or Science Fiction?
Using NASA's planet fact sheets, collaborative groups discuss what the basic needs are for a human to survive, and how likely he would be to survive on another planet. Assign each group a different planet and have them compare its statistics to those of Earth. They also read and discuss a New York Times article about the 1999 launch of the Mars Polar Lander and the Mars Climate Orbiter.
Hey Weatherperson, What’s the Forecast?
What are all those symbols on the weather reporter's map? What is in store for the weather during a low pressure system? Through a comprehensive multi-day lesson, kids do several activities to help them understand more about the weather and how it is forecast. From online games, to researching the weather in a certain part of the world, to reporting out to the class about it, young meteorologists will begin to understand larger patterns in weather and why different areas of the world have such diverse weather.
From Genes to Jeans
This unit of lessons is designed for 7th through 9th graders. They are introduced to the world of agriculture and the genetic research and various technologies that are associated with agriculture. Pupils work together to come up with a genetically altered product. This incredible, 96-page plan is chock full of great teaching ideas, activities, assignments, worksheets, rubrics, video links, and website links that make implementation feasible.
Review concepts of cloning and genetic engineering and participate in a round-table discussion based on the ethics and potential of cloning with your class. Each learner then writes a formal essay on the topic, stemming from the debate.
Peace Above Earth
Students use the Internet to broaden their knowledge and understanding of the International Space Station by participating in an Internet scavenger hunt, searching for information about the goals, development and plans for the space station.
Woman on a Mission
Learners explore the July 1999 space shuttle mission while learning how to cite Web sites in correct MLA bibliographical format. They discuss the mission's goals and historic importance as the first American space flight commanded by a woman.
Young scholars examine the changes to the space shuttle Discovery and its history by creating a classroom exhibition about NASA's space shuttle program. They create an informative and attractive invitation about the gallery for outside visitors.
Crash Test Smarties
Learners share hypotheses about the variables needed to produce a collision between two moving objects. They simulate the impact of a moving object on an object that creates a spray of debris, and simulate a NASA Deep Impact study.
Students study meteors, meteorites, and comets by reading and discussing a related New York Times article about the Leonid meteor showers and the methods that scientists are using to study from these meteors. They create a comet in the classroom.
From the Moon to the Sun and Back Again
Learners consider the aims of the space program, create posters comparing the voyages of Apollo 17 and Genesis and write response papers evaluating NASA's current mission statement.
Students familiarize themselves with specifications used to describe models of computers by researching and developing a consumer guide.
Not Just a Corny Idea
Students explore ways in which ethanol can be created using alternate energy sources.
Students define the term artificial intelligence and list devises that use it. After reading an article, they discuss how advances in this field affect our lives. In groups, they brainstorm about a device that could improve the life of students using this type of intelligence. They create a blueprint for the device and share it with the class.
More Than Meets the Eye
Students use the Archimedes method to demonstrate scientific principles behind observations.
Water Will, Water Way
Students complete a unit on biodiversity and their significance to pharmaceuticals. They