Engineering Technology Teacher Resources
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GPS and Navigation
If you are navigating to find a terrific instructional activity on GPS (global positioning system) that incorporates math, geography, and science, then you have finally arrived! This is an ideal STEM instructional activity in which high schoolers learn the history of GPS, read maps using Google Earth, convert latitude and longitude into minutes and seconds, practice triangulation and trilateration, and more!
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Carbon Dioxide & Krill: Impacts
What effects do temperature and carbon dioxide levels have on the zooplankton of Antarctica? This concluding instructional activity in a short unit on climate change and the ocean helps environmental scientists answer these questions. After learning about current Antarctic research through the provided slide show, lab groups perform an experiment to see if brine shrimp respond to changes in their environments.
9th - 12th Science
The Physics of Bridges
Construction engineers research types of bridges online and diagram the forces exerted on each. The create different shaped trusses and test for strength. Finally, they will form teams and compete in "Physics Olympics: Bridge Building." This outstanding resource provides all of the lab sheets and terrific teacher's notes.
9th - 12th Science
Steel Making: From Start to Finish
The United States Steel Company has produced this interesting, fast-paced video which takes the viewer through entire process of making steel from ore that is mined. It is interesting to note that there are hundreds of varieties of steel that can be made by changing the chemistry during the process.
7 mins 6th - 12th Science
Investigating Engineering College Problems
Students compare different college engineering programs. In this career lesson plan, students research about an engineering degree they're interested in. They complete the worksheet with the help of several internet resources.
11th - 12th 21st Century Skills
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.
6th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Beginning of Industrialization
Set the stage for early industrialization with a look at the work of Charles Dickens. After that the inventions, innovators, and changes in technology are clearly outlined. This presentation focuses on the start of the Revolution which began in Great Britain.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
Up for the Challenge?
A general engineering quiz can be given at the beginning of your engineering or technology unit to stimulate interest. A wide variety of topics are touched by engineers, including the medical industry, energy production, building design, and crime scene investigation.
7th - 12th Technology & Engineering
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.
5th - 8th Science
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.
7th - 9th Science
Human Cloning, Genetic Engineering and Privacy
Review the aspects of human cloning and the moral issues associated with it. Individually, your learners will keep a list of the articles related to this issue and research issues related to the ethic issues people are concerned with. After reading various linked resources, they participate in a debate which they state their argument on the right to privacy in issues associated with cloning and genetic engineering.
8th - 12th Science
Technology Tradeoffs: Why Should I Care?
Power generation and energy usage are the focus of a lesson on technology tradeoffs. Class members consider the positive and negative effects of such energy sources as diesel fuel and gasoline, and after considering the tradeoffs, take a stance on which they would choose and why.
9th - 11th Science
Up For Renewal
Want to know more about China's energy resources? Scholars will explore renewable resources implemented in China's energy plan. The will discover various types of renewable energy sources and discover how China is taping into these types for their own energy needs.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History