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In this engine technology activity, students use a referenced website to complete a scavenger hunt, answering a set of 17 questions. 
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 
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. Quiz takers answer 12 multiple choice questions about a variety of engineering endeavors.
If you are navigating to find a terrific lesson on GPS (global positioning system) that incorporates math, geography, and science, then you have finally arrived! This is an ideal STEM lesson 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! You will use the included PowerPoint and videos to teach, then turn learners loose to solve real-world problems.
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.
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.
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. While data charts and analysis questions are provided for the lab, there are no printed materials lists or procedures. Have learners write their own complete lab reports to turn in.
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.
Here is the first of four poignant lessons on how humans and oceans interact, even if people live far from the coast. This particular instructional activity also examines studies that are taking place in Antarctica of how climate change is affecting the world oceans. Begin the session with a slide show. Break the class into groups where they will brainstorm and create graphic organizers of their thoughts regarding the assigned questions. A slide show, narrated by Dr. Oscar Schofield of Rutgers University, follows. Although the unit is written for residents of Kansas, there is very little content that is specific to the state, so do not overlook this worthy unit! Simply create a new version of the worksheet, changing the name of the state to your own.
Tiny silicon computer chips and antennae make up radio frequency identification, a technology being used to track objects all over the world. Civil liberties groups are demanding a public assessment and limitations on this technology. Is this a threat to our personal privacy? Show this video to stimulate a debate in your engineering technology or social studies class.
What does your DNA actually look like? Use simple materials with this experiment to find out! Geneticists of all ages can follow these instructions to extract their own DNA. For learners who are hoping to extend the activity, there are directions to extract fruit DNA, as well some higher-level thinking questions. There is some preparation that needs to be done the day before, so keep that in mind when utilizing this activity.
Shi Huangdi's desire to unify China behind The Great Wall leads to the development of amazing engineering technologies. Somewhat disjointed, part two of the series examines the engineering feats as well as the human cost of the Wall's construction.
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!
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.
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.

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