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Students define a scientist. In this ethics and science lesson, students read Asimov's Alas, All Human and write responses and discuss the possibilities of imperfection within science by scientists. Students discuss what steps should be taken by the scientific community or government to prevent unethical behavior.
Sixth graders explore the development of technology in the 20th century.  In this chapter lesson, 6th graders read and discuss the literary content of chapter four, I, Robot by Isaac Asimov. They research the technology that was found in a common home from 1900 to 1998.
Students discuss literature about technology in the 20th century. In this book study lesson, students read I, Robot by Isaac Asimov and compare the fiction to technology in the 20th century.
Assign groups of middle school oceanographers to research one of the following underwater robots; ABE, Herculues, ROPOS, RCV-150, Tiburon, or general purpose ROVs. An included handout guides them through information to be gathered. Each group then presents their assigned robot to the rest of the class. Facts about each are included for your convenience, as well as extensive background information, resource links, and suggestions for a homework assignment.  
Students examine how underwater robots can be used to assist scientific explorations. They read and discuss an article, conduct Internet research, complete a worksheet, and present an oral report.
In this English worksheet, students read "Computers to Match Man by 2009," and then respond to 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
Sixth graders research and state the differences between different stars and the sun. They tie the magnificence of space with the science fiction novel, "I Robot." Several worksheets and discussions are also covered within this instructional activity.
Students contemplate the questions raised by the book/movie I, Robot.  In this theoretical physics lesson, students consider the pros and cons as well as the possibility of robots that can think.
Students describe underwater robots. In this robot instructional activity, students describe and contrast three types of underwater robots used for scientific exploration. This instructional activity includes several activities, a handout, background data, and multiple resources.
Students describe the three types of underwater robots and the advantages and disadvantages of using them.  In this underwater lesson students are given a task and identify the best robot for the job. 
Practice with unit rates, proportions, and ratios when Carlos purchases an amount of bananas. Learners must interpret a graph to decide whether points on the same line represent similar proportional relationships. Use with lesson plans listed in the materials to continue practicing ratios and proportions. 
When we take things apart, we can learn how they work. Physicist Clifford Johnson explains how we break down all objects into elementary particles of matter and forces. Patterns have been identified with the particles, the existence dark matter has been suggested, and gravity's unexpected behavior at the quantum level all contribute to string theory. Studying the minuscule string theory can help us understand the vast structure of the universe! Strike a chord with your physicists by sharing this lesson on string theory.
This is a detailed movie presentation permission slip that begins by explaining to parents the choice of the movie(s) and what questions will be addressed after viewing the film. While designed for a psychology course assignment, you can edit the document to meet your individual curriculum needs.
Sixth graders increase their understanding of robotic technology by creating plans for "smart" spaces in different school environments.
Students brainstorm a list of potential uses for micro-video technologies. After reading an article, they analyze the development of a new pill-sized camera. In groups, they create a children's book that shows them the various systems of the human body as it would be seen from this pill-sized camera. As a final activity, they share their stories with elementary students.
Students gain an understanding of how systems and organs in the human body work. They create their own fictional account of a trip through the human body, and describe one response the body makes to stimuli.
Young scholars describe the impact of population growth on the environment. They describe how cities affect their surrounding environment and explain how cities are handling growth and its resulting effect on the quality of life. They visit the CIA World Fact book Web site and read the information posted about Kenya.
Third graders study the location and characteristics of the planets and the characteristics of the sun. They design plans for survival on each planet through group study and planning.
Students redesign everyday robotic devices to increase their autonomy and their usefulness. Propose ideas that would make directly controlled robotic devices more antonymous and create posters illustrating their ideas.
Sixth graders interpret Franklin's style, his ease of writing and content, using this to inspire, motivate and guide them to do more writing. They list Franklin's civic accomplishments and political accomplishments. They name 4 documents he signed and interpret how he felt about his accomplishments.

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