Leadership, Sportsmanship, and Teamwork Teacher Resources
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Failure: Seeds of Innovation
"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again!" Through this assignment, emerging engineers examine how failed experiments are simply part of the process of an outstanding design. They begin with some reading about the microwave oven, Post-It® notes, Silly Putty™, and other commonly used items that resulted only after previous mishaps.
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering 10 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Working with Wind Energy
After reading about how wind turbines work to collect clean energy, groups brainstorm and design their own windmill. Within the provided financial and physical constraints, groups must build a working windmill using only the materials provided.
2nd - 12th Science 13 Views 11 Downloads
Initiatives and Teamwork
After your next group project or collaborative assignment, have your learners reflect on what it was like to work with others. They will answer questions on what parts of the process they did and did not enjoy, whether or not they were successful in achieving their goal, and what actions they would choose to do differently next time.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Sort it Out!
Engineering feats occur around us all the time, often without us noticing; one example is a coin-sorting machine. In a straightforward, yet challenging activity, young engineers work together to design their own coin sorter. Beginning with a virtual tour of a US mint, sorting is viewed in the real world.
4th - 12th Science 10 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Sportsmanship and Spectator Behavior
Sixth graders listen to the story BEING A BAD SPORT as teacher reads to the class. They identify good and bad sportsmanship by reading and writing activities. They then go to the gym and simulate a game situation recording examples of good and bad sportsmanship.
6th Physical Education 12 Views 33 Downloads
Teamwork and Leadership
Students complete activities as an analysis of leadership, teamwork, and community service. In this teamwork and leadership lesson, students discuss teamwork and read an example of it. Students participate in a teamwork building activity and create a pennant, motto, and poster for the topic of leadership and teamwork.
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 16 Views 95 Downloads
The Phone Charger Conundrum
In a role-playing activity, young engineers develop a standard for what a cell phone would need in order to use a "PowerFork" charger. Once the parameters are set, they work in small groups to construct such a cell phone. By using this instructional activity, designers discover the importance of having technical standards to establish uniformity.
7th - 12th Technology & Engineering 18 Views 15 Downloads
Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman
Do your young readers know that poems can be performed as a team? They listen to a few examples from Paul Fleischman's book Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices, paying attention to how the how readers work together. They examine the roles of different speakers in a poem and perform a contrastive analysis of the two voices.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 11 Views 34 Downloads
Where's the Boss? -- A Scripted Play About the Iditarod
Students utilize a Reader's Theater script and accompanying lesson plan to learn about the Iditarod race that takes place in Alaska. During the process, they also learn about teamwork and working together.
K - 8th Language Arts 5 Views 42 Downloads
How the Rubber Meets the Road
Students design their own tire tread pattern that meets a certain requirement. In this technology lesson, students explore how engineers develop tire treads. They evaluate their own work and share their product with the class.
7th - 12th 21st Century Skills 12 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Young scholars design and build an irrigation system that can move water from one place to another. In this engineering lesson, students test whether their system can move two cups of water to at least three feet from the source. They evaluate and make changes when necessary.
6th - 12th Technology & Engineering 21 Views 58 Downloads
A Century of Plastics
After reading about polymer materials, engineer trainees examine how plastics have been integrated into everyday products. In groups, they compile a list of products made entirely without plastics and then, as a closing activity, try to plan a redesign of a plastic product using fifty percent less of the material.
3rd - 12th Science 28 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 28 Views 45 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Radio Reception and Transmission
After reading about radio transmission, application, and the difference between AM and FM, small teams of engineers use a kit to construct an FM radio and then send and receive broadcasts. This is an ideal activity for middle school STEM or physical science classes that are studying electromagnetic waves.
3rd - 12th Science 9 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Stop and Go
It's "Green light, go!" with this lesson! STEM classes are illuminated with the history of traffic signals and how the engineering design has improved over time. They also learn about patents for new inventions. Finally, they research in small groups and come up with a design for a traffic light for a busy intersection that includes two roads, a bicycle lane, and a hospital's emergency entrance.
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering 11 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Planting with Precision
Following the standard style of the publisher, this lesson begins with a reading excerpt on the topic. Learners read about different types of agricultural equipment and agricultural history. They then work in teams to engineer and test a device that will consistently drop a seed every 15cm over a distance of 60cm.
3rd - 12th Science 14 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Hand Biometrics Technology
Electronic engineering hopefuls get hands-on with hand geometry and the technology of biometrics. After taking the appropriate measurement on their hands, they configure their personal hand geometry codes and compare them to classmates. A discussion ensues about whether or not using biometrics is an accurate way to provide identification in situations where security is important.
3rd - 12th Math 22 Views 31 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Be a Scanning Probe Microscope
Extensive reading is done in order to learn about scanning probe microscopy and nanoscale. Afterward, individuals use a pencil to probe an unidentified object that is inside of a box so that they cannot see it. Using only what they could gather via the probe, they draw the object.
3rd - 9th Technology & Engineering 6 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
A Question of Balance
It's a neat idea, but the task of designing a system for filling jars with consistent specific amounts of a product may be a little out of reach, especially for younger pupils. Intended as an engineering design lesson, this may be better used in a measurement unit.
6th - 12th Math 4 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed