Leadership, Sportsmanship, and Teamwork Teacher Resources
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Cracking the Code
Some interesting reading on the history of barcodes opens this technology lesson. Readers find out how engineers contribute, and then they gather into groups to discuss possible improvements to our current UPC barcode system. Know that though the publisher lists national education standards met as early as third grade, this lesson would be above the heads of most third graders.
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering 75 Views 57 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Give Me a Brake
Learners explore the concept of how brakes can stop or slow mechanical motion. They examine the operation of a bicycle brake and use low cost materials to devise a simple braking system. Finally, they work as a team to suggest improvements to current bicycle brake designs.
2nd - 12th Science 7 Views 7 Downloads
Build a Big Wheel
What does it take to prepare for a construction project? In an engineering instructional activity, youngsters examine how a Ferris wheel can turn and carry a load without falling apart. After reading up on big wheel designs, they create a model using pasta noodles, teabags, and other simple materials.
3rd - 12th Science 47 Views 71 Downloads
Cast Your Vote
In a simple but unique lesson, youngsters learn about the history of voting systems. They then collaborate in groups to develop a new honest and consistent voting method. A class-wide poll is taken, evaluating the designs of other groups. This would be a fun lesson to do in November around election time!
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering 58 Views 60 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Fun with Speedboats!
After reading about marine engineers and naval architects, it's all hands on deck to design and test a speed boat. This lesson is designed for the Next Generation Science Standards in engineering and can be a centerpiece for a STEM lesson or a physical science unit on kinetic and potential energy and Newton's laws of motion.
5th - 12th Science 46 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Making Sense of Sensors
Have small groups in your class construct working hygrometers as an example of the benefits of using sensors in engineering. This lesson can be used during a weather unit when covering humidity or in a STEM lesson as a preparation for learning how to use specific sensing equipment.
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering 19 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
After reading up on the history of sports racquets, engineering teams design and construct a racquet for batting a Velcro-striped ball at a target. Teams evaluate their design by aiming for the target three times each and answering reflection questions.
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering 15 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What is a Nanometer?
A reading precedes the activity in order to familiarize learners with just how small a nanometer is. Then, small groups measure classroom objects and convert units into nanometers. The publisher doesn't mention it, but the reading material provided can easily be used when addressing Common Core State Standards for reading informational text or scientific literacy.
3rd - 7th Math 31 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Measuring the Wind
When earth scientists or mini meteorologists are learning about wind, they can participate in an engineering activity in which they will design and construct an anemometer. A thorough overview of different types of anemometers is included for learners to read, making this a way to address Common Core State Standards for scientific literacy in addition to meeting several Next Generation Science Standards.
3rd - 12th Math 48 Views 43 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Shake it up with Seismographs!
Shake things up in your STEM or earth science classroom when you have small groups construct their own seismographs. A reading assignment on the history of seismographs, the Richter scale, and current technology sets the stage for the engineering design project.
3rd - 12th Science 31 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 11 Views 8 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 14 Views 12 Downloads
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
Build a Big Wheel
As Albert Einstein once said, "I have not failed, I have just found 10,000 ways that don't work." When it comes to creating something new, it takes perseverance and the right attitude. Engineers face a variety of challenges and several iterations when designing a new structure.
4th - 12th Technology & Engineering 7 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
When it comes to structural design, one must consider form and function. For structural engineers, load-bearing is one of the most important considerations of function. Introduce your class to the topic by having teams compete for highest critical load held by a structure created from a deck of cards and scotch tape.
4th - 9th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Warm Up Games
How fun! Get kids warmed up with these activities that promote physical fitness as well as teamwork. Find descriptions of warm ups as well as full games, including all equipment you will need. Relays, obstacle courses, and variations on classic activities will be a hit with elementary schoolers!
4th - 12th Physical Education 3 Views 0 Downloads
Be a Good Sport!
Middle schoolers explore the sport of lacrosse to improve their reading and grammar skills. In this reading and grammar lesson, students read and discuss the sport of Lacrosse. Middle schoolers complete a Cloze activity, a grammar activity, and a writing activity for the topic.
6th - 8th Language Arts 14 Views 93 Downloads
Beat the Clock
Tired of wasting time trying to get your class to split up into groups? Engage in an activity to help your charges manage time. Learners reflect on a time they were left out or rejected, and then practice forming groups of three within 10 seconds.
K - 12th Physical Education 3 Views 97 Downloads
Against the Odds
What factors help people achieve goals? What factors prevent people from achieving goals? What are the elements that need to be in place to make a team function well? Using Damien Lewis’ Desert Claw and John Francome’s Winner Takes All, readers explore the theme of teamwork/goal achievement.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 48 Downloads
Lead Up Skills fo Tchoukball
A simple instructional activity to practice the throwing and catching skills for the game of Tchoukball. There are several warm-up activities to have the class practice tossing a ball around. Then the main drill is organized much like a basketball lay-up drill, except instead of shooting the ball into a basket it is thrown against a small net, angled so a partner can catch it after it bounces off.
6th - 10th Physical Education 3 Views 8 Downloads