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38 resources with the concept mechanical engineering

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The Engineering Process

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Discover the ins and outs of the engineering process from Crash Course Kids series of 17 informative and engaging videos. Each video offers insightful details into the world of engineering, captivating animation, and kid-friendly humor...
4:53
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What's the Difference Between Accuracy and Precision?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
While often used interchangeably, the distinction between accuracy and precision is critical for many scientific endeavors. Discover the importance of consistency for precise results, and the need for accuracy in the field of research,...
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Doing the Math: Analysis of Forces in a Truss Bridge

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
New ReviewJoin together to investigate truss joints. Scholars learn how to analyze forces at truss joints to determine the strength of truss bridges. They apply the "method of joints" in calculating the tension and compression forces at each joint...
10:10
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Skyscrapers, Statics, and Dynamics: Crash Course Engineering #26

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
You definitely don't want skyscrapers to sway too much. An informative video discusses statics and dynamics, equilibrium, forces, and torque. It uses the Citicorp Building as an example to illustrate the danger of quartering winds and...
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The Pipe Clamp

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Clamp onto the resource and don't let go. Future mechanical engineers produce a pipe clamp from a sheet of metal. This idea is to use the pipe clamp to affix a pull-up bar in a doorway.
10:04
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The First and Zeroth Laws of Thermodynamics: Crash Course Engineering #9

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How can you have a zeroth law? The ninth installment of the Crash Course Engineering series focuses on the First and Zeroth Laws of Thermodynamics, including how the zeroth law came into place. Viewers also learn about stationary,...
9:36
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What Is Engineering?: Crash Course Engineering #1

For Students 6th - 12th
So you think you know what engineering is? The first of 46 videos in the Crash Course Engineering series identifies and describes different types of engineering, including military, civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical, nuclear,...
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Electricity: Sources, Usage, Challenges, and the Future

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What does the future of energy look like? Junior engineers collaborate to discover a solution to the global energy crisis during a very hands-on instructional activity. The unit focuses on learning through collaboration to develop a deep...
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Lou-Vee-Air Car

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Who said teaching a STEM lesson had to be challenging? Incorporate a career and technology-centered car build into your upcoming force lesson plan, and your class will be moving down the road in no time! Pupils practice...
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Design a Folding Solar Panel

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Solar energy is an amazing alternative ... but, not always particularly portable! Challenge young scientists to a folding solar panel build-off with an easy-to-execute activity. Scholars brainstorm around specific design needs, construct...
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Makerspace Playbook

For Teachers K - 12th
Make the most of project-based learning with Makerspace. A playbook shows instructors and other interested parties how to set up a Makerspace and Maker community to foster STEM projects. It gives ideas for startup activities and for...
5:31
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Why Don't Perpetual Motion Machines Ever Work?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
It turns out that some laws were definitely not meant to be broken! A short illustrative video explains why the first and second laws of thermodynamics prevent perpetual motion machines from actually moving perpetually — and why...
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Battle of the Beams

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Make the strongest beam possible using taffy? Groups mold a taffy-water mixture into a beam and a reinforcing material of their choice. To finish the final installment of a two-part series, participants test its strength by adding...
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Off-Road Wheelchair Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Challenge your class to use their understanding of the engineering design process to design and build a small-scale, off-road prototype for an assistive technology device. Teams select materials to build their scale models, and, using...
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Linking Sources and Pollutants

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Class members use an air quality monitor to measure the amount of gas-phase pollutants emitted by different sources. Groups choose three different sources and make predictions about what the monitors will detect. Teams then expose the...
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Physics, Technology and Engineering in Automobile Racing

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Start your engines! This five-lesson unit introduces physics and Newton's laws through automobile racing. Each lesson includes background information, a student worksheet, and an answer key. There are also culminating project...
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Simple Machines Design Project

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Make your work as a teacher a little easier with a physical science project on simple machines. After introducing young scientists to these devices and identifying their different uses around the school, this project engages children in...
11:24
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Reaching Breaking Point: Materials, Stresses, and Toughness: Crash Course Engineering #18

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Don't let materials science break you. An informative video explains the mechanical properties of materials. It uses a stress-strain diagram to discuss elasticity, hardness, toughness, creep strength, and fatigue strength. It also...
9:38
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Mechanical Engineering: Crash Course Engineering #3

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Build a concrete understanding of mechanical engineering. Viewers watch an engaging video that describes mechanical engineering as the "design, construction, operation, and maintenance of mechanical systems." It also highlights some...
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The WSU Trebuchet Contest and the Engineering Design Process

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Launch a review of the eight steps in the design process with an activity that asks class members to design and build a functional trebuchet for the Wright State University Trebuchet contest. Teams review the preliminary criteria and the...
1 In 1 Collection 5:17
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The Engineering Process

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
The process that brought us items, such as the telephone and air conditioner was no easy task. In this upbeat video, scholars gain insight to the steps engineers take to create, design, and build a final product. 
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Defining a Problem

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Scholars may think they face big problems, but not like the problems engineers face. During this episode, the first step of the engineering process, define the process, is examined through a hypothetical scenario that invites learners...
1 In 1 Collection 4:30
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What's an Engineer?

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
What is an engineer? Find out in a brief video that explores types of engineers and the three essential questions every engineer asks and answers. Additionally, pupils discover real world engineers that have made an impact on life today,...
4:54
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EdTech Tuesdays: Constructor (Construct a Car)

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Looking for a way to engage children in learning about engineering design? Rich and Jennifer have you covered with this look at the Constructor app, a resource that involves students in building, testing, and modifying their very own...