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Playing with ParachutesLesson Planet
3rd - 12th CCSS: Designed
This lesson certainly will not be a drag! Little engineers design parachutes that make use of air resistance and, as a result, slow the descent of the payload as much as possible. It is an opportunity to teach about many motion concepts:...
Getting to the Heart of Stent DesignLesson Planet
4 mins 5th - 12th
What goes into the design and testing of a stent? The video highlights the testing involved in stent design to keep the blood flowing to the heart. The biomedical engineers explain the experimental and computational simulation methods of...
Medicine's Future? There's an App for ThatLesson Planet
18 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Imagine injecting tiny robots into your blood to help fight disease. According to Daniel Kraft, that's just one of many exciting new medical technologies coming our way in the not-so-distant future. The key to these amazing innovations...
Simple Machines Design ProjectLesson Planet
3rd - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Life Vest ChallengeLesson Planet
3rd - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
After reading about the history and science of personal floatation devices, patents, and intellectual property, engineering teams design a life vest for a can of soup. To evaluate which groups considered the need for waterproofing, hold...
Design and Build a Rube GoldbergLesson Planet
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Let's see how complicated we can make this simple task. The last activity associated with a 10-part series has groups design and build a Rube Goldberg machine. Teams determine a simple task to accomplish and use the engineering design...
Engineering the Half Pipe—Science of the Winter Olympic GamesLesson Planet
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
There are no tricks here! Young scholars learn about the concept of centripetal acceleration by studying the design of the snowboarding half pipe. A video lesson describes how the half pipe design affects the motion of the boarders.
Whirligig LollapaloozaLesson Planet
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Using a cut-out template of a whirligig, emerging engineers experiment with flight behavior. After you teach them the concepts of force, air resistance, and lift, they discuss what variables on the whirligigs might be changed in order to...