NGSS Aligned Resources for HS-ETS1-1.
Analyze a major global challenge to specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants.
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From Mach-20 Glider to Humming Bird Drone
25 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
"What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?" This question guides Regina Dugan's exploration of amazing achievements in science and engineering that push the boundary of impossibility. From robotic hummingbirds and...
The Ancient Ingenuity of Water Harvesting
17 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Water is essential to life on earth. How is it then, that people can survive in desert regions with very limited access to fresh water? Through ingenious architecture and engineering, communities in India's Golden Desert have been able...
A Future Beyond Traffic Gridlock
17 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Bill Ford, great-grandson of Henry Ford and executive chairman of Ford Motor Company, discusses his struggle to reconcile his two passions: automobiles and the environment. He explains how our current transportation systems are simply...
Cambridge Ideas - How Many Lightbulbs?
6 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Humans have become addicted to fossil fuels. From pumping oil into our cars, to burning natural gas to heat our water, or using coal to create electricity that lights our homes, we are constantly relying on these nonrenewable resources....
Medicine's Future? There's an App for That
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...
Haptography: Digitizing our Sense of Touch
8 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
We have cameras to record what we see, but how can we record what we touch? Katherine Kuchenbecker, a mechanical engineering professor at the University of Pennsylvania, is working to answer exactly that question. Using sensitive...
How Water Pollution Is Cleaned Up
5th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
As a follow-up from the previous lesson plan, young environmentalists discuss the benefits of water filtration and whether or not it's the best option. Other alternatives including air stripping, bioremediation, and phytoremediation are...
Cause and Effect of Water Pollution
5th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Your students will become aware of and be able to list the major types and sources of water pollution. Being able to recognize that the household, agriculture, and industry sectors of society contribute to water pollution, is the main...