Batteries and Emerging Technology
In this batteries activity, students read about how batteries work and the types of batteries. They answer three critical thinking questions about batteries and their use as alternate-fuel sources.
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Communications Technology, Earthquakes and Tsunamis
Discuss how technology is used to communicate information regarding earthquakes and tsunamis by having students develop their own public safety announcement for hazard mitigation purposes. They will go through the scientific method to...
9th - 12th Science
Technology Tradeoffs: Why Should I Care?
Power generation and energy usage are the focus of a lesson on technology tradeoffs. Class members consider the positive and negative effects of such energy sources as diesel fuel and gasoline, and after considering the tradeoffs, take a...
9th - 11th Science
Engineering Design for Human Exploration
What would it take to live on the lunar surface? Small groups build model rockets in order to simulate launching a habitat into space and rebuilding it. Divide the class into groups to design and build a model of a lunar habitat. The...
10th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Cause and Effect of Water Pollution
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...
5th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable