Students study the topic of codes in Computer Science. They research it history, divisions in the field and its applications. The lesson also includes a brief overview of the information technology theory.
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Cracking the Code
Some interesting reading on the history of barcodes opens this technology instructional activity. Readers find out how engineers contribute, and then they gather into groups to discuss possible improvements to our current UPC barcode...
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Designed
Matter and Energy Circuit Messages
Get zapped into electrical engineering with a buzzer activity! Kids work together to design a circuit that will transfer electrical energy to sound energy with buzzers and batteries. Once they finish, they can use the buzzers in a fun...
3rd - 10th Technology & Engineering
Great Minds: Alan Turing
Alan Turing helped defeat the Nazis and conceptualized the first computers, yet he was arrested for gross indecency because he was homosexual. The video explains the math genius and how his many talents were used to help society. It also...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Seven Man-Made Engineering Wonders of the Ancient World
Imagine precisely cutting and then moving a 120 ton boulder more than two miles without mechanical cutting tolls, skid loaders, or hydraulic cranes. Imagine carving a stone figure that includes a drainage system that permits rainwater to...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
New Review Next Meal: Engineering Food
Are genetically engineered foods risky or beneficial overall? The video, part of the PBS food science series, explores the debate from a scientific perspective. It explains the history of genetic modification, the benefits, and the...
25 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
A Worthy Knight- A Code of Conduct Lesson
Students analyze and define the qualities of chivalry by comparing and contrasting the character of knights presented in the selected resources. They define and defend their own personal code of conduct. Students also create a battle...
9th - 12th English Language Arts