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Control What Happens When...?
Students produce simple procedures to turn on lights and sound alarms. They produce procedures without difficulty. Students string procedures together. They recognzie patterns in programming. Students recognize the weaknesses of the system.
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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...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Phone Charger Conundrum
In a role-playing activity, young engineers develop a standard for what a cell phone would need in order to use a "PowerFork" charger. Once the parameters are set, they work in small groups to construct such a cell phone. By using this...
7th - 12th Technology & Engineering
An Introduction to Air Quality Research
Viewers are a PowerPoint are exposed to the idea that pollutants are in more than just the air we breathe. the presentation provides information about the layers of the earth's atmosphere and takes a look at the pollutants in the...
9th - 12th Technology & Engineering
Advanced 3: Narrowing a Search to Get the Best Results
Familiarize your class with Google operators, specific symbols, or words they can use to express more clearly to the search tool what they want to find. With the resources included here, they can test their previous knowledge, view...
4th - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Designed
Density Column Lab - Part 2
Groups suspend objects within layers of liquids to determine the densities of different liquids and compare them to the densities of objects calculated in Part 1. The groups then carefully test their calculations by layering the liquids...
7th - 9th Science CCSS: Designed
What does stretching a balloon have to do with equilibrium? Groups explore preconditioning by stretching a balloon to a point of equilibrium. They then measure the amount of force required to stretch the balloon to the same point several...
10th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed