Driving the Digital Highway
Young scholars research a specific type of innovative computer technology in automobiles or other commonplace products or services and create a radio advertisement 'selling' this innovation.
6th - 12th English Language Arts 5 Views 13 Downloads
Radio Reception and Transmission
After reading about radio transmission, application, and the difference between AM and FM, small teams of engineers use a kit to construct an FM radio and then send and receive broadcasts. This is an ideal activity for middle school STEM...
3rd - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Failure: Seeds of Innovation
"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again!" Through this assignment, emerging engineers examine how failed experiments are simply part of the process of an outstanding design. They begin with some reading about the microwave oven,...
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable
Writing Prompts for Elementary, Middle and High Schools
Work on descriptive, narrative, persuasive, and expository writing with 110 prompts! The writing prompts are organized by type of writing. Several are separated into collections for younger students so you can find prompts for your...
3rd - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Media Literacy in Presentations
Middle schoolers study the three types of mass media messages: visual media, written media, and audio media. After a class discussion which has them list examples of each, learners get into pairs and work on analyzing the "Four A's" in...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Hands-On Engineering Challenges to Bolster Your Electricity, Sound, and Force Units
Need some activities to go along with your unit? A collection of hands-on activities from PBS offers opportunities to add to your electricity, sound, and force units. The electricity activities revolve around building a pinball-type...
6th - 8th Technology & Engineering
Electric Car: American Industry and Innovation
Explore the concept of electrical cars through technology and language arts activities. Learners will research advancements in car building and watch "Electric Car: American Industry and Innovation." They will then create marketing...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
The Squashed Tomato Challenge
Nepalese farmers are faced with long, arduous journeys to sell their crops (including tomatoes) to the local markets at the bottom of the mountains. With this in mind, your young engineers will be challenged to build a model that can...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Persuasive Techniques in Advertising
Help your 21st century learners develop their media smarts with this resource that has them examine the persuasive techniques advertisers use to influence specific demographics and then to use these techniques to craft their own ads.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Turn It Upside Down: Introduction to Computer-Aided Design
Students explore a computer-aided design program. Students chart out roller coaster design, computer graphics and architecture. Students focus on understanding the connections between mathematics, science, technology and innovation.
9th - 12th Technology & Engineering