Students practice using computers. They use the Internet to practice surfing the web and finding information. They also practice writing emails and journal entries.
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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
Designing a Crew Exploration Vehicle
Take your class on an out-of-this-world adventure with this fun engineering design activity. Working in small groups, young scientists design, build, and test crew exploration vehicles using some creativity, teamwork, and an assortment...
3rd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Making Sense of Sensors
Have small groups in your class construct working hygrometers as an example of the benefits of using sensors in engineering. This lesson can be used during a weather unit when covering humidity or in a STEM lesson as a preparation for...
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable
Introduces your class to the types of loads experienced by a bridge. Groups calculate the ultimate load combinations to determine the maximum load requirement. Using this information, builders then determine the amount of material they...
6th - 8th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Designed