Easytech: Meeting technology standards for K-12
Young scholars, who are teachers, examine how to include state-mandated technology states using EasyTech which is located at the Alabama Learning Exchange. They must be subscribed to this site.
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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
Cracking the Code
Some interesting reading on the history of barcodes opens this technology lesson. Readers find out how engineers contribute, and then they gather into groups to discuss possible improvements to our current UPC barcode system. Know that...
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Designed
How the Rubber Meets the Road
Students design their own tire tread pattern that meets a certain requirement. In this technology lesson, students explore how engineers develop tire treads. They evaluate their own work and share their product with the class.
7th - 12th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
Shake it up with Seismographs!
Shake things up in your STEM or earth science classroom when you have small groups construct their own seismographs. A reading assignment on the history of seismographs, the Richter scale, and current technology sets the stage for the...
3rd - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
ETS2B - Influence of Science, Engineering and Technology on Society and the Natural World
Science, engineering, and technology have an impact on our natural world. As the world population increases, the demands on natural resources also increase. Science, technology, and engineering work together to address these concerns...
5 mins K - 12th Science
Conserving Energy through Grid Modernization
After learning about the technology of grid modernization, middle schoolers investigate its effectiveness in energy conservation. This is accomplished through a collaborative research assignment, resulting in a written summary and...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed