Exploring the Alabama Virtual Library
Students work in small groups to familiarize themselves with Alabama Virtual Library databases using a graphic organizer. They compare and contrast search strategies and features such as email and printing.
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NASA: Moving Cargo
How does NASA transport people and cargo to planets? The five-lesson unit breaks down the transportation system that scientists use to transport cargo to space. Pairs team up in order to devise a transportation system that will carry the...
9th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable
Engineering Design for Human Exploration
What would it take to live on the lunar surface? Small groups build model rockets in order to simulate launching a habitat into space and rebuilding it. Divide the class into groups to design and build a model of a lunar habitat. The...
10th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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
Physics, Technology and Engineering in Automobile Racing
Start your engines! This five-lesson unit introduces physics and Newton's laws through automobile racing. Each lesson includes background information, a student worksheet, and an answer key. There are also culminating project...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Searching in "Neat Stuff": Library Corner
Students explore collections of materials and pointers to other related materials to help them to quickly and easily find and retrieve information needed. This lesson was originally written for librarians with little or no net experiences.
9th - Higher Ed Technology & Engineering