Greeting Card with Paper Mechanism
Tenth graders examine how to design a greetings card with the bonus of a paper card mechanism that pops up and has some rotating part. They view a variety of sample models to choose from and have the choice to do them by hand or on the computer.
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Have your physical scientists try some engineering origami by examining how the folding of materials can have practical and beneficial applications. Teams use their convoluted cortexes to collaborate on constructing a solar panel that is...
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Design a Folding Solar Panel
Solar energy is an amazing alternative ... but, not always particularly portable! Challenge young scientists to a folding solar panel build-off with an easy-to-execute activity. Scholars brainstorm around specific design needs, construct...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Working with Watermills
Water is a powerful force; harness it through watermills. The task at hand is to create a simple watermill that functions in flowing water for at least three minutes. Scholars work together in teams to design and construct such a watermill.
6th - 12th Technology & Engineering
The Intelligent Piece of Paper
How smart is that piece of paper? The activity introduces the idea of computer programming as a list of instructions written by computer programmers. Two individuals play a game of Tic-Tac-Toe in which one follows the commands written on...
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering
Engineering the Earth: Exploring Wind Energy
The children in your class will likely be among the learners who invent creative ways to harness the earth's renewable energy resources. Encourage their critical thinking with a lesson about wind energy and creating wind turbines. Using...
3rd - 10th Technology & Engineering
A plan of action for ways to develop computer literacy skills with ABE students
Students learn and practice using a computer. They complete a checklist as they complete each item on the list. During the first session, students demonstrate competency with a mouse, identify icons and menus on the desk top as well as...
3rd - Higher Ed 21st Century Skills