Inventors of New England
Students examine the ways that technology effects our daily lives. Students also identify the processes involved in designing new technology.
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Wright Again: 100 Years of Flight
Aspiring aeronautical engineers demonstrate different forces as they construct and test paper airplanes. This lesson plan links you to a website that models the most effective paper airplane design, an animation describing the forces...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Inventions, Innovations, and Exhibitions
Eighth graders research inventions using the A Living Archives website. In this inventions research lesson, 8th graders discuss the most significant inventions of the past fifty years and classify them into categories. Students research...
8th English Language Arts
Understanding the Design Process
Can you build a better mousetrap? Broken into two sessions, this plan introduces learners to the design process. The first session has pupils look at the world through a design perspective by redesigning everyday objects. In the second...
6th - 10th Technology & Engineering
Patterns, Functions, and Algebra: Wired for Space
Students assess how patterns, functions and algebra can assist NASA engineers design new ways of propelling spacecrafts. They explore how electricity and magnetism are replacing the fuel-consuming rocket propulsion. Electromagnetism is...
5th - 8th Math