Keeping the Skies Safe
Young scholars study how aviation professionals get certified to work for a commercial airline. They research how these professionals coordinate their skills to keep the skies safe for travelers.
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My Angle on Cooling—Effect of Distance and Inclination
When exploring Mars, spacecrafts are exposed to 5-11 times more sunlight than when near Earth. Groups of pupils complete a hands-on activity to explore how distance and angle of the sun affect temperature. Through discussions, they then...
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Model the landing of the Mars Rover using an egg. The STEM activity has pupils create a landing device for a falling egg to simulate the landing of the Mars Rover. They test their devices through experimentation to safely land the device.
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Designed
Drones Take Off
Ever wonder what drones are doing high above us in the sky? This article gives your class an insight to what those robots in the sky are doing. After reading an article on drone technology, pupils are prompted to respond to a variety of...
5th - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Designed
New Review Navigation in the Ancient Mediterranean and Beyond
Ancient texts, like Homer's Odyssey, mentions navigating ships by observing constellations. Pupils learn about the link between history and astronomy as they relate to navigation in the Bronze Age. Scholars complete two hands-on...
9th - 11th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Everyday Science of Sports
Why do golf balls have dimples? Scholars investigate how the dimples of a golf ball affect the aerodynamics of its flight. They build on their investigation to design improvements to sports equipment in the fun and engaging STEM lesson...
6th - 8th Technology & Engineering
Winter Advisory: The Effect of Salt on the Freezing Point of Water
Why do we salt roads when they have ice on them? Middle school physical scientists experiment to find out that salt lowers the freezing point of water. This classic lab experiment has a practical application and is also designed to meet...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed