Young scholars engage in using the Internet to solve problems. The skill of problem solving is developed and technology skills are used to solve a student picked problem. The lesson targets the middle school audience.
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The BEAM Project: Building Efficient Architectural Models
Technology or engineering teams are given a task to design, construct, and test the efficiency of a structure that will foster an even temperature throughout an entire day in the sunlight. This is intended as a long-term project. Pupils...
9th - 12th Science
System Engineering a Robot
Ever think, "If only I had a robot to do this for me!" Here, groups determine a task that can be performed by a robot or computer program and then tap into their imaginations to design a solution. To complete the project, teams deliver a...
7th - 12th Technology & Engineering
How to Make Electronic Skin with Stanford's Zhenan Bao
How many scientists does it take to make electronic skin? No, it's not a riddle! See a breakthrough in nanotechnology, courtesy of a video from the American Chemical Society's Reactions series. You'll hear the project leader, plus...
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Springfield Podcasting Project: Descriptive Metaphor Sound Effect Poem
As inspiration for their metaphor-rich poem, pupils list all the sound effects found in the Garage Band program. They choose a sound-driven topic, write a Descriptive Metaphor Poem, edit, record, and post it as a podcast. What a great...
6th Technology & Engineering
Tech Integration Project Lesson Accelerator: Project Overview
Prepare middle schoolers for life in the tech world with a lesson on entering, storing, sorting, and creating database collections. They use a database tool, such as excel, to record the contents of their CD collections. They then...
7th - 8th Technology & Engineering
WebQuest Solar System Colonization Project 2000
Sixth graders investigate the livability of different planets in the universe by researching and organizing information from a number of sources in this unit project. They decide on a location for a space station which they support in an...