Students 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
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Make your work as a teacher a little easier with a physical science project on simple machines. After introducing young scientists to these devices and identifying their different uses around the school, this project engages children in...
3rd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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9th - 12th Technology & Engineering
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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
Seeing All Sides: Orthographic Drawing
How can your draw three-dimensional figures on paper? The lesson shows pupils how to draw orthographic projections of three-dimensional figures composed of cubes. After viewing a PowerPoint presentation, they practice this skill with...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Designed