The Light Inside the Tunnel
Students work to improve their programming skills by programming model cars to drive through a tunnel, turn on its headlights and then extinguish the lights as the car exits the tunnel.
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Paper Suspension Bridges: You Want Me To Go Up There?
A few class periods will be required to complete this physics investigation with your high schoolers. There is an unavailable video written into the lesson plan, but there is plenty of material here to bridge the gap. Two terrific...
9th - 12th Science
The WSU Trebuchet Contest and the Engineering Design Process
Launch a review of the eight steps in the design process with an activity that asks class members to design and build a functional trebuchet for the Wright State University Trebuchet contest. Teams review the preliminary criteria and the...
7th - 12th Technology & Engineering
Construction Technologies: Construct the Strongest Bridge
Students investigate how engineers use different types of bridges for different places. In small groups they design and construct bridges for three different scenarios, and answer a series of investigating questions applied to the...
6th - 8th Technology & Engineering
Lesson: That's Not Natural
Any time kids engage in a design project, they are building problem-solving skills, collaborative learning skills, and creative thinking skills. Upper graders take a nature walk to observe and sketch organic shapes and lines that they...
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts