Seventh graders write an outline organizing data gleaned from a search online. They give an oral report from their written outline on a specific area of technology, an inventor or an invention and its impact on society.
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Smart Buildings and the Internet of Things
Is your building a smart building? Pupils learn what makes a building smart and about the internet of things. After viewing several videos on the topic, they conduct an activity collecting data from sensors and brainstorm ways to improve...
6th - 9th Technology & Engineering
Cracking the Code
Some interesting reading on the history of barcodes opens this technology lesson. Readers find out how engineers contribute, and then they gather into groups to discuss possible improvements to our current UPC barcode system. Know that...
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Designed
The Invention of the Telephone
All of the people in your class would agree that life would be different without the invention of the telephone! Study Alexander Graham Bell's most famous and influential invention through the primary source document of his sketch of the...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Have your physical scientists try some engineering origami by examining how the folding of materials can have practical and beneficial applications. Teams use their convoluted cortexes to collaborate on constructing a solar panel that is...
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable
Conserving Energy through Grid Modernization
After learning about the technology of grid modernization, middle schoolers investigate its effectiveness in energy conservation. This is accomplished through a collaborative research assignment, resulting in a written summary and...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
Windmills and Blogs: The Impact of Technology in Rural Peru
How does technology affect a community? Research the benefits and consequences of technology in rural Peru. In this technology instructional activity, learners discuss how the effects of technology. They view a PowerPoint and learn about...
4th - 9th Science
What's the Difference Between Accuracy and Precision?
While often used interchangeably, the distinction between accuracy and precision is critical for many scientific endeavors. Discover the importance of consistency for precise results, and the need for accuracy in the field of research,...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable