Using Spreadsheets to Calculate Your Grades
Students enter their grades into a spreadsheet program. They apply the formulas to determine the sum and average of the data set, their grades. They double check their spreadsheet work using a calculator.
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Hands-On Engineering Challenges to Bolster Your Electricity, Sound, and Force Units
Need some activities to go along with your unit? A collection of hands-on activities from PBS offers opportunities to add to your electricity, sound, and force units. The electricity activities revolve around building a pinball-type...
6th - 8th Technology & Engineering
What are Wind Shear and Turbulence?
Let's go fly a kite. By flying a kite, class members observe the difference in air flow. The class notices the characteristics of banners tied to the kite string to determine where wind turbulence stops. Adding an anemometer to measure...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Fibonacci Via Recursion and Iteration
Discover the wonders of the Fibonacci sequence. Young computer scientists watch videos on the Fibonacci sequence in nature and use spreadsheets to determine specific values in it. The lesson teaches iterative and recursive techniques for...
3rd - 6th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Designed
An Inflated Impression of Mars
Help your class understand the magnitude of the distance between Earth and Mars with an activity that asks small groups to use balloons to create scale models of the Earth, Moon, and Mars. Class members figure out the distances between...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
A Call to Invention: DIY Speaker Edition
What if I said that you can build a homemade speaker out of a potato chip? Bestselling author and do-it-yourself expert William Gurstelle shows you how in his brief presentation at TEDYouth 2012. He encourages young people to be creative...
7 mins 4th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Energy and the Pogo Stick
Let your class bounce to examine the concept elastic potential energy. Individuals bounce on a pogo stick in order to calculate its elastic potential energy. Groups then compare the elastic potential energy to the gravitational potential...
9th - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Designed