Using the Internet to Search Large Databases....
Learners search the Internet taking care when framing questions. They comprehend when the information is valid and present it for a chosen audience. Students search the Internet using a range of operations to find a range of information.
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AI Search: Lions and Gazelles
Explore state-space searches with a river-crossing puzzle. Scholars perform a skit to solve a river-crossing puzzle involving lions and gazelles. They use their solution to create a state-space diagram and learn about depth-first and...
3rd - 6th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Designed
New Review 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
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
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
Divide and Conquer—Santa’s Dirty Socks
The story "Santa's Dirty Socks" provides learners an example of a search algorithm that uses a divide and conquer system similar to a binary search algorithm. The included questions expand upon the concepts that follow the story.
4th - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable