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Sketching Circuits

Expanding on understanding of simple circuits, this lesson explores conductivity and introduces students to the new technique of drawing electrical pathways for circuitry with pens.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 12

CATEGORIES:

Electricity and Magnetism, Engineering Design, Technology

Designing Drones

Teams of students explore helicopter flight; and design, build, and test their own simple rotor out of basic materials.

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Take Flight!

Teams of students explore the forces that impact flight and design, build, and test their own gliders out of simple materials.

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Smart Buildings and the Internet of Things

This lesson explores the practical, scientific, ethical, and environmental issues that emerge in building ‘smart buildings’ that rely on ‘the internet of things’.  

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The Boat and the Beetle

This lesson further develops principles of floating and sinking to young learners.

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AGE LEVELS:

4 - 7

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design

The Phone Charger Conundrum

Student teams learn how engineers work together to develop products that are compatible with other products. 

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AGE LEVELS:

12 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Electricity and Magnetism, Engineering Design, Technology

Making Sense of Sensors

Students learn how instruments that measure humidity come in different designs and serve many purposes.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Technology, Weather

Fun with Speedboats

Student learn how engineers compete in water speed races and then design their own speedboat out of everyday items.

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AGE LEVELS:

11 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Motion and Forces, Properties of Materials

Can You Copperplate?

Students work in teams to develop a chemical system to add a layer of copper to another metal product.

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Radio Reception and Transmission

Students explore how advances in radio communications have impacted society. Students work in teams to build and test a working FM radio receiver and an FM transmitter.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Energy, Engineering Design, Properties of Materials, Technology

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