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An Eye on Optics

Students explore the relationship between gelatin shapes and light and design a lens system to improve vision. 

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AGE LEVELS:

10 - 14

CATEGORIES:

Light and Heat

Public Keys, One Way Functions and Hard Problems

This lesson introduces two important concepts: public key encryption and one-way functions.

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AGE LEVELS:

11 - 14

CATEGORIES:

Computing, Mathematical Applications, Technology

Virtual Reality and Anaglyph Stereoscopic Technology

Students will use the scientific method to study ‘anaglyph’ (movie 3D) technologies to model computer science design and learn how stereo images create the illusion of 3D. 

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AGE LEVELS:

11 - 14

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Computing, Mathematical Applications, Technology

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 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

Search Engines

Students build search queries. They learn efficient method of retrieving information. Students compare different search engines.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Computing, Mathematical Applications, Technology

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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