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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

Recursion: Smaller Sibling Pyramids

Recursion, Iteration (Looping), and Concurrency.  In the first of two sessions (at most an hour each), students are asked to calculate a simple summation by themselves, based on a procedure they ar

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 13

CATEGORIES:

Computing, Technology

Rescue Rover

In this lesson, students work in teams of "engineers" to design and build their own rescue device out of everyday items.

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Robot Basketball

The teacher will lead a class discussion about basketball and the different kinds of shots basketball players perform. A student will demonstrate how they throw a free-throw shot in basketball.

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Rotational Equilibrium

Students build and test a mobile to explore the principals of rotational equilibrium.

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Rubber Band Racers

In "Rubber Band Racers" lesson students explore rubber band car design. Students work in teams of "engineers" to design and build their own rubber band car out of everyday items.

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Sail Away

Students design a sailboat out of everyday objects that can catch a breeze from a fan and sail four feet.

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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

Series and Parallel Circuits

Students perform experiments using two different types of circuit arrangements: series and parallel circuits.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 14

CATEGORIES:

Electricity and Magnetism, Energy, Technology

Shake it up with Seismographs!

Students learn how seismographs record and can help predict earthquakes and other earth movements. They explore the impact of how technology can positively impact the world.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Motion and Forces, Technology

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