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Fibonacci via Recursion and Iteration

This lesson introduces how to calculate an arithmetic series, specifically Fibonacci.  In the first of two hour-long sessions, using a spreadsheet (e.g.

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AGE LEVELS:

14 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Computing, Technology

Be A Scanning Probe Microscope

Students explore how equipment developed by engineers allows us to "see" at the nanoscale.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 14

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Structure of Matter, Technology

Concurrency Means Cooperation

This lesson provides a number of kinesthetic exercises that illustrate how teamwork can contribute to efficient problem solutions.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 10

CATEGORIES:

Computing, Technology

Getting Your Bearings

Students learn about friction and how ball bearings reduce friction and extend the life of machines. Topics examined include friction, ball bearings, engineering design, and problem solving.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Energy, Engineering Design, Motion and Forces

Graphics: Calculating Color

In a digital world we take color for granted.  Through off-computer activities, students learn the difference between additive and subtractive color, and how images are generated on screen and tran

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AGE LEVELS:

11 - 13

CATEGORIES:

Computing, Technology

Find it with GPS!

Students explore the impact of how technology can positively impact the world by learning about global positioning systems.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Technology

Exploring at the Nanoscale

Students learn how engineers working at the nanoscale have a greater surface area to work with.

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Sort it Out!

Students learn how coins are manufactured and explore the sorting processes engineers have developed.

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Cast Your Vote

Students learn how methods of voting have adapted over time using engineering to increase accuracy and privacy.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 12

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design

History of Computing - Engineered Memory

Students learn how floppy disks work and explore how they hold up in a variety of situations.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Electricity and Magnetism, Engineering Design, Technology

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