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Electric Switches

The Electric Switches activity encourages students to design a simple switch into an electric circuit.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 11

CATEGORIES:

Electricity and Magnetism, Energy, Technology

Tinkering with Tops

Students work in teams to design and build their own spinning top out of everyday materials. Their top must be able to spin for at least 10 seconds within an area 30 cm in diameter.

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Conveyor Engineering

Students explore how engineers have solved societal problems to move goods, materials, and people using conveyor systems.

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AI Search: Lions and Gazelles

This is an introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI) ‘state-space search.’ The entertaining story line provides necessary background justifying the classic rules.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 13

CATEGORIES:

Computing, 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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Measuring the Wind

Students explore how anemometers record the strength of the wind and how this information is used to support society.

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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

Failure: Seeds of Innovation

Students explore how engineers created materials, products, and processes after facing a failure or mistake.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design

Wind Tunnel Testing

Students learn how products such as airplanes, cars and trucks are tested in wind tunnels.

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Electric Messages: Then and Now

Students learn how to send Morse Code through electrical switches which they construct from batteries, wires, and a bulb.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 14

CATEGORIES:

Electricity and Magnetism, Energy, Technology

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