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Blast Off!

Students explore how engineers have developed rocketships over the years, and learn about the principals of rocketry.

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AGE LEVELS:

14 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Motion and Forces

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

Cracking the Code

Students learn about how computer coding systems have impacted everyday life.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Mathematical Applications, Technology

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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Pendulum Time

Students explore how the pendulum clock has proved to be a very accurate way of measuring time over the centuries. Students work in teams to build their own pendulum clock out of everyday items.

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A Question of Balance

Students learn how manufacturing engineers develop systems for creating consistent products.

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Smooth Operator

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

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Human Body, Properties of Materials, Robotics

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

Choose Your Best Way

Students learn how to solve a real problem in computer with the help of discrete mathematic models.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Computing, Mathematical Applications, 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

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