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Solving a Simple Maze

Students design a simple maze as shown in figure (given in the synopsis). They will solve the maze, and will then list the assumptions and steps in arriving at the solution of the maze.

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AGE LEVELS:

14 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Computing, 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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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

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

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

Coloring Discrete Structures

This lesson introduces students to areas of mathematics that computer scientists use to do computational problems.

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AGE LEVELS:

11 - 13

CATEGORIES:

Computing, Mathematical Applications, Technology

Hand Biometrics Technology

Students learn how biometrics technologies have been used worldwide to address security and identification systems.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Human Body, Mathematical Applications

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

Wind Tunnel Testing

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

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