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Program Your Own Game

Students learn about basic computer programming and the work of software engineers.

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The Power of Graphene

Students explore nanotechnology and the material graphene in terms of its ability to conduct electricity.

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Public Keys, One Way Functions and Hard Problems

This lesson introduces two important concepts: public key encryption and one-way functions.

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AGE LEVELS:

11 - 14

CATEGORIES:

Computing, Mathematical Applications, Technology

Engineered Music

Students work in teams to develop a design for their own instrument using everyday items.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Energy, Engineering Design, Motion and Forces

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

Try Your Hand at Nano

Students explore nanotechnology through a measurement and temperature exercise involving liquid crystals.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 11

CATEGORIES:

Properties of Materials, Structure of Matter, 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

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Computing, Technology

History of Computing - EEEEK- A Mouse!

Students explore the engineering behind the original development and ongoing design enhancement of the computer mouse.

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Spring Scale Engineering

Students learn spring scales and develop their own functional spring scale out of everyday items. They present and then test their scales, and compare their designs with those of other teams.

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Engineering Ups and Downs

Students work in teams to develop a design for their own elevator to service a toy car garage.

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AGE LEVELS:

11 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Motion and Forces, Simple Machines

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