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Data Representation: Millions of Colors

By first creating, and then playing a card game, students learn how additive color is represented as binary and hexadecimal numbers. 

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AGE LEVELS:

14 - 17

CATEGORIES:

Computing, Mathematical Applications, Technology

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

Can You Canoe?

Students learn how materials engineering has made canoes less expensive, more durable, and lighter.

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Simple Kitchen Machines

Students learn about different types of simple machines, and evaluate several simple kitchen machines.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 11

CATEGORIES:

Motion and Forces, Simple Machines

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

Vector Graphics Use Functions

This lesson introduces vector graphics and functions through a collaborative design activity. 

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AGE LEVELS:

14 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Computing, Mathematical Applications, Technology

Flashlights and Batteries

Students learn how batteries work, and explore the simple circuit system found in a standard flashlight. Topics examined include batteries, electron flow, switches, and bulbs.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 11

CATEGORIES:

Electricity and Magnetism, Energy, 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

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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