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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

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

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

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

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

Program Your Own Game

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

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Virtual Reality and Anaglyph Stereoscopic Technology

Students will use the scientific method to study ‘anaglyph’ (movie 3D) technologies to model computer science design and learn how stereo images create the illusion of 3D. 

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AGE LEVELS:

11 - 14

CATEGORIES:

Computing, Mathematical Applications, Technology

Engineered Sports

Students learn about how engineering is continually applied to improve products manufactured by every industry.

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AGE LEVELS:

11 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Motion and Forces, Properties of Materials

Encryption – All About Code

Students learn how alphanumeric symbols can be encoded for a multitude of fun purposes.  In the first of two sessions (each 2 hours long) they learn about codes, and are asked to make their own wit

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 10

CATEGORIES:

Computing

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

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