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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

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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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

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

Program Your Own Game

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

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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

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

How the Rubber Meets the Road

Students learn how tire tread patterns are developed to achieve safety and efficiency in a range of driving conditions.

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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

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

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