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Getting Your Bearings

Students learn about friction and how ball bearings reduce friction and extend the life of machines. Topics examined include friction, ball bearings, engineering design, and problem solving.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Energy, Engineering Design, Motion and Forces

Graphics: Calculating Color

In a digital world we take color for granted.  Through off-computer activities, students learn the difference between additive and subtractive color, and how images are generated on screen and tran

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AGE LEVELS:

11 - 13

CATEGORIES:

Computing, Technology

Exploring at the Nanoscale

Students learn how engineers working at the nanoscale have a greater surface area to work with.

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Find it with GPS!

Students explore the impact of how technology can positively impact the world by learning about global positioning systems.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Technology

Cast Your Vote

Students learn how methods of voting have adapted over time using engineering to increase accuracy and privacy.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 12

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design

Sort it Out!

Students learn how coins are manufactured and explore the sorting processes engineers have developed.

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History of Computing - Engineered Memory

Students learn how floppy disks work and explore how they hold up in a variety of situations.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Electricity and Magnetism, Engineering Design, Technology

Temperature Tactics

Students explore the impact of engineers and scientists have developed sensors over the centuries to measure temperature.

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LEDs and Resistors

Expanding on understanding of simple circuits, this lesson explores LEDs and resistors and reviews the differences between parallel and series circuit design and functions.  Note: This lesson

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 12

CATEGORIES:

Electricity and Magnetism, Technology

Sketching Circuits

Expanding on understanding of simple circuits, this lesson explores conductivity and introduces students to the new technique of drawing electrical pathways for circuitry with pens.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 12

CATEGORIES:

Electricity and Magnetism, Engineering Design, Technology

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