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Pollution Patrol

Students work in teams to design and build their own outdoor air pollution detectors out of everyday items.

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Hand Biometrics Technology

Students learn how biometrics technologies have been used worldwide to address security and identification systems.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Human Body, Mathematical Applications

Wind Tunnel Testing

Students learn how products such as airplanes, cars and trucks are tested in wind tunnels.

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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

Pipeline Challenge

Students learn how land and weather, distance, and materials to be transported impact engineering plans.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Environments and Resources

Sorting Socks is Algorithm Complexity

This lesson introduces some simple ideas about algorithms and their complexity through a series of exercises involving a collection of socks. 

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AGE LEVELS:

11 - 13

CATEGORIES:

Computing, Mathematical Applications, Technology

AI Search: Lions and Gazelles

This is an introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI) ‘state-space search.’ The entertaining story line provides necessary background justifying the classic rules.

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8 - 13

CATEGORIES:

Computing, Technology

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

Boolean Algebra is Elementary

Sherlock Holmes delighted in saying ‘It’s elementary, my dear Watson’. This lesson provides a brief overview of how Boolean algebra provides the basis for artificial intelligence reasoning.

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13 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Computing, Technology

Coloring Discrete Structures

This lesson introduces students to areas of mathematics that computer scientists use to do computational problems.

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AGE LEVELS:

11 - 13

CATEGORIES:

Computing, Mathematical Applications, Technology

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