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Recursion: Smaller Sibling Pyramids

Recursion, Iteration (Looping), and Concurrency.  In the first of two sessions (at most an hour each), students are asked to calculate a simple summation by themselves, based on a procedure they ar

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 13

CATEGORIES:

Computing, Technology

Engineer a Cane

Students explore the impact of assistive technology on meeting the needs of society. They work in teams to reengineer an assistive device -- in this case a cane -- to meet the needs of a client.

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Dispenser Designs

Students learn how material selection, costs, and user needs must be weighed when designing a product.

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AGE LEVELS:

11 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Properties of Materials

Engineering Air Traffic

Students learn how the engineering and principals behind radar and air traffic control systems have impacted travel.

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Hull Engineering

Students learn how the shape of a product, such as a boat hull can impact performance.

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AGE LEVELS:

11 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Motion and Forces, Properties of Materials

Give Me a Brake

Students learn about how basic rim bicycle brakes work, and discuss force and friction.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Energy, Engineering Design, Motion and Forces

What is a Nanometer?

Students learn how working at the nanoscale requires scientists and engineers to work at a much smaller scale. Students measure common classroom objects and convert the measurement to nanometers.

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Tennis Anyone?

Students explore how engineers incorporate the latest materials and manufacturing techniques to improve sports equipment.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

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Engineering Design, Properties of Materials

Fibonacci via Recursion and Iteration

This lesson introduces how to calculate an arithmetic series, specifically Fibonacci.  In the first of two hour-long sessions, using a spreadsheet (e.g.

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AGE LEVELS:

14 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Computing, Technology

Complexity -- It's Simple

Students gain an intuitive understanding of complexity and runtime of algorithms.

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AGE LEVELS:

14 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Computing, Mathematical Applications, Technology

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