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Measuring the Wind

Students explore how anemometers record the strength of the wind and how this information is used to support society.

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Pendulum Time

Students explore how the pendulum clock has proved to be a very accurate way of measuring time over the centuries. Students work in teams to build their own pendulum clock out of everyday items.

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Smooth Operator

In this lesson, students work in teams of "engineers" to design and build their own surgical instrument out of everyday items.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Human Body, Properties of Materials, Robotics

Shake it up with Seismographs!

Students learn how seismographs record and can help predict earthquakes and other earth movements. They explore the impact of how technology can positively impact the world.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Motion and Forces, Technology

Using Ohm’s Law to Build a Voltage Divider

Students explore Ohm's Law using a nine-volt battery.

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Solving a Simple Maze

Students design a simple maze as shown in figure (given in the synopsis). They will solve the maze, and will then list the assumptions and steps in arriving at the solution of the maze.

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AGE LEVELS:

14 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Computing, Mathematical Applications, Technology

Wind Tunnel Testing

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

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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

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

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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