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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

Making Sense of Sensors

Students learn how instruments that measure humidity come in different designs and serve many purposes.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Technology, Weather

Pollution Patrol

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

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Heart of the Matter

Students learn about how valves operate and the enhancements that have improved mechanical heart valve design.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Human Body, Motion and Forces

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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AGE LEVELS:

13 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Computing, Technology

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

Clipper Creations

Students design and build a working model of a nail clipper.

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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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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

Circuits and Boolean Expressions

Boolean logic is essential to understanding computer architecture. It is also useful in program construction and Artificial Intelligence.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 13

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Computing, Technology

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