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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

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

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

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

Wind Tunnel Testing

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

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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

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

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

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

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