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Students learn about the concepts of accuracy and approximation as they pertain ... (more)

Students learn about the concepts of accuracy and approximation as they pertain to robotics, gain insight into experimental accuracy, and learn how and when to estimate values that they measure. Students also explore sources of error stemming from the robot setup and rounding numbers. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Engineering
Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
AMPS GK-12 Program,
Ronald Poveda
TeachEngineering.org

# Applications of Differentiation: Graphing with Calculus and Calculators

This resource uses calculus techniques and graphing technology interactively to investigate the ... (more)

This resource uses calculus techniques and graphing technology interactively to investigate the behavior of functions. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
iLumina
Provider Set:
iLumina Digital Library
Author:
Michael Freeze
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# Archery, Spring 2006

This 12 session course is designed for the beginning or novice archer ... (more)

This 12 session course is designed for the beginning or novice archer and uses recurve indoor target bows and equipment. The purpose of the course is to introduce students to the basic techniques of indoor target archery emphasizing the care and use of equipment, range safety, stance and shooting techniques, scoring and competition. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Video Lectures
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Silva, Cheryl

# Bird Beak Accuracy Assessment

The purpose of this resource is to quantitatively evaluate the accuracy of ... (more)

The purpose of this resource is to quantitatively evaluate the accuracy of a classification system. Students sort birds into three possible classes based on each bird's beak: carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores. Students compare their answers with a given set of validation data. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Mathematics
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Homework and Assignments
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Student Guide
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
NASA
The GLOBE Program
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Globe Program
GLOBE Teacher's Guide
Author:
The GLOBE Program, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)

# Boom Construction

Student teams design their own booms (bridges) and engage in a friendly ... (more)

Student teams design their own booms (bridges) and engage in a friendly competition with other teams to test their designs. Each team strives to design a boom that is light, can hold a certain amount of weight, and is affordable to build. Teams are also assessed on how close their design estimations are to the final weight and cost of their boom "construction." This activity teaches students how to simplify the math behind the risk and estimation process that takes place at every engineering firm prior to the bidding phase—when an engineering firm calculates how much money it will take to build the project and then "bids" against other competitors. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Engineering
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
AMPS GK-12 Program,
Janet Yowell
Stanislav Roslyakov
TeachEngineering.org

# Close Enough?

Accuracy of measurement in navigation depends very much on the situation. If ... (more)

Accuracy of measurement in navigation depends very much on the situation. If a sailor's target is an island 200 km wide, sailing off center by 10 or 20 km is not a major problem. But, if the island were only 1 km wide, it would be missed if off just the smallest bit. Many of the measurements made while navigating involve angles, and a small error in the angle can translate to a much larger error in position when traveling long distances. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Janet Yowell
Jeff White
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Matt Lippis

# Computer Accuracy

Accuracy of measurement in navigation depends very much on the situation. If ... (more)

Accuracy of measurement in navigation depends very much on the situation. If a sailor's target is an island 200 km wide, sailing off center by 10 or 20 km is not a major problem. But, if the island were only 1 km wide, it would be missed if off just the smallest bit. Many of the measurements made while navigating involve angles, and a small error in the angle can translate to a much larger error in position when traveling long distances. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Janet Yowell
Jeff White
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Matt Lippis

# Curve Control

In this online game, learners must keep their snowboarding racer in the ... (more)

In this online game, learners must keep their snowboarding racer in the middle of the course without veering off track or hitting obstacles. This game allows learners to practice their "fine motor control" and abilities to make precise movements. (less)

Subject:
Life Science
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Games
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Science World at TELUS World of Science
TELUS

# "Dewey Defeats Truman": Be Aware of Data Revisions

The famous "Dewey Defeats Truman" headline illustrates the importance of timely and ... (more)

The famous "Dewey Defeats Truman" headline illustrates the importance of timely and accurate data. Agencies that compute economic indicators for the \$14 trillion U.S. economy face a tough challenge: providing up-to-the minute results and ensuring the reliability of the data. This issue explains why there is often a trade-off between these two factors and discusses the importance of data revision. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Economic Lowdown Lessons
Author:
Scott Wolla

# Ding! Going Up? Elevators and Engineering

Students create model elevator carriages and calibrate them, similar to the work ... (more)

Students create model elevator carriages and calibrate them, similar to the work of design and quality control engineers. Students use measurements from rotary encoders to recreate the task of calibrating elevators for a high-rise building. They translate the rotations from an encoder to correspond to the heights of different floors in a hypothetical multi-story building. Students also determine the accuracy of their model elevators in getting passengers to their correct destinations. (less)

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
AMPS GK-12 Program,
Chris Leung
Paul Phamduy
TeachEngineering.org

# Getting it Right!

In this lesson, students will investigate error. As shown in earlier activities ... (more)

In this lesson, students will investigate error. As shown in earlier activities from navigation lessons 1 through 3, without an understanding of how errors can affect your position, you cannot navigate well. Introducing accuracy and precision will develop these concepts further. Also, students will learn how computers can help in navigation. Often, the calculations needed to navigate accurately are time consuming and complex. By using the power of computers to do calculations and repetitive tasks, one can quickly see how changing parameters likes angles and distances and introducing errors will affect their overall result. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics
Science and Technology
Engineering
Geoscience
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Jeff White
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Matt Lippis
TeachEngineering.org

# Give An Inch, Take A Foot

In this activity students practice measuring techniques by measuring different objects and ... (more)

In this activity students practice measuring techniques by measuring different objects and distances around the classroom. They practice using different scales of measurement in metric units and estimation. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Engineering
Physics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
TeachEngineering
Author:
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
Janet Yowell
Lesley Herrmann
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
TeachEngineering.org

# Hockey Stick Power!

This activity (on page 2 of the pdf) is a full inquiry ... (more)

This activity (on page 2 of the pdf) is a full inquiry investigation into how a hockey stickäóťs flex affects shooting power and accuracy. Groups of learners will gather hockey sticks with three different flex ratings. Then, they design separate accuracy and speed tests to gather data and calculate average scores for each flex rating. Relates to linked video, DragonflyTV: Hockey. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Mathematics
Chemistry
Engineering
Physics
Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
National Science Foundation
Twin Cities Public Television
Twin Cities Public Television, Inc.

# How Predictable!

Students follow weather forecasts to gauge their accuracy and produce a weather ... (more)

Students follow weather forecasts to gauge their accuracy and produce a weather report for the class. They develop skills of observation, recording and reporting. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise Carlson
Jane Evenson
Malinda Schaefer Zarske

# Launch into Learning: Catapults!

Students learn about catapults, including the science and math concepts behind them, ... (more)

Students learn about catapults, including the science and math concepts behind them, as they prepare for the associated activity in which they design, build and test their own catapults. They learn about force, accuracy, precision and angles. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Engineering
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Carleigh Samson
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Jake Crosby
Jonathan McNeil
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
TeachEngineering.org
William Surles

# Master Driver

As part of a design challenge, students learn how to use a ... (more)

As part of a design challenge, students learn how to use a rotation sensor (located inside the casing of a LEGO® MINDSTORMS ® NXT motor) to measure how far a robot moves with each rotation. Through experimentation and measurement with the sensor, student pairs determine the relationship between the number of rotations of the robot's wheels and the distance traveled by the robot. Then they use this ratio to program LEGO robots to move precise distances in a contest of accuracy. The robot that gets closest to the goal without touching the toy figures at the finish line is the winning programming design. Students learn how rotational sensors measure distance, how mathematics can be used for real-world purposes, and about potential sources of error due to gearing when using rotation sensor readings for distance calculations. They also become familiar with the engineering design process as they engage in its steps, from understanding the problem to multiple test/improve iterations to successful design. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Computing and Information
Engineering
Physics
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
GK-12 Program, Computational Neurobiology Center,
Nishant Sinha, Pranit Samarth, Satish S. Nair
TeachEngineering.org

# Measure Twice, Cut Once

Students learn the metric units engineers use to measure mass, distance (or ... (more)

Students learn the metric units engineers use to measure mass, distance (or length) and volume. They make estimations using these units and compare their guesses with actual values. To introduce the concepts, the teacher needs access to a meter stick, a one-liter bottle, a glass container that measures milliliters and a gram scale. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Lesley Herrmann
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
TeachEngineering.org
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Introduces the concepts and applications of navigation techniques using celestial bodies and ... (more)

Introduces the concepts and applications of navigation techniques using celestial bodies and satellite positioning systems such as the Global Positioning System (GPS). Topics include astronomical observations, radio navigation systems, the relationship between conventional navigation results and those obtained from GPS, and the effects of the security systems, Selective Availability, and anti-spoofing on GPS results. Laboratory sessions cover the use of sextants, astronomical telescopes, and field use of GPS. Application areas covered include ship, automobile, and aircraft navigation and positioning, including very precise positioning applications. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Herring, Thomas

# National Physical Laboratory (NPL)

The NPL is the UK's national measurement institute, established in 1900 to ... (more)

The NPL is the UK's national measurement institute, established in 1900 to develop and apply accurate measurement standards for science and technology. The NPL conducts international research, provides commercial services in calibration, and maintains a collection of publications and reference materials relating to standard measurement. Educators will also find fact sheets on topics such as uncertainty in measurement, history of measurement, atomic timekeeping, and background information on basic and derived units. Teachers can freely download posters on mass, length, light, temperature, and more. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Physics
Material Type:
Data
Reference
Provider: